#PNN E-MENTORING (Olabisi Ogunwale): Exam Blues – Helpful Tips To Beat Stress & Top Your Class

Failing in the exams, flunking out of the school or disappointing parents with low percentage are some of the most common nightmares a student starts experiencing with the approaching examination. The nightmares create a kind of stress in the student’s mind thus making it harder to remember the things s/he is trying to remember. As a result, the student is unable to concentrate on studies and feels exhausted and depressed.

But as it’s said, if there is a problem, there is a solution too. So, here are a few easy steps easy following which a student can manage the exam-related stress and concentrate on his studies.

1. Plan your daily schedule in such a way that along with studying you are able to participate in those activities that pleasure you. This will help reduce the burden of studies and you will be able to concentrate more.

2. If you are weak in a subject, take help from someone who’s good at it. Don’t hesitate in seeking help from your friends and elders, who can guide you.

3. While, studying if you start getting negative thoughts from your inside, then just take a break, talk to yourself and make yourself believe that it’s possible and you can do it. Resume study with a positive mindset and you will realize that your concentration has improved.

4. Exercise also acts as a good stress-buster and those who can bear the physical stress could go for considerable muscle stretch to beat mental stress.

5. For few people, eating is a stress-buster. However, for those binging on food to relive stress, a small piece of advice… avoid junk food like chips, pizza and chocolate as they do not provide the brains with the kind of energy needed for peak performance.

6. Get enough sleep. Don’t sacrifice your sleep for studies presuming that giving up sleep would provide your extra time to study. In reality, not getting enough sleep reduces a child’s ability to retain information.

7. Besides, set attainable goals. Not everyone is good at everything and all students can’t score a perfect 100 in every subject. Realize your potential and set goals which you can achieve. Setting unattainable goals and then not materializing them increases the stress.

8. Study regularly and do not leave everything to the last minute. Regular studies help you identify your strong and weak points more clearly and once you know that you can set your goals accordingly.

These are some tips by practicing which students can prepare for the exams more confidently and with less Stress.

All the best for stress-free exams…

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