Many experts and students alike agree that music can be a great way to get destressed. In an piece titled Relaxation tips to de-stress your life during finals, Madison McIntyre writes:
Get your jam on. Make a playlist of your favorite songs with a quick beat. The music will help you accomplish homework and get you in the zone. Some people recommend instrumental music, I recommend anything that won’t lead to hours of lip synching.
Maybe you have kids in school who are being tested. This article Anxiety: How can we support our youth? has some words of wisdom for youth and adults alike. Mary McPhail Gray writes:
(Youth) should as much as possible have a chance to be physically active in a positive way — going for a run/walk, climbing/jumping to increase their body’s natural serotonins and provide a stress-relieving “high.”
Mary McPhail Gray also writes:
Favorite music that takes their minds off worries and good nutrition are additional ways to combat anxiety.
Below, take your choice of the How to Take a Test: RAP for kids and for the adults a hypnosis MP3 for test anxiety.
This Test Anxiety MP3 was recorded at a workshop for Orange Coast College Re-entry Students. Enjoy it free here and look for additional Hypnosis MP3s by Sheri Zampelli at various outlets such as iTunes and CD Baby.