Handling Exam stress

On the day of the exam, completely avoid last minute mugging and stressing. You should have a
good sleep of minimum 8 hours the previous night. Do not stress yourself feeding more
information to your already worked up brain. Whatever you have learned be confident of it and
take some deep breaths. You have done your preparation and now you should prepare yourself
to give your best. A tired mind will do no good, so it is necessary to go in the hall with a
refreshed mind. You have worked hard for it and nobody can take away your hard work. What
you give always comes back to you. Remember this nature’s law. If you not prepared well, let
your mind accept the fact. It is not possible to go unprepared and expect no stress and good
The first and most important is your preparation before exam is to make sure you have
prepared well and know the important topics well. Before you go to the exam, eat foods that
are energy producing and at the same time not too heavy on your stomach that make you
sleepy in the examination hall. Never go empty stomach as you can end up concentrating more
on your hunger than your exam paper. Fruits and proteins are good source of energy. Avoid
intake of heavy carbohydrates like rice and potatoes which will make you sleepy. If possible
carry a water bottle to the exam hall to rehydrate.
Make sure you have all the things necessary for the exam. Your stationary, your identity ticket
and your watch etc…. Last minute searching for things can stress your mind further and create a
panic during exam which can be disastrous.
Once you get the question paper in your hand. Read all the questions and make a quick rough
plan how you are going to invest your time for doing your best. Mark the questions which you
know the best and attempt them first. In this manner, you will increase your confidence further.
Appreciate yourself for remembering the solutions and answers, your brain will work better.
Never curse yourself if you forgot or didn’t study something which you thought about studying.
Remember it is too late now, your focus should be on the present moment.
It is very very important to check your answers again in the end. The last 15 minutes should be
to review your paper. Recheck every answer with patience and you will be surprised to come
across lot of careless faults. Make the necessary corrections.
It is a fact that, students sometimes enter into stress before, during and after exams. This is
because most students fail to avoid circumstances that can create stress during exams. The
mention of examinations should not send shivers down the spines of students only if they will
learn to adopt the approaches mentioned in this article

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