Exams can be a daunting time for even the most diligent of students. Avoiding exams blues is as important as coming out with flying colours in the exams. The last minute stress may sweat you out and you may have a tendency to go blank in the examination hall. A good performance in examination is a stepping-stone to a successful future.
Here are some of the last minute tips to relieve you from the exam stress and anxiety:
1. Do last years’ question papers:There are a finite number of questions that will be asked in the question paper. Familiarize yourself with these questions by solving the previous years’ question papers and sample papers. If you are one of those who does all revision at the last moment only, this piece of advice is probably the most valuable one. Also answer key of ncert books are also available on internet free of cost. This will help saves your time.
2. Eat healthy: Eat healthy and everything else will fall in place. Having a healthy diet will enable you to focus on the task at hand and not worry about everything else; for instance like having trouble at memorizing, physical weaknesses, stress etc. The right amount of minerals, iron, and vitamin will be provided by fruits and vegetables and also keep you and your bodily functions at a optimal level throughout. Avoid any kind of junk food and having anything that contains saturated fat. Intake of a large amount of caffeinated drinks has also not proved to be helpful as its high caffeine content might keep you awake for the next 8 to 10 hours, but you might just crash during the exams.
3. Be positive and relax: Keeping the negative vibes off your mind and being in a happy state of mind is of essence in performing optimally during exams.
i. Listen to a soothing and relaxing music for a joyful soul. Make sure the music you are listening to does not induce slumber.
ii. Exercise your body. Exercise improves the flow of blood on your body, which implies the transportation of more oxygen to your brain. Good supply of oxygen to the brain helps it to function efficiently.
iii. Mediation and yoga have been age-old remedies for stress and anxiety. Take a deep breath, meditate for few minutes till you calm yourself and chill. All is well.
4. Sound sleep: A healthy body and mind will keep the stressful soul at bay and helps in
rejuvenation. Having a 6 to 7 hour sleep is essential for any student who is preparing for exams. Pulling an all-night study session without appropriate amount of sleep would lead to fatigue in the examination hall. Sleep deprivation has a consequent effect of memory loss. The ability to maintain concentration and memory recall is maintain and improved when the individual gets a good amount of rest.
Following these simple tips will be beneficial and you will have a good time dealing with the exam monsters that otherwise threaten to take a toll on you.