9 Amazing weapons to tackle pre-exam anxiety
“Exams” is a word that we all can agree, gives us butterflies in the stomach just by the feel and the butterflies keep growing with every second we get closer to it. That feeling itself can be as dreadful or in some cases ever more, than the exam itself. What follows is a series of events involving mugging up, brain-cracking, practice tests and what not. The exam fear of a 10th class CBSE student takes shape and grows stronger along with him. We can hardly find few superhumans who managed to overthrow the anxiety and make a successful leap to healthy minds. Not saying that these exam-anxious people are unsuccessful, but too much anxiety can lead to many problems including poor performance, lack of sleep, health problems etc.
Here are some proven ways to tackle this monster anxiety.
- Meditation (for long term results)
Improves your concentration, skills and ability to grasp things faster while keeping peace on mind. Ordinarily, you might learn the same with a lot of unnecessary pressure on mind.
2. Learning schedules & consistent practice (long term)
Scheduling proper learning periods clubbed with rejuvenating recreational & outdoor activities is no secret to anyone. But, practising with proper guidance & involvement from parents is the key to success in modern learning age. Parents need to guide their children by helping them set initial goals, schedules and also participate in rejuvenating sports & games with them. This helps to develop an intimate relation as well as properly moulded confident citizens
3. Limiting study groups
We are all aware of the outcome of a group of friends in a study group. But, we can certainly make a difference by splitting into smaller groups and setting goals to achieve in short periods of time. A timer has to be set to constantly remain on track every 15 minutes. This might keep the study groups effective while having the proper company.
4. Short bursts of learning + Short Breaks + Revision (Short term)
If it is just couple of weeks to exams, the strategy has to shift from experimenting with new concepts to properly understanding high priority concepts and concentrating on the high fetching parts. This should always be set in bursts of half an hour and one hour followed by a small relaxing walk or a quick refreshing snack or activity. This keeps the mind lively while trying to revise the lessons while walking etc.
5. Avoiding distractions during short bursts
The short learning sessions should always be fool-proof of the daily social media surfing or mobile phones and TV in general. This boosts the effectiveness of the programs without having to say.
6. Making Notes while studying
Making short & quick notes of important points & phrases will provide you with a 3-5 page condensed notes to be referred right before the exam. This ensures easy revision and boosts the memory power through revision tactics
7. Avoid skipping meals
Having timed meals with sufficient protein & vitamin intake is as essential as studying. Proper diet rich in vitamins is proven to keep the child active alongside increased memory power and tactical reasoning. You don’t overlook this important part of the day.
8. Sleeping Appropriately & On-time
A good night’s sleep can never be compared with any rejuvenation program. It brings up all the neurons to active-mode and gives your eyes an amazing rest from the previous day. Waking up late and studying has never proven very beneficial especially for children. Either you end up half-witted in the exam or completely fall asleep.
9. Most importantly, not comparing with friends
Every child’s tactics & brain power is different and comparing just worsens the will power. Your friend might have finished the next to last lesson but might not have read the first 10. It doesn’t matter what others have completed. The only thing you have to concentrate on is your strategy to give the best in the exam. You might skip a lesson or two tactically in the choices and make wiser decisions than the brightest minds.
All the best for your endeavors and we are always here to guide you through.
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