We’ve all got that really smart friend that before an exam, when you’re a little stressed out, they decide to tell you everything they know.

And because they’re smart, they seem to know EVERYTHING!

You’re already stressed out, a bit nervous, and now your stress levels are in overdrive!

So, you’ve got to work out a way to deal with the nerves, anxiety and pressure that comes with exams.

This is why you need a Pre-Exam Ritual!

And that’s exactly what we’re going to share with you today!

Before every exam, I would go and juggle a soccerball.

For me, it was something I could do where everything else around me would disappear, I’d get completely in the zone and 100% present in the moment.

This was so powerful for me to help me get into a headspace before an exam where I was confident and ready to nail it!

Athletes have pre-game rituals, so you should be identifying what your pre-exam ritual is going to be!

This shouldn’t be too difficult, think about something you love doing where time just disappears. Something that when you’re doing it everything around you just fades away.

This might be meditating, listening to music, dancing, going for a run, playing your favourite sport or hanging out with friends.

Whatever this is for you, I want you to identify what it is and do this before you have an exam as your pre-exam ritual!

When you’re doing your pre-exam ritual, make sure you’re avoiding things or people that might put you off your game, you want to get in the zone and focus on doing something you completely love.

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With small groups classes, or personalised lessons conducted one-on-one in your home or at our state of the art campus in Hornsby, we can help you regardless of where you live!

To find out more and get started with an inspirational tutor and mentor get in touch today! 

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Isabella Hanley loves science. She loves science so much she’s making it her career. While completing her Bachelor of Medical Science she is also a Coach and Digital Content Manager at Art of Smart. She is super passionate about sharing her knowledge on surviving the HSC since completing the HSC herself in 2014. In her downtime she enjoys Netflix binging like a pro, singing in the shower and hanging out with her awesome rescue dog, Ruby.