Hooray! Exams are over! Now is the time to de-stress, chill out, sleep and enjoy the summer. Much has been written about pre-exam anxiety, lack of sleep and high stress levels during the exam period, but few think about the after effects of those symptoms.
You will have been slouching over books, straining your eyes and probably drinking more caffeine than usual. Your body has been in upbeat mode for many weeks, you may have neglected your diet and also your exercise routine. Mentally, you could be feeling exhausted and perhaps still a little worried until you receive your exam results. STOP! As the Dalai Lama quoted in the past - "If there is a solution to a problem there is no need to worry and if there is no solution, there is no need to worry!"
There are many ways in which you can wind down slowly and recharge batteries for the new Academic term.
Whatever you decide to do during the holiday period, make sure it's different to your normal routine. Sleep as much as you can, take time to visit family and friends but above all, ENJOY - You deserve it! Happy Holidays!