The very thought of exams is enough to instill in the minds the dread of flunking and not scoring well in exams. We all have at some point of time experienced this anxiety that has given us sleepless nights and confusing days. No matter how much time we spent in preparing for the exam, but the monster of examination makes us feel unprepared always. This feeling of lagging behind and not to have put enough of oneself for the preparation leads to pre-exam anxiety.
If you too have experienced this or is experiencing this at present being a student, here we have brought to you 9 top ways of handling the pre-exam perks and deal with the fear of failing in the exam. Not all might relate to picking up the book and starting to read. The tips may include getting to limelight your creative side, exploring the varied facets of dealing with anxiety and journeying through the inner self to find your calmness intact.
An ideal study routine must include regular breaks to rejuvenate oneself
We are often induced with the notion that if one wishes to bring in a good score in the exam, it must include tireless time spent in learning. Studying for long and studying are two different aspects which cannot be confused as one. While we concentrate more on how long do we study which is the quantitative aspect of learning, we often end up turning blind eye to the quality of studying. If you have made oneself abreast with the concepts and well understood what you have learned, there won’t be any requirement to spend nights burning the night oil studying.
So ensure to take regular breaks to rejuvenate oneself. Before sitting for your studying, you can prepare a timetable as to how much time you would be spending for breaks and how much time for studying
Limit your group studies
Studying in a group is a common trait followed by kids during the exam. Being surrounded by a group of friends is always enchanting but it has its own disadvantages too. However, keeping the count of friends limited to 3 to 5 will seem more beneficial. Involving too many people can make the learning process messy and turn on more confusion.
Stay away from comparisons
The foremost thing to abide when preparing for exams is not asking your friends how much have they finished with their preparation. This is one of the main reason that causes anxiety that can ruin your whole preparation process. The best way to ensure you complete your exam preparation is to not compare your study progress with that of your friends. Rather you should look into how much of syllabus is pending from your side and how well can you manage the learning.
Looking at the number of pages and the length of answers can easily lead one to feel anxious. The best way to get away from this is to create notes while studying. You can jot down the important points, highlight what is necessary so that later on during the exams you can just go through the notes and get your revision done. These are called cheat codes which can be immensely useful at the time of exam making it easier for students to revise in a jiffy.
Stay away from Social Networking Sites
Social networking sites are addictive and one can be often piqued to look through their phone every minute to check the notification. However, keeping your Facebook and other social media sites active can make you get distracted very easily. Thus limiting the time spent on social networking can help you not end up anxious every time you look at your book. You will additionally, get ample amount of time to spend on Facebook and other sites once you have finished giving your exam.
Sketch a Quick Schedule
Being organized and following a schedule is always helpful in reducing the time required for completing the portion. This helps to think about how you will complete your studies rather than worrying about how you will be finishing the entire portion and having no time for revision.
Do not skip your meals for studies
Often in the anxiety of how soon will they be able to complete the portion and worrying about the ample portion that is pending to be completed, students tend to miss their meals. Herein, giving you food for thought, it is necessary to take full care of your health. As the saying goes, Health is Wealth, it is much more essential during exams to keep yourself perfectly fit and fine. It is thus advisable to have whole meals to keep your mental health working. Your brain needs the maximum amount of energy and keeping it in dearth will tend to make you more anxious and worried. And say a big NO to Crash Diet.
Get a sufficient amount of sleep
Your mind and brain keep working the whole day and they need ample amount of rest to be back working well of. Sleeping in time and getting a good sleep favors one in reducing the anxiety of not doing well in the exam.
If you too are going through the stress of exam and looking for ways to reduce it read through our blog on what are the smart ways used for reducing study time.
Ultimately, meditating is a great way of relaxing your mind during exams. Considering the amount of study load you would be having during exam season, meditating is the best way to relax your mind and give it some peace.
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