Here are Some Inspirational Quotes To Help You With Test Anxiety
Here are some motivation quotes for test anxiety to help settle your nerves and get you into the right frame of mind before a test.
Whether it’s annual exam time, or your final exams, we hope that the following quotes will give you a little motivation and good humor and be a great way to tackle any conceivable type of anxiety relating to tests or exams
Of course the best way to reduce your test anxiety for students of all ages is to be prepared!
Quotes For Test Anxiety
- “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
- “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
- “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey
- “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
- “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
- “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
- “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
- “The only way to do well on a test is to be prepared. So study hard and don’t stress out.” – Tony Walker
- “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” – Stacia Tauscher
- Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon
- “Anxiety is a natural consequence of thinking.” – Dale Carnegie
- “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” – Arthur Somers Roche
- “Anxiety is a total absence of faith. It is the fear of the unknown.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
- “Anxiety is a handmaiden of creativity.” – Toni Morrison
- Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait… William S. Burroughs
- “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” – Søren Kierkegaard
- David Copperfield: “Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A contented mind is the best shield against anxiety.”
- A.A. Milne: “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
- Winston Churchill: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
- Virginia Woolf: “The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.”
- William James: “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
- Norman Vincent Peale: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
- Mary Tyler Moore: “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”
- Carl Sandburg: “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
- Paulo Coelho: “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
- “Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” – Jodi Picoult
- Henry Ward Beecher: “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.”
General Advice to Reduce Test Anxiety
One of the best ways to prepare for a test and avoid anxiety is to start studying well in advance. This will allow you to break up the material into smaller, more manageable chunks and review it over a longer period of time. It’s also important to take breaks and give yourself time to relax and unwind. During the days leading up to the test, try to get plenty of sleep, eat well, and engage in physical activity to help reduce stress. On the day of the test, arrive early and give yourself time to review any last-minute notes or questions. Remind yourself that you have studied and are well-prepared. Remember that it is normal to feel some anxiety, but try to stay positive and focus on the task at hand.
I hope you enjoyed and can make use of these motivational quotes. Go forth and do great things!
What If It’s More Than Test Anxiety?
I hope these quotes for test anxiety helped. While it is normal to experience test anxiety, which is naturally due to a fear of failure (possibly imagined), if you find you have chronic worrying and a high level of anxiety all the time then it might be that you have an anxiety disorder. Take a look at some of the other articles of anxiety on this site to see if that helps.
We have articles about prescription medication and about herbal and natural remedies for anxiety. We talk about cognitive-behavioral therapy and the physical symptoms of anxiety.