December 2, 2017

Self-Care During Exams Season

Looking for easy and quick ways to de-stress this exam season? Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Play calming games:
    1. Take a Walk (Requires Flash Player and better with headphones or in a quiet room with speakers)
    2. Flower Reaction (Requires Flash Player, also better with headphones)
  2. Meditate:
    1. Headspace: There are options for 2 minutes a day or 10 minutes a day, it’s really up to you and how much time you have. Personally, I’ve felt that even meditating for 2-3 minutes really helps me focus afterwards and refreshes my mind for the rest of the day. Download the app here
    2. Listen to guided meditation videos or meditation music on YouTube
  3. Listen to a short podcast/watch a video as a break: Podcasts are a great way to distract yourself temporarily from stressful situations – they may also help to motivate and inspire you.
    1. How to have the time of your life by Martin Boroson
    2. Breathe – Five minutes can change your life  by Stacey Schuerman
  4. Spend some time with a family member or pet: Even if it’s just five minutes, taking a break and talking to someone else can really make a big difference!
  5. Make a quick snack: Cooking is a great way to relieve stress, even if you’re just making a small bite to eat!
    1. Sweet Potato Chips
    2. Apple Almond Butter Snacks
  6. Go for a walk or a run: It’s the easier way to take a break from working hard, get some fresh air and feel more refreshed for some more studying.
  7. Write for a few minutes: I find that keeping a journal is helpful for me to organize my thoughts and even writing for just 5 minutes a day about any topic is a great way to de-stress.

These are some tips I have used to get through my busy exam seasons, hopefully some of these might be helpful to you. Good luck with exams!

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