How to enjoy your summer before results day
July 16, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
Not only does that mean it’s less than 6 months until Christmas (dare we say it…), but it also means that you are probably worrying about the dreaded results day that is fast approaching.
But why? There’s nothing that you can do about it now.
It sounds harsh, but it’s true. You’ve done all the hard work, revised and done your best in your exams. So the results are out of your hands.
Plus, it’s always better than you think it is. This time next month, you’ll be kicking yourself for wasting so much time worrying and less time enjoying your summer.
So here’s a few tips on us to ensure your make the most of your summer while you can:
Spend time with your loved ones
The past few months would have been spent in hibernation with your head stuck in a textbook. So take some time to spend with those you haven’t seen in a while. It will allow you to clear your mind of any results day stress and show your appreciation for their support and patience. In addition, you may be heading off to university in another city soon, so make the most of them while they are close.
Take up some exercise
Your diet may not have been the best over your exam period; a lot of students tend to grab something quick and easy that they can eat on the go. Adding some light exercise back into your routine will boost your energy levels and get you healthy again.
Do everything you couldn’t do during your exam period
Anything from staying up late to listening to music and all those other things that were restricted when you were studying. Now’s the time to take advantage of the lack of responsibilities you have before results day. Go wild and sleep in until 1pm, or try something new like sky diving – purely because you can.
Go on holiday
It’s practically a tradition to go on holiday once you have overcome a busy or stressful time in your life. Plan a sunny beach break or explore different cities in little weekend getaways. What better way is there to spend your free time than by exploring the world?
Remember there are always options
No doubt all your stress would have been for nothing, and you will have aced all your exams. But on the off chance that you don’t, it’s not the end of the world. There are always other options such as distance learning courses, apprenticeships and work experience that can help you get to where you want to be.
So in the words of the World War II British government (possibly a question on you’re a Level History paper…?), “Keep Calm and Carry On” by enjoying your summer before results day.