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With results day just round the corner, it can be an anxious time, especially if you are relying on particular results to get you into your chosen university. The important thing to remember is it is perfectly normal to feel nervous, however sometimes stress and worry can spill into your everyday life and keep you from enjoying it to the full.
To help you feel more in control of the situation here are some helpful coping mechanisms.
As the saying goes, comparison is the thief of joy. It is important to remember that everyone’s journey is different, and success looks different to different people.
During this time, it might be helpful to limit social media use, as this can cause unnecessary comparison or influence by other’s feelings of anxiety.
While it can be a source of anxiety to relive the past and wonder whether you could have done things differently, it can also be quite freeing to realise that it is now out of your control.
Instead of ruminating about the past, try to focus your energy instead on what you can control, such as your reaction and the steps you can take after receiving your results.
Avoid over-talking about results day: It's okay (and encouraged) to talk about your feelings with trusted friends or family members, but excessively discussing results day may make you even more anxious. Try to keep a balanced perspective by enjoying the summer, relaxing, and doing the things you enjoy.
The important thing to remember is that your worth reaches far beyond your ability to perform in exams. Countless influential people have faced academic setbacks and have gone on to achieve great things in their respective fields.
If you are feeling overwhelmed about your results and what they might mean for your future, don’t hesitate to seek help.
If you are thinking of applying to Ravensbourne through Clearing, our dedicated Student Services team will be able to provide a listening ear and point you in the right direction of any additional support and services you require.
If you want to speak to someone that isn’t your parents, family or friends, then the below services can help:
Ultimately, while results day can feel like it has the potential to impact the rest of your life, it is important to maintain perspective and not let exam results define your self-worth.
Embrace the setbacks as opportunities for growth and know that you can always learn from your experiences, even the hard ones.
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