5 Tips to Avoid Results Day Stress

Wednesday August 24, 2016

GCSE Results

Results Day is fast approaching and we know it can be a very stressful time.

We hope you all get the grades you want but if for any reason things don’t go to plan, it’s not necessarily the end of the road, get in touch on 0115 993 2321 or hello@confetti.ac.uk and let’s chat.

In the meantime, professional speaker Pam Burrows has given us her top five tips for staying calm and avoiding stress in the days leading up to Thursday morning.

  1. Breathe Better – 7/11 

The fastest way to reduce stress is to breathe better. Breathe in for a count of 7, out for 11. This detoxes tension from the body. Relax your shoulders, soften your jaw, relax you whole body and follow the next step…

  1. Watch your thinking 

Imagining it’s already a disaster? Instead think “Whatever happens, I can handle it.” Repeat this while you breathe 7/11. Choose to drop the drama, it’s not useful. You’re made of stronger stuff than you realise. Breathe 7/11 and thinking of times you’ve done well is a great way to get a better night’s sleep too.

  1. Keep the faith 

You might get the result you’re hoping for. You might not. Whichever, there will be a way for you to have the life journey you’re meant to. Whether it’s the old plan, a new plan or a retake, resultswise “It is what it is”. Question is “What’s next?” You’re in the driving seat!

  1. Avoid other people’s drama! 

Join in the drama and feel dreadful, walk away or suggest some of these tips to them. You choose! Be a ‘drop the drama’ champion and spread the love!

  1. Do something! 

Go have a laugh, a swim, a bath, a game, a run, chat about something else…don’t sit about driving yourself crazy, you always have a choice about what you focus on. You can even find useful videos on YouTube!