PHOTO GALLERY: Students share tips for stressful relaxing exam season

Flustered students flock to their teachers as the quarter ends. Piles of late homework seemingly stack up on desks.  Many students feel overwhelmingly trapped with the work that needs to be finished. This isn’t a fire drill; this is exam season at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. With exams comes anxiety, and with anxiety comes stress. Many students, however, at SPA let the last weeks of the semester be a time to practice self-care to alleviate stress. Research has found that downtime is not only suggested but scientifically necessary. The brain needs rest in order to restore key functions like being attentive and recalling memories. With this sentiment at heart, students can recall their self-care practices to help them keep a level head before exams.