How to punch-back the exam stress
THE examination period is a very stressful time for a student. For others it is because they are only starting to study then, for others it is because they just feel pressured from knowing that it is how one’s fate is revealed, how all of their investments are shared to the rest of the world, and for others it is simply being overwhelmed by emotion.
There are a million other reasons why the examination period elevates stress levels.
Exercise is my go to solution for everything that has to do with reviving the mind or reducing tension.
If you are used to regular exercise, do not neglect your workout routine during exam time.
You are allowed to cut out some 10 or 15 minutes from your regular routine, but do not stop altogether.
There are plenty other factors that should be dealt with in order to achieve a tension- free examination period, here are some of them:
you may be tempted to binge eat on junk food, it happens to most people; but remember that food has a direct effect on your mood.
So, avoid high-fat, high- sugar, and highcaffeine foods because they will increase your stress levels.
Rather, take lots of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein preferably fish.
Stay disciplined, it is for your own good, chips and African roller balls are completely forbidden in this period
Stay positive about studying:
adopt a posi- tive personal mantra to keep your mood up while you study.
Like any other time of life, you need your positive energy more than anything; you need to be your own personal cheerleader.
Think of something positive to always say to yourself, something you can say often to just remind yourself of what is important, what the goal is and why you need to achieve it.
Here is something that can definitely work “I am a hard worker and I am going to succeed” so whenever you feel overwhelmed, repeat this mantra while taking deep very slow breathes
Make and routine: follow a
if you are the kind of person who feels routine is boredom then this is the time for you to change that perspective.
You need to establish a study routine that you should follow each day. If you study regularly, you will feel more prepared and therefore less stressed.
What works for you? Studying in the morning or at night? Figure out what works best for you and stick to it.
Pick a regular place to study that is free of distractions and make sure to head there whenever your routine requires.
In a nutshell, know your abilities and hold onto them this season. Stay positive and work extra hard at punching the examination stress right in the FACE!!!