Do This Before the Test
First off, breathe! Be prepared with a few simple steps.
You got this. Be prepared!
Learn to breathe and be present.
This will curb some of the anxiety. Check out a YouTube video about mindfulness and positive self-talk.
This means keeping your notes tidy and together, but it also means setting alarms so you don’t overdo it — or oversleep on test day.
This will prevent more anxiety brought on by a rush of cortisol to your brain (the “fight or flight” response).
Create a consistent routine for studying well in advance of the test.
Eat healthy, get some sleep, listen to music, and choose a comfy spot to study that’s not your bed.
Talk to professionals, like your counselor, teachers, or advisor.
Obvs you can talk to friends or family — just don’t dwell on the stress of the test. Talk about how you’re going to ace it and how good you’ll feel afterward!