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I can't focus on anything I'm too anxious

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Kenza

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At the end of this school year I have a national exam that determines wether I can go into pursuing my education at a university or not. It's not an easy exam but people in my country tend to make a huge deal out of it. Which is a lot of pressure,more than I can take,I'm afraid. The last few years I haven't studied property so I have a lot of gaps in my understanding of the lessons and I mean a lot. I am absolutely terrified right now to the point that I can't focus during class or outside of class when I study by myself I feel so anxious and that time is not enough. I feel so stuck and unmotivated. The worst thing is that I'm a perfectionist so having those many gaps makes me think I should give up already. I don't know how to calm myself down.
 
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EstherRose94

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Can you get a tutor? Is it possible to take the test next year instead?
 
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Kenza

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@EstherRose94 I already had two gap years due to severe depression so no I can't take another gap year / yeah I do have tutoring lessons
 
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Just try your best. Do you have some methods of fighting off the test anxiety?
 
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EstherRose94

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I took Xanax to do one of my take home exams last year. I would not recommend, It made it like ten times harder. But you could try like breathing exercises and self care leading up to it.
 
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Kenza

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I think some breathing exercises would be great thanks for the tip
 
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goodgollymiss

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Maybe you could try a fruit and vegetable smoothie as a detox
 
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