Have exams coming up? Sometimes the pressure you feel can help keep you focused, other times it can cause stress.
As the NEET & MHT-CET exam are around the corner, Check out these tips to help you cope with exam stress :
Avoid social media
This will be a tough one for many students, but if you can bear to part with your beloved Instagram & YouTube for a few days, it'll do wonders for your stress levels.
Checking your Facebook & YouTube during revision period is the worst type of procrastination possible, as we all know how quickly the time disappears when you're snooping on your news feed or youtube subcriptions.
In addition to this, many of your friends will be in the same boat, so are likely to be talking a lot about how much they're studying (or not studying). This is likely to stress you out even more or at least influence how much time you're spending revising.
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Eat, sleep and exercise well
For your body's best performance, make sure you're getting 8 to 9 hours of sleep, enough slow-release carbs, less caffeine and more water. Pulling all-nighters, surviving on a poor diet, and getting minimal amounts of movement into your day can increase symptoms of anxiety.
Take regular breaks
Even the most intense exam timetables will allow a little time for a study break. This can include 20-minute breaks during your revision day, and longer activities that you can look forward to. Spend a little time away from the books will leave you feeling more refreshed and relaxed the next time you revise.
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Set realistic goals
Setting realistic goals, whether you have several days or hours before your exam, helps you to put everything into perspective. Acceptance of your situation and working within the realms of what you have maximises your productivity without the risk of burning yourself out.
Pace yourself through panic
Panicking before, during or even after an exam is common among university students. If you experience it at any point, take deep breaths, hydrate yourself, and then go back the problem at hand, being sure to break it down into several, and manageable chunks. Remember that there is usually a rational solution to every problem, even if you can't see it at first glance.
Believe in yourself
Given that you have prepared well, there should be no reason for you to worry. Therefore, when experiencing a negative thought, try to replace it with a positive one.
If you feel like you are struggling, talk to someone
When struggling, talk to friends, family, college teachers or your personal tutor about how you are feeling. Alternatively, don't be afraid to seek professional help and support. In the most extreme cases, it can help you a lot.
Good luck, everyone!