How to de-stress after exams?

How to de-stress after exams?

Date Published: December 18, 2020

Exam season can be very stressful, it is important to find ways to de-stress after exams.

De-stressing after exam season

Here are 10 ways to de-stress after exams:

  • Do something fun
  • Exercise 
  • Relax
  • Shift your focus
  • Breathing 
  • Yoga
  • Read for fun 
  • Hang out with friends to destress 
  • Create a stress free relaxation space
  • Take care of your mental health

Do something fun

Find fun things to do. Engaging in a fun activity will give your brain a breather.


After a stressful situation, it is a good idea to get a quick jog or run in. Nothing takes your mind off of finals and the stress of studying like a good exercise.


Take some down time. Give your body and your mind some time to relax from all the stress from your exams.

Shift your focus

Now that exam season is over. It’s time that you shift your focus onto something else. Find something interesting for you to focus on, this will help you shift from thinking about your exams.


Yoga is an activity that includes breathing and relaxing, as well as meditation that cleanses the toxic parts of the mind, body and spirit.

Yoga forces you to let out all of the stress associated with your exams. This is a great way to destress after exams.

Read for fun

Many students want nothing to do with books after exam season. Little do they know that reading can be a very calming activity. Sometimes moving to a different type of material other than school is a good idea.

Hang out with friends to destress

You most likely are not the only one who needs to de-stress after finals. So it is important to catch up with your friends, especially funny ones as laughter is a good tool for stress relief.


Deep breathing is very relaxing. It centers the mind and calms down the body. Here are a few breathing exercises that you can use.

Create a stress free relaxation space

Choose any space that you find relaxing. You can use the space to think, read, listen to music or anything that relaxes you.

Take care of your mental health

Make sure you are constantly aware of how you are feeling. If you ever feel overwhelmed or if you feel like you are not yourself, find someone to talk to about your problems.

Author: Omega Fumba 

Published: December 18, 2020


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