Overcome exam fear and anxiety

  Articles      News     edusanjal      16 Mar 2017      16 Mar 2017   

Are you experiencing stress due to exam pressure? The most important thing is to be well prepared. Start preparation early and meditate as it helps in bringing peace in mind, says an expert. Here are some tips to overcome exam fear and anxiety.

Preparation:

The most important thing is to be well prepared. Start preparation early as practice makes a better understanding and recollection makes you perfect in it. This makes exam preparation a less stressful activity. To prepare for it, you need to create your own timetable for all the crucial days. The timetable should be realistic so that you abide by it.

Meditation:

It is a great way to bust stress. Doing it daily can do wonders. Meditation could bring your mind to focus. It would also remove unwanted thoughts from your mind. Keeps your face facing upwards. Your palms should be open kept on lap facing upwards. Perform this for 10 to 15 minutes in a day early morning. It also improves your memory and concentration power.

Eat, rest, sleep well: Do not study through night before an examination. Your brain needs to be rested for it to retain information. Six hours of sleep is more important before exam and be conscious about your diet because body always needs support — support as in food. Eat green vegetables and dry fruits.

Identify stress symptoms:

These are the symptoms that indicate you are suffering from stress — falling sick very often without any reason, constantly worrying about your results, feeling afraid when someone talks about your future.

Listen to music:

This can create a positive and productive environment by elevating your mood and encouraging you to study more effectively and for longer.

Avoid stimulants:

It is a myth that caffeine, nicotine or any other substance can help improve concentration. On the contrary, they are likely to increase your anxiety level and make you feel more stressed. These things are never helpful for decreasing your anxiety level or making you feel relaxed. So avoiding them is the best option specially during exams.

Sources: The Himalayan Times

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