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Remember, preparing for the ASWB exam can be stressful, but there are several strategies you can use to manage stress and feel more confident and prepared for the exam. Here are some tips:
Create a study plan: Having a clear plan for studying can help you feel more organized and in control of the process. Set aside specific times for studying, and break up your study sessions into manageable chunks.
Use relaxation techniques: Practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can help you manage stress and stay calm. You can also try progressive muscle relaxation, where you tense and then relax different muscle groups in your body.
Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial for managing stress and staying focused during the exam preparation process. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Take breaks: Taking regular breaks can help prevent burnout and help you stay focused. Consider taking a 10-15 minute break every hour or two of studying.
Engage in self-care: Taking care of yourself physically and emotionally can help you feel more resilient and better able to handle stress. Make sure you eat healthy, exercise regularly, and engage in activities that bring you joy.
Seek support: Talk to friends, family, or a therapist about your stress and anxiety related to the exam. Joining a study group or seeking support from other social workers preparing for the exam can also be helpful.
You've got this! Happy studying and good luck on the exam!
January 23, 2017