Last time in Why is it harder to remember answers during an exam? we saw what happens in the body when we are stressed or scared.
This time let’s find out some of the things you can do to reduce your anxiety and feel more in control and relaxed, yet alert.
Before and during the exam
- Breathe, this is the quickest way in to bring down your nervous system from hyper-arousal. Breath in slowly through the nose for a count of 3, hold 3, exhale through the mouth for 5 (you change the count to what suits you) however, it’s very important that the exhalation is longer than the inhale and hold. As you do this it’s very important to keep your jaw completely relaxed (floppy) and your tongue very loose in your mouth. Continue reading