Goodbye Exam Stress

Ashley C. '19, Writer

With exams right around the corner and your stress levels at an all-time high, everyday activities become impossible. The pile-on of studying and homework, and the stress of the upcoming holiday break is not helping. “Just two more weeks and then holiday break,” you find yourself saying on the daily just to get through the next few weeks of school. Here are some how to’s to get through exam week stress free.


Log off

According to, scientist have found social media, more specifically smartphones, increase stress. Log off for a few days, even reducing the time spent on your phone will make you happier and less stressed.



Eat right, but indulging isn’t a bad thing

Eating dark chocolate can help you reduce your stress hormones, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.

Get plenty of Omega 3-fatty acids


According to, avocado is the most common omega 3, you can find it at any supermarket. Avocado helps lower depression and anxiety. Flaxseeds or flaxseed oil, chia seeds and walnuts are also other options if you’re not a fan of avocado or fish, such as tuna, salmon, herring and sardines.


According to, “While the more obvious benefits of exercising is better physical shape, it also releases endorphins— a chemical in your brain that is a natural painkiller, which makes you happy and improves your sleep.