Take some time to destress this exam period

Exams can be stressful. Have I studied enough? Did I learn the right information? Where is my exam? When is my exam? What can I take into the exam? How much are others studying? What if I fail? What if I pass? What if I don’t get the grade I want?

This exam period stop for a few minutes and make some time for you. Your body and brain will thank you for it. Below are some tips and things to do to help relieve some of that exam stress.

The GamesLab on level 4 at Kelvin Grove Library can help. There are preloaded games for PS4 and Xbox One with controllers and PSVR headsets available for borrowing from HiQ on level 2.

Still at Kelvin Grove, there is the ping pong table in the courtyard for people to use and chairs and tables to relax at and get that breath of fresh air.

If your exams are at Gardens Point, why not go for a stroll through the Botanical Gardens? There’s a spot by the river where the mangroves start where you can listen to the water lapping on the sandy riverbank. It’s very relaxing and a quiet break away from the crowds.

There’s information from HiQ on Surviving exam period. This could help you not just to survive, but also to thrive.

If you’re not coping well, you may want to talk to someone. There are student counsellors available as well as a host of other services. Find out more here. There are lots of self-help guides on the same page dealing with managing exam stress, mindfulness and procrastination just to name a few.

You are welcome to study in the Library and you will find opening hours listed here.

All the best for your exams and remember self-care is also important at this busy time.

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