How to Keep Calm the Night Before a Test

Are you anxious about your test tomorrow? If you are, then don't worry! This article will show you how to keep calm the night before, so you can wake up in the morning feeling ready to take on the challenge ahead.


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    Eat a light snack or have a small drink after dinner. Too much food can make you have a stomach ache, or it can make you simply not feel well. A good snack is some toast with a little butter, or even some warm chamomile tea if it is close enough to the time that you have to go to bed, as drinking this may help you to fall asleep.
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    Take deep breaths everytime you think about the test. Tell yourself that it'll all be over soon, you've just got to go to bed, possibly get through a little bit of school, and then you'll finally be able to take that test and get it over with.
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    Avoid doing any studying after dinner. You can study earlier in the day or after you get home from school, but if you study after dinner, what you studied may still be fresh in your mind, and will most likely cause you to think about the test more.
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    Do something that you enjoy doing. Whether it be watching your favorite TV show, listening to your favorite tunes, or even reading a good book, this will help you to keep your mind off of what's coming tomorrow.
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    Encourage yourself in your head. Whether you think about the test or not, keep telling yourself that you can do it, and that you're smart. It may seem weird, but it will help you to think positive thoughts.
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    Go to bed early. 9-10 hours is the recommended amount of time needed for your brain to be able to function properly and get some good rest. Snuggle down underneath the covers, so you feel nice and cosy. This should most likely slowly lull you into a deep sleep.


  • Turn off your TV or computer off at least one hour before you go to bed. This way, your mind will think 'sleep' as soon as you climb into bed. In that hour before bed, try reading a good book or talking with your family.


  • As much as you may want to, do not do any last-minute studying. If you study more, then it will more than likely just make you feel more nervous and anxious, and that is all that will be on your mind, even when you go into bed.

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