That time of year……….

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year when exams are looming. School, and especially exams, can be difficult at the best of times but when there are things going on at home it can be impossible to concentrate. Your head can feel full of all the worries of what’s happening in the family and what’s going to happen in the future. And studying can be especially difficult if there is tension and arguing at home.

 Before you can even think about starting to study you need to try to clear your mind of  these worries. Don’t bottle stuff up, you don’t have to cope with this on your own and you need to get all the support you can get. Talk to a good friend, parent, aunty, someone you trust. It’s a good idea to let the school know what’s happening as they can help, there might even be a school counsellor you’d feel able to talk to.

 Some tips to help get you through:

  • Learn to recognise when you’re stressing out and nothing is going in.  Take a break and chat to someone who can help you unwind and put things in perspective.
  • Eat right –  an obvious one but it’s so easy to forget when you’re under pressure
  • Sleep well- easier said than done when you have things on your mind. Find ways to unwind before going to bed and if it’s really a problem you need to talk to someone about it – parents and maybe your G.P.
  • Don’t forget that there is life after the exams. Try and remember the positives that you have in your life, the people who you like to be around, sports and hobbies that help you relax.

Most importantly though – don’t bottle things up and try to handle things on your own. Get support and help, look after yourself.

Don’t forget that you can always email us for some online support.

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March 13, 2012. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.