Strengthening time management skills can help ease the stress.
Here’s some tips to help you get started.
- Identify your priorities – consider what’s urgent and what’s important, and what the potential consequences are if you don’t get something done. This will help you prioritise tasks.
- Stay organised – you can create a visual representation of your assessments and exam dates by using a wall planner or a diary. Create a timeline that starts from the due date and works backward to outline what needs to be done and when. Setting realistic tasks and deadlines can help you stay motivated and on track.
- Allow time for breaks –taking breaks between specific tasks can help you refocus and improve your concentration. Disconnecting from distractions like cellphones and TVs, taking a walk outside, or making coffee can help refresh your brain.
Managing your time effectively to decrease your stress levels and increase your confidence will help ensure you are in the right frame of mind when it comes to exam time. Want to know more?
- Visit the Wellbeing Hub for a range of info on anxiety, stress, study skills and fear of failure.
- Attend a workshop with the Academic Skills Centre on time management to provide further assistance.
- Need to talk? Contact the team at Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care.
Wishing you all the best,