It’s unbelievable how already, time has reached this point again. While it is different for every major and department, you may be facing your first, or another round of exams for this semester. There are many tips to help and guide you through this stressful time, and it is different for each and every individual. For instance, Very Well Mind has a few ways to try and reduce stress that I found helpful then as a student in the midst of exams, and now as well, in the very same position.
The first step in particular, has been an immense help for me personally when I had felt overwhelmed with all the assignments still ahead, and exams to study for. It was when I looked at my folder, filled with papers from all my classes in a haphazard order, and my bookmarks on my computer all disorganized from adding so many of them, did I realize I needed to get organized.
When you’re in a rush, or when you feel you need to be to catch up to everything, it’s easy to become disorganized. But taking a few minutes, or even a few hours depending on how much there is to organize, can have such a long lasting impact. With the seasons approaching spring, I took this week to organize all my clothes, papers, bookmarks, really, every little thing that added to my daily stress in small increments. It doesn’t seem like much, but when I was done, I felt so much better. The smallest of things can create the largest impacts, and I encourage you to organize the little things that may not seem to bug you, but it might unconsciously. And if you are already organized, great! Keep it up!
There are many tips in the article linked, and there are many more that you can research. With the amount of information available, you can create a plan that is well suited to you individually. I wish everyone the best of luck this exam season, good luck!