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Skip to 0 minutes and 3 seconds Fear as a visitor

Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Even if you studied very hard And you know enough During an exam … Fear of failure can take over your brain How to deal with this fear? Imagine your fear as a dog

Skip to 0 minutes and 33 seconds That comes to visit when you get stressed

Skip to 0 minutes and 40 seconds It has good intentions, but It doesn’t help What would you do? [Dog:] You will fail the exam! [Dog:] You might as well give up! [Dog:] You will never learn this [Dog:] Run and hide!

Skip to 1 minute and 1 second Train yourself to be more task focused You can train the dog [Dog:] So much work!!

Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds [Dog:] Start worrying!

Skip to 1 minute and 28 seconds [Dog:] So many questions!

Skip to 1 minute and 31 seconds [Dog:] You are way behind! [Dog barks]

Skip to 1 minute and 37 seconds You are the boss! [Dog barks] [You:] Thank you, but I really need to concentrate

Skip to 1 minute and 52 seconds [Dog goes to sleep] During an exam

Skip to 2 minutes and 1 second instead of being anxiety focussed Teach yourself to be task focused [You:] Thank you for the warning, but now I will focus on my exam

Skip to 2 minutes and 14 seconds [Dog goes to sleep] Deal with fear

Skip to 2 minutes and 21 seconds Fear is only a visitor

Fear as a visitor

The imagination exercise in this animation can help you in dealing with stressful study situations, such as doing an exam.

Which other tips or methods help you when experiencing study stress? Please share with fellow learners.

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