OX Magazine – 01 August 2014

Exam retake time is approaching and for all of us that have worried with and for our off-springs it is easy to dismiss the angst with a simply “don’t worry”.

Unfortunately, that often isn’t always a practical solution. We asked Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, on of the country’s leading experts, to give us a few pointers that we can pass on to our stressed teenagers to help them along the way.  Here are her 10 top for dealing with exam stress and preventing burnout.

  1. Avoid nutritional stress
  2. Take regular breaks
  3. Engage a different part of the brain
  4. Get good sleep
  5. Awareness
  6. Support
  7. Take deep breathes
  8. Practice ‘the worst possible scenario’
  9. Manage perfectionism
  10. Positive strokes

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