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Tips For Reducing Student Stress In HSC

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in HSC Anxiety and Stress | Comments Off on Tips For Reducing Student Stress In HSC

Your final year of high school will throw challenges at you that you haven’t seen before. If you’re not careful, they may prove to be too much, you’ll end up failing and that won’t make you or your parents happy. So what must you do to get through it all with a minimum of stress? Your study techniques will be the most crucial element of your HSC year. How you study, how long you study, where you study and when you study all will play a role in your overall success in year 12 experience. Understanding your study habits will provide you with the best stress relief because you’ll be in control and able to focus. Are you a morning or night person? It’s always wisest to study at the time when you’re at your best. If you’re used to being up late and feeling alert, that’s the best time for you as long as you don’t study all night. If you’re the sort of person who bounces out of bed early in the morning before anybody else, that’s probably your ideal study time. Your mind will be clear and you’ll be able to absorb much more in the mornings as a result. Where you study will also play a large role in your success. Can you study at home in a quiet room without interruptions or do you have siblings who are always noisy? If your house is noisy, perhaps you would be better off studying with a friend at their house or in a library where you know there will be peace and quiet. Are you more of a visual or auditory learner? In other words, do you prefer to read or would you rather listen to somebody talking about the topic you need to study. Listening to CDs of somebody talking can sometimes be better than reading if you learn better that way. School is not only about studying. You must have some balance in your life if you’re to have any stress relief at all. Don’t cram for tests the night before. Plan your study ahead of time and get some sleep the night before so you can think clearly during the test. Power naps are another way to refresh yourself. If you had a late night or are just feeling extra tired, take a short nap to recharge your batteries and you’ll feel much better. Year 12 will be a tough year for everybody. But if you plan your time well, study at the times that best suit your personal body clock and ensure you don’t overdo it, you’ll find that your anxiety about tests will be lower and your stress levels will decreases because you’ll feel in control. Stress relief isn’t hard if you know what to...

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How To Transition Into Year 12

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in HSC Anxiety and Stress | Comments Off on How To Transition Into Year 12

Imagine you have spent the last five years in high school doing all the things that students do. There’s not much stress involved. You study hard, complete all assignments, get good grades, make friends and generally enjoy your time as you acquire more knowledge. Then suddenly you’re in year 12 and everything changes. It’s amazing just how big the jump from year 11 to year 12 really is. All of a sudden everything is harder. You have to study for hours every night after gruelling days at school. You don’t have time to play with your friends anymore because they’re also studying and everyone is feeling the huge levels of stress. If you’re planning to go to university, you know you’ll need top grades so that’s additional stress that you subconsciously put on yourself. If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer or some other type of professional, you need straight As in all subjects. So the question remains…how do you get stress relief from all this mounting pressure that faces you right at the start of the year? It’s essential that you don’t put too much pressure on yourself. The key to starting year 12 is planning. Ask people you know who have done year their HSC how they coped and use their stress relief methods to help you survive. Be organised before the new school year even starts. Make sure you have all your books. Get a large diary so you can take notes and mark off all important dates and times so you don’t overlook anything during what will certainly be a very busy year. Before the year starts, it’s also very important to have a rest. Lots of students spend too much time worrying and stressing and they don’t actually have a break during the long period between finishing year 11 and starting year 12. So a holiday is essential to your mental wellbeing. If you didn’t do well in year 11, you may be considering not even doing year 12. If you faced undue stress during year 11, you may not wish to undergo the enormous amount of stress your sure to face in HSC. This is enough to create high anxiety levels and make you consider repeating year 11 if you wish to get better grades, going to a TAFE or going out and finding yourself a job so you don’t have to face the stress of HSC at all. Studies reveal that you’re more likely to get a job if you have passed year 12 but sometimes a traineeship or apprenticeship is the better path for you. Of course the choice is yours and your parents probably have opinions also and that can influence you one way or the other. So you have to weigh up all the pros and cons and then make the big decision. Face year 12 or not. The ball is in your...

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How To Relieve Anxiety During Your HSC Exams

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Featured, HSC Anxiety and Stress | Comments Off on How To Relieve Anxiety During Your HSC Exams

How To Relieve Anxiety During Your HSC Exams

The HSC exams are the most important you’ll ever face. Your grades will determine whether you can go onto university and study your chosen career or whether you’ll even get into university at all. You must succeed and that’s a reason for stress to grip you tightly. However, there are ways to combat this stress and anxiety. A certain level of anxiety is healthy during exams. It gets the adrenaline pumping and helps you perform better. But you need some stress relief methods to help you cope with the huge amount of pressure you’ll face during the actual exams. You basically have to refresh your memory on everything you have studied in all your subjects over the course of the year because you don’t know what questions will be asked. The key to knowing all your material is to study well and refresh during the year. If you don’t, it can be incredibly overwhelming, trying to cram all that knowledge into your head within a couple of weeks. It’s just as important to take short breaks during your study sessions so that your head doesn’t explode. During the breaks, go for a walk, watch TV meditate, ring a friend or have a power nap. Don’t view these things as a waste of your precious time. Each activity is designed to make you feel alert so your study time is more productive. Design a study schedule that gives you the right amount of time to devote to each subject. Don’t just focus on one all the time. If you can do a bit of each, that change will also help you to remember more. Don’t forget to eat healthy food so your mind and body are performing at peak efficiency while you study and when sitting the actual exams. Stress relief is all about doing the little things and doing them often. Stop for snacks when you get hungry because ignoring your appetite will only reduce your mental capacity. Ask your parents to help ensure you have quite time to study. If you have siblings, ensure your parents keep them quiet in this crucial time in your life. That support will go a long way towards helping you achieve success in your exams. Have a healthy breakfast before each exam. That will give you the mental energy to cope. On the day, before each exam starts, take a few minutes and quieten your mind so it’s relaxed, sharp and focused. If you do that, your memory will produce the vital answers on demand. Be confident as you write. If you find a question too hard, skip it and come back later. Don’t stress over questions for too long or you could run out of time. It’s better to miss one hard question than run out of time to answer 10 questions. Lastly, remember that failing is not the end of the earth. You can always repeat the year if necessary or make other choices. Don’t let the stress get too much for...

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Recovering from a hectic life

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Recovering from a hectic life

Recovering from a hectic life

Stress is a regular pressure of everyday life. In small amounts, stress can be helpful, it can motivate and help you to be more productive. However, too much stress can have a detrimental effect leaving you feeling tired and run down. These stressors may not even be conscious to you and acting at a subconscious level making them difficult to self-treat. Symptoms of a hectic life could include anxiety, tension, stress, sleepless nights and heavy smoking. So what can you do? Discover how you can recover from the pressures of daily life faster through Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy. Beryl is a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner. In a friendly environment Beryl is able to help you in many areas of your life. It is suitable for business professionals, teachers, sales people, counsellors, therapists and individuals. At BJ Therapies we specialise in helping you get back to your normal activities more quickly. We can help you with: Relaxation Quit Smoking Anxiety and Tension Sleepless Nights Self Confidence & Self Assurance FREE First Consultation Call today for your free 30 minute session where you can discuss your issues and let me answer any questions that you may have. Beryl is available 6 days a week in Thornleigh and will work in with your busy...

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