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*Do not disturb mood activated* It’s exam season.

All-nighters, lack of sleep and exhaustion. Does this describe your current situation? With exams around the corner, you’re studying nonstop. You’re reviewing flashcards, summarizing chapters or practicing questions.

Yet, despite all your preparation, you’re still worried. And that’s okay!

We all want to ace our exams, right? And sometimes, we doubt our capabilities. But what you need to do is be confident in yourself.

If you need help to do so, here are some ways to boost your confidence during exam season.

Prepare well

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Want to ace your exams? All you have to do is prepare well.

Going into an exam without studying is a recipe for disaster. Plus, waiting until the last minute to cram won’t help, either. It’s best to allocate enough time to study and revise. You can watch videos, practice questions from the textbook and review class activities.

The goal is to be prepared. That way, you’re confident and ready for the big day.

Ask for help

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I’m sure there’s a course that’s giving you major headaches. Some chapters may be easier to grasp, while others are challenging. And if that’s the case, all you need to do is ask for help.

Consider discussing the challenges you’re facing with your professor. They have the best tips and advice for understanding and acing the course. Also, if you’re looking for extra help, you can book peer-tutoring sessions with Peer-Assisted Learning Support. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and make that appointment!

And guess what? Asking for help is one way to boost your confidence before exams.

Have a positive approach

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Rule #1 to ace your exams – believe in yourself.

You’re doing everything to prepare, reading the textbook, doing active-recall and taking your breaks. Plus, you’re eating healthy too! It’s essential that you maintain a positive approach during exam season.

If there’s a roadblock, then *inhale and exhale*. After which, you create a plan and keep going. Having a positive attitude helps you to relax. And it’s easier to concentrate too!

Visualize success

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“I’m gonna ace my exams.” “I can do this.”

If you visualize the idea of acing all your exams, chances are you will. The next time you have an exam, envision the score you want and work towards it.

Positive visualization helps to boost your confidence and motivation.

Practice mindfulness and meditation

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Have you used Headspace or Calm? If not, you’re missing out on amazing meditation sessions.

During this time, it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. However, practicing mindfulness is beneficial for reducing stress and boosting memory. Plus, it’s the perfect way to build confidence. Not only does it help you to “get in the zone,” but it reduces negative-self talk.

If you are looking for ways to recharge and refocus, try meditation apps.

Studying for exams can be exhausting and stressful. To make matters worst, sometimes self-doubt creeps in and clouds our thoughts. That’s why we’re here to tell you to believe in yourself and be confident. That way, you’re in the right mindset to do well.

P.S. All the best and good luck!

Here’s how you can meditate when you don’t feel like meditating.

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