13 May 2016

Exam Stress

So, it's that dreaded time of year for many of us. Be it GCSEs, A-Levels or uni finals, it's not a fun time for any of us.
Let me guess, you're breaking out, biting off all your nails and finding it hard to sleep (or is that just me?). If so, then I may have a few little tips to help you over the next few weeks as when it comes to tackling this stress.

1.) Skin Care

If like me you break-out when you're stressed, be happy in the knowledge that you're not alone. It happens to all of us (sadly).
One way to tackle this is eating lots of fruit and veg and drinks lots of water. I can't stress enough how quickly your skin will clear up if you increase the amount of water you drink (yes, that means putting down that can of Coke!). But, if you're not so good at that then there's a fair few teas which are A-mazing.
First, green tea. This is literally a god-send, it fixes all problems, kind of like coconut oil. If you're new to green tea, the taste can take a while to get used to, but I promise it's worth it.
Another tea I've found that helps is 'Dr Stuarts Skin Purify'. Again, this is brilliant. It comes in a pack of 15 tea bags for £2.35 from Holland and Barrett and the packaging is too cute, which is always a plus. I started on this a few moths ago, and by the third day of drinking (one cup a day) my skin cleared up dramatically. So definitely worth a try!

2.) Wind down time

Make sure that you factor in some "me-time" during the exam period, otherwise you'll feel completely overwhelmed.
May favorite way to wined down is having a lovely warm bubble bath! go light a few candles, pour a load of bath soak in and have a chill. If you want you can also add in some music! Warm baths also help you sleep, so they're fab if you're having trouble falling asleep at night. 
Another many find to be a good way to wined down is going to the gym. (I know- like what?!). I never knew what this was all about until fairly recently. I wouldn't exactly call myself a gym-bunny, but exercise is definitely a great release. Personally, I prefer yoga, purely because I find it more calming and soothing, but if you're on of those people who can go running for miles on end, then go do it! I promise you'll feel so much better, and will be able to go back to your revision with a clear head.

3.) Cut yourself some slack

You need to remember that everyone will be feeling stressed over this period, but remember that you're not alone and that you need to cut yourself some slack. If you've recently got a mock or test back with a score you're not happy with- don't worry. Learn from the mistakes made, and work on it. Don't going beating yourself up about it, if you've tried your hardest no one can ask any more of you.

Hopefully these few little tips will be of some use to you over this horrible, stressful time. Just remember that you'll be fine.
Good Luck x

P.S. products mentioned and comments made on them are my personal opinion, I was not paid to promote these products.


  1. Loving your blog! These tips are super helpful too, Bo xx


    1. Thank you so much, so glad to hear it Bo xx

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    1. Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it! Hoped it helped a bit. Of course I will xx

  3. Great post for everyone with exams, some really helpful tips xx



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