wikiHow to Cheer Up After a Crummy Test

Just taken a test? Certain you've done really badly in it? Exhausted from the effort, worried by the knowledge that you didn't do well? This usually happens to everybody some point or other during the course of their lives. If you've just taken a crummy test, you'll probably be feeling upset, worried, frustrated or down. But don't let it get you down-read this article to learn how to cheer yourself up after one of those crummy tests.

Steps

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    Promise yourself it won't happen again. Tell yourself that next time, you'll be prepared and properly educated on the test topic. Believe in yourself and make sure you stick to your word. You can prevent it from happening again by paying more attention, studying harder, and/or just trying to learn as much as you can.
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    Talk to a parent or teacher. It may sound silly, but once you choose the right adult, things can go pretty smoothly!
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    Talk to a Friend who you know will understand. It may seem pointless and a waste of time, but just getting everything off your chest can really help. Confide in your friend about why you feel bad, what specifically is getting you down-every detail.
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    Distract yourself. Keep yourself busy all the time. Don't leave yourself with any time to start thinking about the test, or you'll start feeling down again. It's good to get your feelings out, but after that's over, accept life and move on.
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    Do Something to Make You Laugh. Whether it be hanging out with your friends, watching a funny T.V show or reading a joke book, do something that you know will make you laugh. You may not feel like it at first, but once you get into it, you'll feel better.
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    Do an activity that makes you feel good about yourself. Try exercising; exercise often gives you a boost in not only health and energy, but confidence and happiness. You can hang out with your friends, draw, write, read-anything that makes you personally feel better about yourself.
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    Pamper yourself. Give yourself a manicure. Listen to some relaxing music and close your eyes. Give yourself a massage. Take a bubble bath-anything that makes you feel really good and like you're living a glamorous life.

Tips

  • When you hear about a test, write down the date immediately. Then you can start studying early, and get yourself prepared.
  • If you can help it, try not to talk to a friend who did excellent on the test-it may just make you feel worse.
  • Do not turn to junk food for comfort. It may make you feel better, but in the long run, it's not good for your health.
  • Always concentrate in class. It's hard, but it's also essential. You can prevent bad test results by paying attention and studying.
  • Try asking your teacher what you can do to earn extra credit-this will help you bring up your grades.
  • Check out the related articles-they're all helpful.
  • For more help on preparing for tests, see Study for a Casual Test or Quiz, Study for a Test, and Study Better.

Warnings

  • You can try to bring up your grade by trying harder on other assignments.
  • Doing badly on tests will affect your overall grades quite significantly, so try to always be prepared.

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Categories: Tests and Exams