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Year 12 Stress in a Tea-Cup - Some Quick Fix Remedies

Last week I received an email from one of my lovely clients - an urgent plea from a stressed out Year 12 student, overwhelmed by their workload. In a new move for me, I decided I'd send them therapy via email with the sole purpose of getting them through their next ten minutes! This is what I sent.

Step One: Breathe. Check out the video at the bottom of this article. (I actually said "email", but you know what I mean)

Step Two: Remember that you have gotten through way worse things than this. You've got this!

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Step Three: Do the legs up the wall yoga pose and at the same time, voice record a list of things you need to do (which you'll later write into a list) 

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Step Four: Make a cup of tea and mindfully drink it while you write out your list.

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Step Five: Prioritise your tasks from most to least important.

Step Six: Keep Breathing!

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Step Seven:
Schedule your tasks on a calendar beginning with the most important.


Step Eight: Be realistic about your expectations around how much time you can dedicate to each task.

Step Nine: Have another cup of tea and drink it mindfully.

Step Ten: Start with your very first SMART goal and focus ONLY on that.

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Step Eleven: Repeat Step Ten one goal at a time, until your list is empty for the day. Remember to be realistic!

Step Twelve: Stand like Wonder Woman for 2 minutes with a pencil between your teeth. Just do it!

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Have you got any tips for getting through the exam period that you'd like to share? Why not leave us a comment, we'd love to hear from you! Make sure you scroll to the very bottom to enjoy the breathing video.

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