During an exam, if you feel...
panicky, anxious, hopeless, mental blanks, can’t breath, dizzy...overwhelmed

Exam anxiety crowds your mind with negative, unhelpful ideas, blocks you remembering what you know, steals
your confidence and attention.

Stop and control the stress by:

  •  Breathe– 5 deep slow breaths (5x a day) 
  •  Remind yourself the knowledge is in your head 
  •  Start with a question you find easier 
  •  Focus on what the question is asking 
  •  Think only one question at a time 


Breathe– 5 deep slow breaths (5x a day)
Breathe– 5 deep slow breaths (5x a day)
Breathe– 5 deep slow breaths (5x a day)
Breathe– 5 deep slow breaths (5x a day)
Breathe– 5 deep slow breaths (5x a day)

Remind yourself the knowledge is in your head

Start with a question you find easier

Focus on what the question is asking

Think only one question at a time

For customised individual assistance see a VU counsellor at Student Engagement:
Phone: 9919 2399, 9919 4418 or 9919 8801

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
www.beyondblue.org.au

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