Stress Reduction Strategies
A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. “Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress”.
Deep breathing counters the effects of stress by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure,”
A good belly laugh doesn’t just lighten the load mentally. It lowers cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, and boosts brain chemicals called endorphins, which help your mood.
Research shows that listening to soothing music can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety.
All forms of exercise, including yoga and walking, can ease depression and anxiety by helping the brain release feel-good chemicals and by giving your body a chance to practice dealing with stress.
Get to class early
Getting to class early is a good way to prepare for the test and maybe have some time to review.
Getting a good nights sleep before the test is always good so you have enough energy and don't just rush through it so you can sleep the rest of the time.
Going into a test with confidence is like the most important thing you can do.
Always make sure that that come prepared and ready to take whatever test you are going to take.
It doesn't have to be major stretching like this but move your legs and arms. Stretching your fingers is also good.
If you use one of these or a couple of them then your stress levels will go down and you will feel more relaxed and will have a better experience when taking a test.