Are you waiting for your summer holidays? Yet another hurdle to cross – Examination. If not dealt with a strategic plan, you may end up being screwed. Every student who aspires to be a scholar needs to handle pressure effectively to pass out from the Universities in flying colors. To eliminate stress, you need to identify the real cause behind it. It can be any one or more of these:
- Unplanned studies
- Low self-esteem
- Low subject knowledge
- Competition from friends
- Anticipation of yourself and others
Students who get caught up in the web of stress are proven to be way less productive than the peer groups. They need to break up those barriers to come out of it.
These simple hacks can save you from exam stress when you’re up to your neck in it.
Set milestones and schedule your tasks
Don’t even think of covering everything up in a single stretch. Schedule every task in short time-slots and allow yourself some breaks in between. After everything is organized, strictly implement the timetable without any flaws. Endless procrastination will let you in utter desperation on exam days. If you find yourself distracted, use your leisure time in the chart for a short meditation or a walk through your favorite corridor or street.
Have it in your way
You may see many others doing their revisions, when you may haven’t started studying. This can put you in pressure. There may be an even group of your friends having a discussion of the topics they had covered or got involved in group learning. Don’t hover over it. If you can’t do all those, understand it is not your cup of tea. Everyone has their own way of learning. Stop comparing yourself with others! If you love learning in midnight, go for it. If you prefer reading out loud, then go for it!
Many times, you find it hard to deal yourself, don’t ever hesitate to ask for help from your friends or tutors. I should say, the best option is to ask your tutor to end a helping hand in the portions you exert yourself. Tutors can give special attention to you, provide some reading materials/reference sites or even give you moral support, in case you are anxious and upset. However, your friends can go a step in advance by having group discussions, making lectures and at times by sharing their study materials.
Other do’s and don’ts
Follow these do’s and don’ts strictly to avoid yourself from being stressed out after learning.
- Meditate or close your eyes to relax in regular intervals of time
- Try some puzzles
- Sleep for at least 6 hours every day
- Eat healthy food and chocolates
- Arrange a tidy study space
- Make small chits and study notes
- Keep your stationeries – highlight pen, calendar, notebooks, pens and whatever instruments necessary
- Enough body movement and exercise
- Distractions like social media, phone, play stations, tablets
- Caffeine and tobacco