Exhausted, headaches, stressed; A Levels Watch

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So um I keep going from being super motivated and even excited to do revision to being utterly exhausted and crying all the time?

This keeps happening - one week I'll feel great, be doing roughly 6/7 hours a day and actually enjoying it but the next I'll be crying, thinking there's no way I'll get my predictions, getting headaches whenever I try and revise and being generally exhausted. Sleeping more doesn't help, I'm healthy and I exercise quite a bit so it's not issues with those causing this.

I don't really get what's happening but I'm really terrified it'll happen right before/during exams, so any suggestions would be very appreciated. Getting incredibly stressed as I had a huge amount of revision planned for Easter break (that article on the BBC about 7 hours revision a day also didn't help lool). Is anyone else having this?

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It's happening to me a lot recently though I have had a massive traumatic event which i think has caused this. I'm struggling to overcome it too though to be honest.
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It's happening to me a lot recently though I have had a massive traumatic event which i think has caused this. I'm struggling to overcome it too though to be honest.
I saw your other post; really really sorry for your loss
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I saw your other post; really really sorry for your loss
Thank you. But it's definitely impacted my revision and exams etc... Not sure how im going to cope with them tbh
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I just get exhausted and drowsy. I might implement naps into my revision sessions to help give bursts of energy
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I have really similar problems and im learning to manage it better. The main things that helped me were

1. You've gotta be strict with being NICE to yourself i.e with breaks, don't ever do more than about 6 hours of pure revision a day. This can mean starting at 9 and finishing at 6 with breaks and a lunch break, or whatever you want but no matter how good youre feeling, And less is fine too on busy days but not more. youve gotta realise that in the long run youre gonna do better if you look after yourself because think about how much time you loose from being stressed by pushing youself and burning out. It doesnt matter if youre in a great mood and feel like you could revise forever- you've gotta stop yourself and go chill.

2. Set out a time before bed where you basically just google all the different options that you have if you dont get the grades like read student reviews for universities that you dismissed because you put too much pressure on yourself to go to a 'good' university, look at foundation years, look at all sorts of stuff and read forums about all the different paths people take in life. This has really helped put things into perspective for me and made me realise that when it comes to A levels and what grades you get, it's just not that deep and it doesn't matter that much. Hope this helps!
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(Original post by smiley.ells)
I have really similar problems and im learning to manage it better. The main things that helped me were

1. You've gotta be strict with being NICE to yourself i.e with breaks, don't ever do more than about 6 hours of pure revision a day. This can mean starting at 9 and finishing at 6 with breaks and a lunch break, or whatever you want but no matter how good youre feeling, And less is fine too on busy days but not more. youve gotta realise that in the long run youre gonna do better if you look after yourself because think about how much time you loose from being stressed by pushing youself and burning out. It doesnt matter if youre in a great mood and feel like you could revise forever- you've gotta stop yourself and go chill.

2. Set out a time before bed where you basically just google all the different options that you have if you dont get the grades like read student reviews for universities that you dismissed because you put too much pressure on yourself to go to a 'good' university, look at foundation years, look at all sorts of stuff and read forums about all the different paths people take in life. This has really helped put things into perspective for me and made me realise that when it comes to A levels and what grades you get, it's just not that deep and it doesn't matter that much. Hope this helps!
Thank you so much Good luck with everything!
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Thank you so much Good luck with everything!
you too<3
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