After the hectic days of exams, full of tension and stress, when the exams are done, it's time to have fun. If you're feeling too lethargic to plan some fun escapades post-exam, this article will come to your rescue.


  1. The nice thing is, you don't need to think about those right now. Take a good break from the studies.
    • Don't throw anything away, just in case you need to sit an exam again. You never know.
    • In addition, it might be a good idea to save school supplies such as folders or pens. It will save you tons of money if you do this every year.
  2. What's done is done, stressing out won't change your score. If you worked hard and gave your all, chances are you did okay.
    • Avoid doing post-mortems on the exam with your friends. There is no point and at least one of you is bound to be completely wrong.
  3. Do not feel guilty about not studying. It can be hard to come off the study treadmill initially but let yourself do so quickly. Sleep in if you can, take longer to get ready in the mornings and relax often.[1] [2]
  4. Choose books, comics, magazines and papers that interest you so that you can enjoy yourself when reading. Enjoy learning about your personal interests, rather than the curriculum. None of this should feel like a chore.
    • Pick up reading material from a local library. It could be fun to have a book shopping trip with friends.
  5. This will require you to be energetic, but parties can also help you feel more excited and awake. Grab some friends and either hold a party of your own or go to other parties you know about. Dance the night away and catch up on all the missed gossip. Try catching up with your old friends. Going down the memory lane of good times along with friends can help relieve stress and tension of the exams.
  6. Lie back, turn on the music and simply enjoy listening to it for a while.[3]
  7. Grab a few friends and do some interesting drives. Or grab your soulmate and take a long drive somewhere special. Go to places you love visiting and enjoy your time there.[4]
  8. Watch as many as you like. Or, watch films online or on TV. Invite friends over, so that you won't be lonely. You could even host a movie party. It's up to you.[5] [6]
  9. Go for a bike ride, a run, a swim or a visit to the gym. Get a new exercise regime underway, to help you restore fitness that you might have neglected during the exam period.
  10. Go for a hike, a stroll or even a camping trip. Getting into nature can help you to relax and feel completely away from everything for a time.
    • Try some stargazing. It's a relaxing and fun way to spend a few nights with friends, on the back lawn. You could even pitch tents out there together.
  11. Spend more time with your pets. They might have noticed you were stressed for a while, so give them your less stressed self now and plenty of attention.
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Community Q&A

  • Question
    Its winter and I finished my mid-year exams. What do I do when one day is left for my school?
    Community Answer
    Community Answer
    Gather all your buddies and spend some quality time, or set up a time when you all can get together during vacation.
  • Question
    My exams are over, I am 12 and can't drive. My friends live far away, so we mostly meet at school. What can I do now?
    Community Answer
    Community Answer
    You could text each other or message or even play games over the internet. You could also try to make a new friend or two who live closer to you.



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Desiree Panlilio
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This article was co-authored by Desiree Panlilio. Desiree Panlilio is a Teen Life Coach and the Owner of Encouraging Teens, LLC. With over three years of experience, she specializes in helping teens and young adults define roles, set goals, develop healthy academic and personal habits, grow in leadership potential, and create their life paths. Desiree holds a BSN in Nursing from The University of Victoria and an MA in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coaching from Liberty University. This article has been viewed 96,179 times.
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