How to deal with examination stress

07 September 2021 | Youth

Wetumwene Shikage

Examinations can get very stressful when not well prepared for

Do you have exams coming up? The pressure you may feel can become motivation to stay focused. When poorly managed, it can cause stress. Managing stress should not be a difficult task when you find yourself in this sticky spot. It is manageable.

Many of us get feelings of uncertainty, fear, anxiety or even stress because of upcoming exams or assessments. Causes of stress may be because you worry you might fail, find it difficult to understand important fundamentals of a subject, have limited time to study or feel pressure from family and friends to get good grades.

If you have to study and you don’t, there is only one consequence. That is simply failing a subject if not subject(s).

· Some signs of stress include:

· Feelings of confusion

· Feeling low and moody

· Having trouble making decisions

· Feeling overwhelmed

· Trouble sleeping

· Tense muscles or headaches

· Fidgeting, nail biting, teeth grinding

Knowing the signs of stress means you can detect and tackle them as they come. These are some of the things you can do to calm yourself whenever you may feel stressed.

· Stick to a routine of eating well and sleeping around the same time every day.

· Give yourself small rewards once you achieve study goals.

· Allow yourself some time to rest e.g., relaxation and listening to music between study times.

· Keep a clean study environment and get enough air while studying.

· Ask peers who understand the subject and teachers for help when you feel overwhelmed.

Your final-year examinations matter just as much as you think they do. But do not overthink things to stress and overwhelm yourself. Set up a study plan to accommodate all your subjects and you will see the results of so doing.

These tips may help you manage stress and study with ease. Learners and students can easily envisage the future based on current actions and decisions made.

Similar News

 

Blowing out somebody else’s candle won’t make yours shine

1 day - 19 October 2021 | Youth

Emilie MandumeThe ‘We Care’ project was established under the School of Destiny Association (SODA) Consultancy and launched in February 2021. The initial aim is to...

Creating safe spaces in time of need

1 day - 19 October 2021 | Youth

Monique Adams For the past year it has shown that COVID19 had a huge impact on the education system, with learners and teachers not knowing...

Namibia to host WorldSkills Africa 2022

1 day - 19 October 2021 | Youth

Michelline NawatisesThe official announcement was made on 8 October at The Dome where the event takes place under the theme ‘Promoting Skills Development in the...

The AIMS School of Sports receives accreditation

1 day - 19 October 2021 | Youth

Rivaldo KavangaThe Africa Institutional Management Services (AIMS) through its School of Sport (ASOS) received confirmation of accreditation of qualifications from the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA)....

Learner’s and driver’s licence - How easy is it?...

1 week ago - 12 October 2021 | Youth

A simple guide to obtaining your licenceWetumwene Shikage / Desiree GasesDriving is a routine task which many young people fear. You may see getting your...

Winners for the debating challenge 2021

1 week ago - 12 October 2021 | Youth

Monique Adams University of Namibia vs Namibia University of Science and Technology The first motion was: “Has the central bank’s monetary policy stance and...

Psychosocial support – A universal love language

2 weeks ago - 05 October 2021 | Youth

Jeanette DiergaardtThe Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) driven by various African states is currently one of the leading psychosocial support programmes for children. African countries...

Fresh, funky and fierce

2 weeks ago - 05 October 2021 | Youth

Mariselle StofbergEricke Tjiueza and Kevin Perestrelo are two self-taught artists who believe that their creative perspective is informed by their intuition, upbringing and experiences. The...

Young cattle judges get to grips with Brahmans

2 weeks ago - 05 October 2021 | Youth

The David Krause Youth Cattle Judging competition took place at the Windhoek Showgrounds last Monday, with students from northern, central and southern Namibia taking part....

Creating safer roads for our children

2 weeks ago - 05 October 2021 | Youth

Mariselle Stofberg and Rivaldo KavangaThe Automobile Association of Namibia, in conjunction with the City of Windhoek, MVA Fund and partners, held the #ISeeYou campaign under...

Latest News

Govt’s phone spying edges closer

3 hours ago | Technology

MATHIAS HAUFIKU and JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKGovernment is pushing ahead with plans to get a...

Judge chastises ‘homophobic’ home affairs...

3 hours ago | Justice

JANA-MARI SMITH WINDHOEKNamibian High Court judge Thomas Masuku has taken aim at the home affairs ministry’s discrimination against same-sex couples.In his...

Abort abortion law, ministry says

3 hours ago | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe Abortion and Sterilisation Act 2 of 1975 is obsolete and must be discarded for more comprehensive legislation that...

Zim unvaccinated employees barred from...

3 hours ago | Economics

Zimbabwe bar unvaccinated government workers from reporting for duty as part of efforts to fight Covid-19, an official circular showed.The southern African country has, as...

South Africa not authorising Russian...

3 hours ago | Economics

South Africa's drugs regulator said on Monday that it was not approving an emergency use application for Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 shot for now, citing...

EDITORIAL: Men lost in abortion...

3 hours ago | Opinion

The abortion debate limped on yesterday, and perhaps recorded a major breakthrough when the ministry of health admitted that it’s time the country legalised the...

No fear of inflation

3 hours ago | Economics

Global finance officials are worried about rising inflation pressures but there it is little fear that it will become a "runaway train," IMF chief Kristalina...

MTC budgets N$12m to incentivise...

3 hours ago | Health

ESTER KAMATI WINDHOEKTelecommunications giant MTC yesterday launched its new VaxUp081 campaign, which is aimed...

Tweya raps agri ministry over...

3 hours ago | Ministries

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKFormer trade minister and chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources Tjekero Tweya this week tore into the...

Load More