We totally get that the last year of sixth form or college can be stressful. After all, there's lots to think about: coursework, assessments, revision, exams, uni applications, personal statements...
Don't keep it in
If you're starting to feel the pressure, the most important thing to do is talk to someone - your tutor, your parents, a mate, your brother or sister... They may just have some good advice to help you manage your time and bring down those stress levels.
And take a moment to breathe.
Everyone deals with stress in different ways. There are plenty of places where you can get advice and techniques that you can introduce into your daily routine to help bring back a sense of calm. As well as talking to someone in person, there are some great de-stress tips online, so we've put together a list of websites that have some good advice:
The Guardian / Nicola Morgan - a teenage guide to stress
Childline - coping with stress
Health for Teens - exam stress
BBC Bitesize - exam stress
We've also found this great short video which sums it all up:
Tasks for this week
- If you're starting to feel the pressure, talk to someone. Ask for some help or guidance on how to prioritise and manage your time.
- Take a look at some of the websites we've listed above. There's some great advice there on how to get your college work done while revising and preparing for uni.