How to prepare yourself the day before your exam

It’s the night before your exam. You’ve spent the last few weeks revising and learning everything you need to know for tomorrow. One thing you shouldn’t forget to do is make sure you are mentally prepared so that you can perform at your best.  Here are a couple of tips to help you get ready the day before your exam:

  1. Go to bed at a reasonable time

By all means try to cram some last minute revision in the night before your exam, but the last thing you want is to be tired on the day of your exam, so aim to get a decent amount of sleep (around 7-8 hours should do). You don’t want your brain to turn to mush while you’re trying to pass. However, don’t sleep too much as this could also leave you feeling extremely tired.

2. Wake up at a decent time

Get up early so you won’t be rushing around trying to get everything done, as this will only stress you out more. Maybe even get some very last minute revision done so you’re extra prepared to ace that test. Don’t get up too early though. Like I said before, try to get 7-8 hours sleep.

3. Hydrate yourself

When you wake up, don’t forget to go grab a glass of water and hydrate yourself. You could even grab a bottle of water and take it into your exam with you in case you get thirsty during. Staying hydrated is important, especially during these summer exams when it get really hot really quick.

4. Eat breakfast

Don’t go to your exam on an empty stomach. Make yourself a breakfast that will fill you up and give you a good start to the rest of the day. If you get hungry during your exam it can become a real distraction, so make sure you fill your stomach up so you can avoid getting distracted by your own stomach.

5. Leave in plenty of time for your exam

Leave so that you will get to your exam early, that way you can get settled and ready without being rushed. The last thing you want on the big day is to be running to where you need to go to show up just on time or even showing up late. You’ll probably stress yourself out even more and you might end up all sweaty and uncomfortable which can affect how you perform.

6. Don’t stress

Try not to stress, as it won’t help you out in the exam. So take a deep breath and just do the best you can, as at this stage its all you can do. You’ve done all you can to cram some knowledge into your head, so now it’s time to go out and put that knowledge onto some paper and get the best grade you can. Stressing will only make things so make worse.

These are just a few things you can do to have a less stressful morning on the big day. I hope they can help you out a little. If you have any other suggestions please let us know. Good luck with the exams!



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