How to Take Care of Your Emotional Well-being During the Exam Period? -

How to Take Care of Your Emotional Well-being During the Exam Period?

I’ll study a bit more and then go to sleep. I’ll complete one more task and then meet with friends. Just a few more pages, and that’s it. If you find yourself thinking like this and the “then” never seems to come, if you’re trying to keep up, learn, and add one more thing to your already busy schedule, then this text is for you. Here are some valuable tips on how to maintain balance during an intense exam session and take care of your emotional well-being, which significantly affects our daily lives.

Plan relaxation time

We’ve all heard about the importance of planning tasks, but the reality is that our schedule is often overloaded with tasks, leaving no room for life.  Taking a walk, getting some sleep, listening to music, or exercising are just a few simple and effective gifts to yourself that will help clear your mind.

Set realistic goals

Does a task seem so overwhelming that panic sets in just thinking about it? Don’t know where to start? Break down the task into smaller steps, realistically assess how much time you can complete it, and take small but sure steps towards the goal every day. This will help avoid stress, tension, and disappointment. On the contrary, completing daily tasks will fill your daily life with satisfaction and the perception that you are succeeding.


During the exam period, your study friends are the ones who will understand you best, so keep in touch with them regularly. Open conversations about any issues, keep-up emotions will confirm that you are not alone, you have someone to rely on, someone who understands you. Share your emotions with teachers, family members, friends because we are all connected by a common thing – humanity and understanding.

Monitor your feelings

Be attentive to yourself. Our emotions are different every day. If one day you feel tired, allocate more time for rest. Perhaps the next day, you will have more energy, and you can do a little more. Don’t ignore feelings of sadness, apathy, or loneliness, as they are just as valid emotions as joy, happiness, and peace. Identify how you feel and express your emotions to friends and family. You will feel much lighter!

Learn stress management

The exam session can be a great time to start learning stress management techniques that you wanted to try but kept putting off. Breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, mindful self-observation are effective ways to calm down and continue learning with renewed strength. You can find a lot of information on YouTube or special apps on where to start or deepen your knowledge in these areas.


Writing down accumulated thoughts and emotions is a wonderful, time-tested way. It helps to get to know yourself better, understand your emotions, and find ways that specifically help you overcome everything. If it is scary to express yourself to others, a diary will become a reliable friend. Expressing yourself, feeling relief, and continuing what you started will be much easier.


Physical activity is an ideal alternative to mental activity, which can be exhausting during the session. Intensive walking, running, gym workouts will help reduce stress, anxiety, tension, and improve mood. If you are lazy or lack the energy to force yourself, exercise for at least 10 minutes and see how you feel afterwards.

Get enough sleep

If you can’t do everything, the first thing you sacrifice is sleep. One or two days with fewer hours of sleep will not harm, but if this becomes your daily routine, the lack of rest significantly affects emotional health. When you are exhausted, you become irritable, magnify everything, criticize yourself more, and feel more dissatisfaction. Quality rest magically solves all this, so don’t feel guilty about sleeping at night!

Allocate time for yourself

At least an hour for yourself doing what you love or simply allowing yourself to consciously do nothing is an extremely valuable gift. It helps nurture your connection with yourself, better understand yourself, hear what your real needs are, and truly relax.

Clarify your priorities and goals

The exam session can be the key to delving deeper and honestly answering the questions of what you want and what you aim for. When you have clear answers, it becomes internal motivation, giving strength when you want to procrastinate, postpone tasks when it seems that you can’t, when it’s too hard. At the same time, it helps to focus all attention and effort on what is truly important to you. In this way, irrelevant things that distract, waste energy, and create a feeling that everything is too much at once are eliminated.

Plan time and tasks

Create and write down an effective time and task plan, including time for relaxation. This will help maintain balance, study productively, and distribute the workload. Such a schedule provides a sense of satisfaction with yourself, self-confidence, good mood, and allows you to enjoy rest without a guilty conscience.

Seek help

If, despite your efforts, everything is just too much, and you feel that it is difficult to cope with overwhelming emotions, seek help. A sincere conversation with teachers or the college administration will help solve things like adjusting the schedule of assessments. Visits to a psychologist will reduce stress, get to know yourself better, and find ways out of the situation. Seeking help is an expression of self-love when you accept how you feel and take care of yourself.

Remember that everyone is individual, so try different ways of taking care of your emotional well-being until you find what helps you the most at the moment. And not just during the exam period but every day!


Other blog posts


Company information

Vilnius Business College Company code 191807983