Not A Typical Teenager: 5 tips for dealing with results stress

Monday, 8 August 2016

5 tips for dealing with results stress

We are almost at that time of year where the results for our exams are revealed. There is so much pressure on us to do well and so much anxiety leading up to it. Will you get to go to the uni of your choice? Will you have to drop subjects? Will you have to re sit the entire year? Nobody yet knows the answers to these questions.

Today, I want to talk about the nervousness leading up to results and some ways that you can deal with the stress

1) Lower your Expectations
A friend of mine once told me she works towards an A and then expects a U. This way, when you go in to get your results, whatever you get is (likely) better than you expected

2) Fill your time
If you expect to do badly, fill your time up with things to do so even if you have done badly, you haven't wasted your summer. You made the most out of your time you had free. This will also make you feel better if you go back to school in September; knowing that you didn't waste your summer.

3) Talk to your friends
Feel like this year went really badly? Chances are your friends do to. You may feel if everyone else found it difficult, at least you can all worry together. There's something quite reassuring about knowing you aren't alone.

4) Research your options
Look at what you can do next year if you do as expected. It may ease your worries to know you can do worse than you expect to and still do what you want. If it worries you more, look at alternatives to your plan; you may be pleasantly surprised.

5) Bury your head in the sand
Act like summer lasts forever and just put results out of your mind totally.

Are there any tips you'd like to add? Do you disagree with the ones listed above? Let me know in the comments.

Stay Un-typical

Ashleigh xxx


  1. I am not collecting any results but I hope you get the grades you want xx

    1. Me too! I just need to do well enough to progress to my second year!
      Ashleigh xxx