Technique #4: Deep breathing

Deep breathing is one of the simplest techniques you can use to reduce anxiety before, during, and after a test. Breathing provides you with oxygen necessary to think clearly and releases physical tension at the same time.

  • Close your eyes.
  • Breath through your nose. Breathe in deeply into your abdomen. Pause before you exhale.
  • Breathe out from your abdomen slowly.
  • Use each inhalation as a moment to become aware of any tension in your body. Use each exhalation as an opportunity to let go of tension.
  • Repeat once, then return to the test.