The Secret Handbook 4 Teens

Advice Before a Test: I Know This, I Got This, I’m Ready

stress free zone

When I asked my 13 year-old step-daughter when she heard her inner voice the most she immediately replied:

Before a test.

That really resonated with me because I always felt stressed out before tests and my endless mind chatter probably didn’t do too much to help me. In fact, it probably hurt me just like it’s hurting you.

You’re going to hear me say this a lot on this blog and hopefully it will start to sink in the more I say it:

Your Mind Believes What You Tell It

So, if you let your little voice/ego be in charge of the conversation then your mind is going to believe you’re not prepared, you didn’t study enough, you’re not smart enough, the teacher doesn’t like you, blah blah blah.

How about you take charge of your mind and you tell it what to believe? That’s a crazy concept right?

Before a test tell yourself the following:

I know this.

I got this.

I’m ready.

It’s important to note that you won’t really believe what you’re telling yourself if, in fact, you didn’t study enough so you still have to put in the hard work. But, once you’ve prepared, stop undermining yourself with negative self-talk.

I know this.

I got this.

I’m ready.

Now go ace that test!

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