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Many university students feel overwhelmed with pressure. Try to practice deep breathing a few times a day. This helps release more serotonin (the happy hormone), which in turn helps you stay calm and think positively. Anxiety is usually caused by patterns of exaggerated thinking where you imagine bad outcomes, rather than balanced thinking which keeps things in perspective. Ask yourself if you are viewing situations in a balanced way? Or are you making a monster out of a molehill? Try to tell yourself reassuring calming things like: “I did my best, I’ll probably do well in this”. Or  “there’s no point worrying about it now, I’ll deal with the grade when I get it”. A combination of balanced thinking and deep breathing will help you!