In the first part of our Typical Student anti-stress student guide we told you about the most common stress factors and pre-exam procrastination many students are prone to. To refresh the information, see Student Guide: How to Cope with Exam Stress and Anxiety? Part 1. (INFOGRAPHIC)
Now, we're going to tell you how students actually relieve their pre-examination stress and the activities they prefer.
HOW STUDENTS COPE WITH LACK OF MOTIVATION?
- 71% said they had lacked motivation and concentration coming up to their finals.
- 34% of these students were so worried they had sought professional help, either:
- college counseling service
- taking mood-enhancing drugs
- 16% of students have admitted to using performance-enhancing or smart drugs to deal with their worries over performance.
- 37% of college students also suffered from loneliness, with over half of these students saying they had turned into workaholics who were too nervous because of their exam performance to waste their time on socializing.
WHAT DO STUDENTS DO TO AVOID STRESS AT EXAM TIME AND PREVENT PROCRASTINATING?
- Took up exercise & meditation
- Shared worries with friends of sought out university counsellor for help and guidance
- Rewarded themselves for studying
- Blocked the internet while studying or revising
- Read about successful people who underperformed at college/university to discount any negative thoughts
- Visualized what they want to achieve each day
- Listened to uplifting music & comedy
- Keep a plan of each day’s work
- Do small amount of work each day before letting it build up
- Stopped drinking alcohol
To get a more wholesome picture, check the infographics below:
Don't forget to check out the first part of our guide at Student Guide: How to Cope with Exam Stress and Anxiety? Part 1. (INFOGRAPHIC)