Staying Calm (or Freaking Out?) for My First CPA Exam

20 Jul 2012


By Ben

Ben is a weekly NINJA CPA Blogger.

My fellow NINJAs,

I am sorry for not writing for so long, but I have been swallowed up in trying to study for my upcoming FAR exam. I take the exam TODAY and I am trying not to freak out.

I have a tendency to freak out on important exams, so one of my good friends in school developed a short rhyme that I could say to calm myself down. It goes something like this:

Breathe in, breathe out

And don’t freak out!

Every time I take a test and start to feel stressed, I say this little rhyme to myself and it usually helps me refocus on the test and keep going. I am planning on doing well, even though this is my first time sitting for the CPA exam.

I have studied hard and all I have to do is stay calm and watch out for important details like dates! (For some reason I keep missing little stuff like this on my practice questions.)

Anyways, good luck on your studies and exams! And remember that belief in yourself is half of the battle.

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Ray 12 years ago

Good Luck! Thanks for the words of encouragement for those of still studying.