It is that time of the year where people especially the secondary school leavers are set to receive their results from the different examining bodies. With the escalating number of students who underperform, today we give you easy ways to deal with the anxiety since it has proven to be the main at ourselves post exams.
Know that failing an exam does not make you a failure
Remember, if you fail an exam, you are not a failure – you are still a good person, just a good person who failed an exam. Usually, failing an exam only means you have to repeat, and you’ll have plenty of time to prepare. This might delay your plans, but having to repeat is not the end of the world.
Failing an exam may also lead to a change of direction to get to where you want to go, or it could open up a new path entirely. There is always another way to achieve your goals.
When you do get your results, try to stay calm and make sure to talk to a parent, teacher or a friend about what you want to do next.
Avoid people who could stress you out
Sometimes, friends or the people around us can make us feel worse about a big event like exam results coming up. Try to avoid letting their negativity rub off on you and focus on yourself.
Try some relaxation techniques
It’s really important not to let anxiety take over your life. Try using different techniques to help you relax, including breathing exercises.