4 Study Tips To Beat The Exam Blues
Exams are around the corner and so is stress.
Do you know that stress can be absolutely healthy and positive?
Stress is a natural positive response that helps to complete tasks quickly and efficiently. Stress during exams is therefore nature's way of preparing you to face the challenge ahead. This is a healthy form of stress. However, you must know when stress ceases to be natural and when it becomes dangerous. Controlling and managing stress is extremely important.
How can you manage stress and tension during exam time? Here are some Study Tips that work :
# Be prepared
It is said the secret of success is being prepared. That is almost 90 per cent of the job.
Studying on a regular basis and finishing your portion in advance will give little scope for worry and anxiety.
When you are not prepared and anxious your confidence levels will be low.
You can build your confidence by reading your subjects over and over again till they are no longer a source of tension and worry.
# Plan your day
Create a timetable with chapters you want to complete for the day. After you complete the chapter, put a tick mark in your timetable. This will help you gain a sense of accomplishment and will motivate you to carry on.
Study for 30-40 minutes and then give your brain a 5-10-minute break and then go back to the books. The break helps you study for longer periods of time.
# Get dressed
Do not study in your bedtime clothes. As soon as you wake up, get dressed. Even if you wear casual clothes it will do the trick. This will make you feel brighter and better equipped to work and study during the day.
# Eat healthy
Have you noticed that during exams you tend to eat more?
You feel eating helps to relieve stress. But there is a flip side to it. You need to eat good, healthy, nutritious food especially during exams.
The food you eat will provide you with the necessary energy to study well and appear for your exams.
Eating oily and unhealthy food will make you feel lethargic. Eat a balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins to get the necessary energy your body needs.
Do not skip meals. You need good energy levels to concentrate and focus better on your studies and exams.
Excerpts from The Teenager Today – Article by Monarose Sheila Pereira
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