19/05/2021

Categories: Clearing, Undergradute

Results Day Anxiety - Top Tips For Self-Care

Feeling anxious on results day is normal. But it is important to prioritise your health to ensure that the stress and worry do not take over. Take a look at our helpful tips on looking after yourself on results day and how to apply to university through UCAS Clearing if you need to.

Too Much Stress Is No Good for Anyone

Stress is both good and bad. Feeling worried and anxious about your results is normal. However, like anything in life, too much of anything is typically no good.

Stress definitely falls into that category. It can manifest into physical symptoms, like chest pain, tense muscles, an upset stomach, headaches, and insomnia, so it is important to keep those stress levels under control.

The trouble is that it can feel impossible when you’re waiting to hear results on what can feel like the most important day of your life so far. Breathe. We’ve got you.

So, How Can You Keep Those Stress Levels Low?

Here are our tips on keeping your stress levels under control:

Prioritise nutrition

Maintaining a balanced diet is important because it keeps those energy levels high and helps to control your mood.

Keep busy

One thing we recommend doing is keeping yourself busy. We know it has been a lot harder to do this throughout lockdown. But by the time results day comes around, we should all be able to go to our favourite cafe or park to do something fun that takes our mind off things.

Get lost in a good book or listen to some music

Keeping your mind active and engaged can help to distract you from your impending results.

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Learn some simple breathing techniques

If you feel the stress and anxiety building up, simple breathing techniques can help. Practice breathing in and out slowly, focusing on nothing but your breath. This should help you to calm down.

Another technique that we love is blowing bubbles. This is something a lot of therapists recommend to people with anxiety, as it gives them something to focus on.

Exercise

Keeping active can help to reduce stress, as it releases those feel-good hormones. Why not get outside, go for a walk and clear your mind?

Get yourself prepared for UCAS Clearing

If you’re going to be making the most of the UCAS Clearing 2021 process, it is a good idea to get everything you need in order so you can call universities to arrange a place. Being prepared can help to reduce anxiety.

Make sure you have your UCAS Clearing number and Personal ID organised, as well as anything else relevant to your application, such as your portfolio or work experience.

We Put Student Wellbeing First at the University of Bolton

At the University of Bolton, we put student wellbeing first. We know that exams and University life can feel overwhelming for some students, as they worry about their academic performance and future. However, we are here to help and provide you with the support you need so that you can enjoy university life.

It is one of the reasons our university has been voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years!*

We also have a dedicated UCAS Clearing 2021 team to help reduce stress if you’re making a last-minute UCAS Clearing application. Simply request a callback by clicking on this link.

If you have any queries about campus life, our state-of-the-art facilities, or our specific courses, you can reach our team at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are proud of our supportive learning environment and passionate teaching staff. Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.

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