10 Ways to Keep A Positive Mindset While Awaiting Matric Results

10 Ways to Keep A Positive Mindset While Awaiting Matric Results. The Matric Class of 2023, is waiting with baited breath for their results. This is a big one because the results will play a major role in the direction they take for their future. One can only imagine the anxiety they are going through. At this point there isn’t much a person can do, but the following tips can come in handy, to handle the pressure.

1. Keep Calm

During this stressful time, try by all means to relax. When you feeling overwhelmed, stop and take a deep breath. When you are relaxed you are able to think clearly and rationally and make carefully considered decisions.

2. Keep Busy

Long periods of nothing to do might sound wonderful after all the stress of exams. But this might not be the best idea to be free. Fill your days with activities and things to do, like maybe a sport you enjoy playing. Exercise is also a good way to relieve stress. Go for a walk or a run, play a game of soccer with your friends. Exercise will release endorphins and help combat feelings of depression and anxiety.

3. Have a Holiday

A change, as they say, is as good as a rest. This is an ideal time to take a trip (at home or abroad) or a visit to friends and family. A distraction might help you to stay calm in the lead up to results day. Plenty of fresh experiences to take anyone’s mind off the uncertainty ahead!

4. Don’t Panic!

While studying, it might have seemed like these exams were the most important thing in life, ever. You may have even thought long and hard about how to avoid exam failure. But while they are an important part of your own education and your personal growth, there are always more important things. Your health, for example.

5. Reward Yourself

Your exams are over! That in itself is something to celebrate. You have studied hard and now it is time to reward yourself by doing something you enjoy. Spend time with your friends and family, watch a movie or go to the beach. Spending time with friends and family will help you to relax and stay calm.

6. Think About Your Future

Okay, if you are sixteen then it can be hard to know where your life will lead you. But by eighteen, you should be beginning to think about what is next for you. Do you want to go to uni? Do you want to do vocational studies or apply for an internship? Do you want to start working professionally?

7. Know When You are Going to Get Your Results

This is very important so that you don’t get a sense of panic or chaos the night before. Do you know what time the results are published? Furthermore, are they available online or will they be posted to you? Do you have to go to school to pick up the certificates?

 8. Prepare for How You Might Feel

Nobody wants to think the worst. But sometimes it pays to be step ahead in the event of some surprising or unwelcome news. If you don’t get the results you need to go to your desired college or to enroll at your chosen university, then what can you do to rectify this? Do you have the option to retake your exams and, if so, when?

9. Talk to Someone

It is never a good idea to bottle up your feelings or fears. It doesn’t matter who it is, even if it is written in a diary, that is better than keeping your negative thoughts in your head. Opening up to a parent is a good place to start, telling them about your worries.

10. Know Your Backup Options, Just in Case

It’s always helpful to look at the very worst possible scenario and realize that it isn’t the end of the world. Then consider the best result and what effect that will have. And, finally, look along the lines of feeling just “ok” with your results – you could have done better but you also could have done worse. Work out how you will feel and what will happen in each case.

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