Study Skills confidenceBeing focused when studying for exams is important. And a big part of being focused is staying relaxed and confident.

What thoughts go through your mind during study or leading up to the exam?

What do you tell your friends?


Negative self-talk includes statements such as:

  • ‘I’m going to fail’.
  • ‘Studying is hard.’
  • ‘I hate studying.’
  • ‘I’m not smart enough.’

You can choose your attitude. And your attitude springs from your self-talk.

Whenever you catch yourself thinking negatively, simply replace that thought with a positive one. Tell yourself instead: 

  • ‘I can do this.’
  • ‘I’m going to pass easily.’
  • ‘I now enjoy studying.’

Observe your thoughts. ?Train your mind to think only thoughts that cultivate certainty of success. Then do whatever it takes to achieve that success, and success will follow.

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