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by Lisa J.
I am currently teaching students in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts so that they can pass their GED exa...

Have a big exam coming up? How are you feeling? Excited? Like puking? Well, both are normal and both are a choice. If you don't like how you respond to pressure - in this case, an exam - consider the self talk you are engaging in. Do you say helpful things like "I can't do this" or "This is going to be super hard"? What if instead, you took five deep breaths and said, "I am courage. I am brave. I got this"? How different does this single shift feel? Mindset affects how well you preform. It's easier to reprogram your thinking than it is to learn more content. Both are necessary, but this self talk is a component that often goes unnoticed. 

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