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On a regular basis when I feel stressed out, I do something similar to meditation. I stop thinking about things and trry to blanken my mind. Then I breath deeper and a lot slower so my heart rate decreases and i calm down quicker. This especially helps me before bed when trying to go to sleep and stress can many times can make ot harder for one to fall asleep.

Apparently one of the best stress remedy is goving a long warm hug though and this makes sense as you release phsyical and emotional tension, replacing it with feelings of affection and love.

Similarly classical music also helps me calm down as well as concentrate a lot better doing work.

Anyways those are the tips that personally help me most.

Hope this helps! :)

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When I feel stressed, I tend to play team sports like basketball or go for a nice walk/swim. I also spend time with close friends who are supportive. That generally aids in eliminating stress to a great extent.

 

Eating regular healthy meals helps a lot as well. Consuming a variety of food that have vitamins A, B, and E plays a major role in reducing stress, so a well-balanced diet is really helpful for me. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated! :D

 

Best of luck!

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My biggest stress comes from the fear that i'll panic during the exam itself and i'm still over a year away from it! How do I get over this? Sometimes I look at a question and I can't think because i can't concentrate and it's out of my control lol

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I tend to get stressed the most when I procrastinate (ironic, right?) or when I know that I'm not working as hard as I should be.

 

I just recently started Yoga and it definitely helps me to relieve stress. I also try to clean up my desk every now and then because it helps me to organize things, find lost notes and cleans up my mind.

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What about stress in relation to presenting? I take English A SL and French A HL which I absolutely love, but that doesn't prevent me from having a huge build up of stress and anxiety right before presentations, regardless of how confident I felt prior to it. I've done my IOP in english (remarkably got a 7) - which I say because I was literally shaking/stuttering/sweating.. all that fun stuff. Anyways, I have my IOC coming up and the stress is reAl. Any handy tips on calming down on short notice? I've revised like crazy but I know I'll freak out - it's inevitable but I want to learn how to moderate such levels of panic/stress. 

 

Or I could just be a freak case unique to this world who knows? 

 

Thanks  ^_^

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What about stress in relation to presenting? I take English A SL and French A HL which I absolutely love, but that doesn't prevent me from having a huge build up of stress and anxiety right before presentations, regardless of how confident I felt prior to it. I've done my IOP in english (remarkably got a 7) - which I say because I was literally shaking/stuttering/sweating.. all that fun stuff. Anyways, I have my IOC coming up and the stress is reAl. Any handy tips on calming down on short notice? I've revised like crazy but I know I'll freak out - it's inevitable but I want to learn how to moderate such levels of panic/stress. 

 

Or I could just be a freak case unique to this world who knows? 

 

Thanks  ^_^

 

 

Actually, a lot of people find presentations stressful, so you're not alone. :) It's always a good idea to practice before the presentation (in front of a mirror or not, I personally don't really like talking to a mirror cause I end up checking out my make up/hair/noticing spots instead of focusing on what I'm saying). If you practice 5-6 times, in the comfort of your own room, it's likely to ease your anxiety cause you'll realise that you actually know what you're meant to say it and it doesn't sound half bad. Having cue cards is also useful, but when you're using them, lift them up, so you don't look like you're reading from your shoes. It's honestly fine to use them. It's also a good way of organising your presentation, even if you don't end up using them later. And having them to hold on to is reassuring and looks much better than playing with a pen or tapping your fingers on the desk or sth like that. A few deep breaths never hurt, either. 

When I had a pretty important presentation at university that formed a pretty big part of my coursework grade, I told myself that the people listening to me don't really care what I say and how I do. It's surprisingly reassuring to realise that, cause it removes some of the pressure. We imagine that other people care about what we do far more than they actually do. Drinking water in small sips just before the exam could help you, cause it'll cool you down, keep you hydrated so you don't experience brain fog, and also gives you something to focus on (keeping the sips small). 

Good luck with your IOC

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yoga. 

 

 

 

What about stress in relation to presenting? I take English A SL and French A HL which I absolutely love, but that doesn't prevent me from having a huge build up of stress and anxiety right before presentations, regardless of how confident I felt prior to it. I've done my IOP in english (remarkably got a 7) - which I say because I was literally shaking/stuttering/sweating.. all that fun stuff. Anyways, I have my IOC coming up and the stress is reAl. Any handy tips on calming down on short notice? I've revised like crazy but I know I'll freak out - it's inevitable but I want to learn how to moderate such levels of panic/stress. 

 

Or I could just be a freak case unique to this world who knows? 

 

Thanks  ^_^

 

 

Actually, a lot of people find presentations stressful, so you're not alone. :) It's always a good idea to practice before the presentation (in front of a mirror or not, I personally don't really like talking to a mirror cause I end up checking out my make up/hair/noticing spots instead of focusing on what I'm saying). If you practice 5-6 times, in the comfort of your own room, it's likely to ease your anxiety cause you'll realise that you actually know what you're meant to say it and it doesn't sound half bad. Having cue cards is also useful, but when you're using them, lift them up, so you don't look like you're reading from your shoes. It's honestly fine to use them. It's also a good way of organising your presentation, even if you don't end up using them later. And having them to hold on to is reassuring and looks much better than playing with a pen or tapping your fingers on the desk or sth like that. A few deep breaths never hurt, either. 

When I had a pretty important presentation at university that formed a pretty big part of my coursework grade, I told myself that the people listening to me don't really care what I say and how I do. It's surprisingly reassuring to realise that, cause it removes some of the pressure. We imagine that other people care about what we do far more than they actually do. Drinking water in small sips just before the exam could help you, cause it'll cool you down, keep you hydrated so you don't experience brain fog, and also gives you something to focus on (keeping the sips small). 

Good luck with your IOC

 

 

Thanks guys turns out I freak out way more than I should, as expected ^^ It went great and I feel a thousand times lighter! Had a little yoga/meditation session right before going for my IOC, so all's good  :)

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Sometimes, if you feel like giving up, just go for a run or take your dog for a walk. Excersise releases endorphins and makes you feel good. Also, it'll give you a fresh start. It might also count as CAS lol

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I believe that the best way to manage stress in IB is to tackle small portions everyday

If you have an Important exam coming up, start about a week in advance so that you can get a good night's sleep before the exam day.

another important thing to keep in mind is that IB is all about self involvement, so don't push yourself to read something if you don't feel like it, on such days just take a break but remember to get back to studying and not use this as an excuse.

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We enjoy playing chess weekly, having sex at least 2x a week (must be a 7 < X), working on your business almost daily and hitting the gym almost daily too. These are WAY better than watching ****-flix or playing videogames which get nothing done.

  

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I would use Revision Village!!

They helped me destress from maths because it helped me understand so many maths concepts, and I don't know about you guys but that really put my mind at ease!! Other than that, I would normally lie on my bed listening to music whenever I started stressing out too much and this sounds weird but I also played solitaire hahahah

But in all honesty, try using revision village in maths, it covers concepts for maths studies, SL and HL so I would hiiiighly recommend PLUS the majority of it is free (just some features are included if you pay) and I ended up paying for it and it gave me an amazing overall score!! Here's the link: https://www.revisionvillage.com/aff/19/

Good luck with your destressing, I hope your go exams okay!!

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