don't panic

First, understand that the opposite of panic is not blithe acceptance of the situation – it’s clear-minded, positive, day-to-day action. Panic makes you do stupid shit or, even worse, curl up into a ball and do nothing. Don’t tell me you have reason to panic. You never have reason to panic. You have reason to act.

So yeah, be upset for as long as you want. Get drunk. Do whatever you have to do. After that, I want you to sober up, splash water on your face, and consider some facts.

Gay marriage has overwhelming support nationwide – 55 percent to 37 percent against.

Legal abortion is favored by 56 percent, with 41 percent opposed.

The vast majority of the population supports background checks for gun buyers – up to 90 percent in some polls.

A majority of Americans support some kind of universal health care, 58 percent to 37 percent.

64 percent of Americans are worried about global warming. Only 36 percent are not.

And – get this – Americans overwhelmingly agree that immigration helps the country more than it hurts, by a 59 percent to 33 percent margin.

Okay?

Your country didn’t go anywhere. It’s right here where you left it. America is nothing more than a big ol’ collection of people, and those people are more diverse and progressive than they have ever been. That train won’t be stopped. Donald Trump’s supporters are by and large an aging and shrinking demographic. We didn’t see the backlash coming, but that’s on us – a look at our history would have taught us to expect it.

In light of that, there are a few things to understand going forward.

Don’t Panic

How not to panic before an exam

Hi everyone ! I’m a panic person. Everytime I had an exam, I use to procrastinate and panic the day before the exam…. Not really good … But if this also happens to you, here are a few tips !

Before the exam

A few day before the exam, or even the day just before, you seem like you’ll never make it, just CALM DOWN.

  • You still have time. The exam is not right now, so it means you stil have hours before !
  • Now just breath deaply and try to calm down. Do not look at your desk yet.
  • Go get some fresh air, even if it’s for 5 minuts. It will give some air to your brain, and help calm down and prepare to focus.
  • Once you’re calm and focused, go back to your desk (or wherever you’re studying). Even if you think this is desperate, just do it ! It is better to know a bit than nothing (”You know nothing, Jon Snow”), right ?
  • Call some friends or pupil from your class, and see if they can help you with all the things you have to learn.
  • Now, you can relativise : This is just one exam in your life. That is nothing more. So ok, maybe you won’t get the maximal grade, but you have other exams, no ?

The night before the exam

  • Go to bed as early as you can, because it is useless to go to an exam when we’re tired.
  • Drink a tisane, and read a last time all your notes.

During the exam

So this is it ! Here we are !

  • Do not panic, once again. Take a deep breath and go, you’ll lost time by panicking. 
  • Do not give up during the exam, even if it seems really horrible to you. Just do the best you can, and stay focused.
  • Chew. Studies has showed that we are more concentrated when we are chewing.
  • If you have the time, read once again all you have written (just in case)

Finally, the last thing very important is to not compare yourself to others ! Everyone is different !


I hope it will help some of you ! If you have question, just ask ! I’m here :)

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