"Do you guys want to postpone the exam?"

I don’t know how it was in your school, but in mine sometimes the teacher said: “Do you guys want to postpone the exam?”
Everybody was eager to satisfy the limbic brain and skip that short-term pain and anxiety that supposed doing the exam.
So everybody said… “yes, please.”
Some people even thought it was great because they would have more time to study. But you now what? When that day came, people actually were in the same situation. The ones that always had good results kept doing great, and the ones that always had bad results kept doing poorly, despite the extra time.
And that was proof of the Parkinson’s Law: “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
The point here is… Are you satisfying your limbic brain when you skip the short-term pain? Maybe you just have to do that thing right away and keep moving things forwards.
Sometimes more time won’t help.