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A moderate amount of stress can be a good thing. It can sharpen concentration and performance and help to create the energy and motivation we need to keep studying. Too much stress, however, can be overwhelming and stop us from being able to study and function healthily in life. Undoubtedly, it would be disappointing if you do not do as well as you hoped. Thus, instead of thinking negative thoughts it is helpful to challenge the thoughts (I won't get a good job, people will think I am stupid, my future is over) with a more realistic assessment of the situation.

Enlist the help of a friend, counsellor or tutor to help you to do this. It is very common to think that we will be judged solely on our academic achievements rather than as individuals with contributions to make in all sorts of ways. If someone believes that his/her self-worth depends on academic achievement, there will be considerable anxiety surrounding any academic assessment. Too much anxiety can be paralysing. If the pressures to succeed from family or others is extremely high, it may help to contact your local counselling service in order to talk about this.

TECHNIQUES TO COPE WITH STRESS

  • Some individuals may use alcohol, smoking and drugs as a means to manage stress. These may have a calming effect in the short term, however, they are not ideal solutions since it may cause one to feel worse afterward and thus impair the ability to think clearly.
  • Eat at least one proper meal a day and keep the body hydrated.
  • Exercise. This increases the blood flow around the body which increases clearer thought. Just a 10 minute walk a day can be helpful, especially in using up some of the extra adrenaline created by the stress.

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SADAG has 10 tips to help you support your teens through these exams:

 


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  • Fundi: Webinar recording for breathing techniques to reduce stress, manage anxiety, enhance your concentration and balance your emotions. Click Here to view
  • Good Things Guy: The best study hacks to get you (or your child) through Matric 2020. Click Here
  • EduConnect: Five Ways to Relieve Exam Stress. Click Here
  • Good Things Guy: End-of-year exam stress: Helping your children cope. Click Here
  • IOL: 6 tips to deal with end-of-year exam stress. Click Here
  • Dept of Basic Education: Top 10 study tips. Click Here
  • Dept of Basic Education: Matric Exams Revision. Click Here
  • University of Pretoria: Coping with exams amid COVID-19 pandemic: UP educational psychology expert offers tips for students. Click Here

 

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