2 days left till operation!


Woah. To encapsulate my feelings in a word, it would be minimal-fear (does that even exist) I’m feeling less anxious than most days though, maybe because it’s sinking in that I am going to have the operation. Anxiety is still there, I guess it’s partly being afraid of the operation and partly bewildered by it being just two days ago. I remember my journey of scoliosis began 3 years ago when it was at 35 degrees, and now is at 50. It feels good in a way to finally get to close this chapter of my life although I won’t stop raising awareness for the condition and helping other people who have to go through it.

My last week at school before the operation was exhausting, maybe it was because of the numerous books I was given for revision! But it was also sad saying bye to the people who I see 5 days a week, excluding holidays, my friends. Friday was my last day and I was thrown an amazing surprise party by my friends to say goodbye and good luck, which literally made everything much more positive! The cake, which included all my favorite chocolates, was made by the amazing Haseena. The support really helped in feeling more better about everything.

School wise, I’m just going to have to work on getting better, then I will start thinking about workload and revision, but overall I’m feeling good. Today is my last day at home before I go for admissions tomorrow. If you’re reading this and you have Scoliosis, I know how hard it is to have to go through something like this, so if anyone has any questions, feel free to leave me a comment on here.

Exam Stress tips

Soo, I’ve not been posting a lot lately, due to the fact that my brain is overflowing with revision, and exam apprehension!!! I’ve put a few tips together, for how to control and deal with your exam stress and focus on the positive side… enjoy!

1) Never say can’t! You CAN! 😀

2) Clear your mind- Stress is an instinctive response to fear. Learn to deal with it instead of fight it.:D

3) Listen to classical music when studying- piano based music calms me down and prepares me for the revision. 😀

4) Try not to worry to much- yes you may want to succeed in your exams and not fail, but remember that it’s not the end of the world, and you shouldn’t spend all your time focusing on the exams. Go out! Have some fun. 😀

5) Get motivated- personally, I am so lazy to study, the only reason I do is because I’ve got a A3 sized note stuck on my wall, saying “Think of the day you open your results” this automatically motivates me to do my work, as I want to be crying happy tears on the day of my results, and I am sure you would want to aswell 😀

6) Take breaks regularly- after about 1 hour of revision, take a 10 minute break and just do something which doesn’t involve thinking a lot, to try and get your brain to calm down. 😀

7) If anxiety attacks you in the exam and you can’t fight it off easily, practice the following in advance 😀

and use it in the exam: 😀
1. Stop.
2. Feel both feet firmly on the ground.
3. Close your eyes if you like.
4. Relax shoulders and arms, jaw and cheeks.
5. Count a few deep breaths out.
6. Calm for one minute.
7. Think of your name, write it down and then slowly return to the task.

And finally, relax,sleep well and GOOD LUCK! To everyone doing their exams out there, we can all do it, if we believe, we can achieve baby 😀 Stay happy and remember if you want to achieve it, revise hahaha 😀 😀

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