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TalkCampus' top tips for managing exam and assignment stress and anxiety

Let’s start with the good news - experiencing some amount of stress or anxiety is an indication that you’re human. It’s how your body reacts to the demands and challenges it’s faced with. It is natural to feel anxious prior to an exam or stressed while juggling assignment prep. While stress and anxiety can sometimes be overwhelming, they can also be an energising and healthy pressure that encourages you to grow your capabilities and take control of your situation. So how are you able to strike a balance between too little and too much stress? This blog will cover some techniques you can utilise to help reduce and manage your stress and anxiety levels during assignment periods and leading up to your exams.

Slow down to speed up.

True productivity requires downtime! Studying remotely has eliminated the daily commute or the act of physically leaving your university at the end of a day of studying. It might not seem like a huge deal, but those rituals are actually super helpful when it comes to telling your brain it’s time to get out of work mode and into rest mode. And rest mode is incredibly important. Our attention span is a limited resource – there are only so many things we can take in and process at any given moment, and to keep running on high-alert is cognitively expensive for our brains. In order to le