I had an exam today, but before we took it, the professor asked us to think about something we were good at (academic or otherwise) and to focus on that feeling we get from it. I've never done that before a test before, but I felt more confident.
My roommate and I went grocery shopping together. I usually take my bike, which means that I can only but what I can carry back (and the return trip is uphill, plus stairs). The car ride and company were welcome- plus we got Halloween-themed cookies!
Today before an exam, my professor took time to have us all think about something that we are really great at. She wanted us to keep this thought in mind as we took the exam so we would bring that mindset, that we are skilled, into the exam.