Monthly Archives: November 2016

What now…?

After my last post, I was really excited to find some activities to give me and Brainy a challenge over the summer. I did some research, and I think I’m going to sign up for a cooking class. It’s high time I learned to make something other than cheese toasties! My other big goal for […]

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Planning for the Holidays

My big plan for the holidays was to pop my beach umbrella, roll out my towel and stretch out on the sand for the summer. After these last few hectic months, it seemed like a solid strategy. Brainy needed a break. I needed a break. So on Monday, that’s exactly what I did. And it […]

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Exams are Over! Time to Celebrate!

Freedom is ours! These last few weeks have been tough, but we made it! For a while there, it really felt as though exams would never end. I had my last one on Friday, and watching the clock run down the final few minutes was absolute torture. I was trying to be diligent and check […]

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Exams: Hanging in There

Me: What are we doing tonight, Brainy? Brainy: The same thing we do every night, Sheepy: studying. Ugh. I am so done with studying! Will exams never end? I swear, when this is all over, I’m heading straight to the beach. Or maybe I’ll go see a movie in the middle of the day, just […]

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Exams: Staying Positive

I was feeling pretty down after my first exam. I think I probably did well enough to pass, but not by much. I’m trying not to let it get to me. Ewe-nice has been a big help. I texted her after the exam and told her it hadn’t gone well. We were supposed to meet […]

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Exams: Coping with Anxiety

My first exam did not go well. At my high school, we took exams in the gym. It was always a little intimidating, seeing the desks evenly spaced over the netball courts, but at least I had my friends with me and we knew all the supervising teachers. It still felt familiar, you know? Uni […]

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Exam Stress

Remember how last week I was all: ‘Exam revision is going well! I’ve totally got this’? This week, not so much. My first exam is TOMORROW and I am FREAKING OUT. Hopefully, it’s just because it’s the first one and the rest won’t be so daunting. I’ve been trying to work through some final revision […]

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Introversion; curse or blessing ?

Straight away – let me clear this up ; being an introvert is not a curse, it could be a blessing in many ways – but it may not always feel ‘easy’. People speak to me about feeling ‘crippled with shyness’. But what I find when we ‘dig around’ a little more is that really […]

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Avoiding Exam Prep Burnout

Do you know what’s amazing? Sunlight. Warm, life-nourishing sunlight. I haven’t seen a whole lot of it lately. With so much exam revision to work through, I’ve been getting to the the library first thing and staying until late. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been taking breaks. Ewe-nice and I make regular trips to the […]

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Exams – planning for and knowing how to manage the stress

We have lots of information on our website about exam stress, and lots of old blog post – so take a look .  I have included some quick tips below.  I also found an article on the   Reachout   website; it’s always good to add new ideas to our list. – Think of exams as […]

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