Some people say that there is nothing more frustrating than watching paint dry, I disagree because waiting for exam results is definitely worse. I, being the impatient person that I am at times, despise the extremely long wait until results day. Like many people, I cannot wait to find out how well I have done and although it terrifies me, I like to know what the future has in stall for me. Therefore, I am desperate to know if I have made it to second year or if I’m going to be joining the repeat teaching students!
When I got my GCSE results, I cried because I got an A in Maths (and I thought it was a mistake). And then, when I seen my IB results I cried (even more) because I didn’t have enough points to get into university (yay for me!). However, despite all that I got into my first choice and everything was fan-dabby-dozy. A year on from that, I have realised that exam results are not the end of the world and that retakes are possible (okay, no one wants to repeat a year but sometimes it has got to be done)!
I am actually looking forward to my uni results day on the 14th July… I know, you read correct, I am excited to see whether or not I passed (and whether or not another year at uni is going to cost me ANOTHER £9,000 but hey ho). For some people, the wait might just be too much and so I have a couple of tips to help you through this (tough) time.
Tip 1: Party lots.
Okay, partying isn’t for everyone but keeping busy is! Being busy all the time is a good way to keep your mind off the upcoming future that may or may not decide your fate in life (bit dramatic, but still).
Tip 2: Create a Countdown!
I like to write EVERYTHING down, I mean everything… So creating a countdown is perfect for me! Countdowns are super easy to make whether it be on a calendar, phone, laptop or organiser. I like to write down: 4 weeks to go, 3 weeks, 2 weeks, 1 week then 6 days, 5 days, blah, blah, blah.
Tip 3: Chillax (cringe).
I really don’t like the word ‘chillax’ but ah well. Relaxing is super important for many reasons: firstly, it’s summer, duh? Secondly, you’ve probably spent the past few months stressing over academic stuff so now is the time to chill out (you deserve it)! And thirdly, why not? You only live once…
Bonus tip: Try not to worry and stress (too) much.
Let’s be honest, your exams results will probably not be the end of the world. Try not to worry yourself sick or stress too much. Why stress? Save that for your revision breaks not for the summer holidays!
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