From childhood to job placements, we pass through a feeling of churning stomach and anxiety . EXAMS are truly an anxiety provoking situation for most of us as we fear of being evaluated for our performance. Over examination anxiety can hamper the performance.
Thus, following are some of the strategies to deal with such anxiety provoking situations .
1. POSITIVE THINKING
The most important strategy is to have faith in yourself. Analyse and make a list of your thoughts that worry you and tackle them one by one. Positive thinking can surely enable you to focus on your strengths and bring about positive feelings.
2. PREPARE WELL
Preparing well in advance by systematically going through the syllabus and giving ample time to prepare . Familiarize yourself with the frequently asked questions to have a sense of predictability to lower down your examination anxiety.
3. SET GENUINE GOALS
Set genuine goals and targets which are logically attainable . Never set those targets which are not possible otherwise you will end up with hopelessness in case you don’t meet up to it.
Relaxation techniques help you to calm yourself up. Sit in a comfortable position in quiet place, close your eyes, relax your muscles and minimize the flow of thoughts to enhance concentration and reduce examination anxiety.
It helps in channelizing the excess energy generated by stress. Light exercising and physical activity can help you to have a better concentration on your studies.
6. HAVE REHEARSAL
Before sitting for actual exam, you must have a rehearsal like going through a mock exam to test yourself, as you still have got a chance to correct your weaknesses.
7. HEALTHY EATING HABITS
Between studying hours, have healthy meals like milk , fruits , dry fruits , water , juices , vegetable salads and small amounts of chocolate . Never go for a heavy meal at one time but go for small balanced meals after equal intervals of time . Most essential exam foods are strawberries , blueberries , broccolli , salmon , spinach .
8. NEVER PANIC
If a goal isn’t achieved for that day , then don’t panic . Think of the next day as another day and an opportunity to accomplish targets
9. MOTIVATIONAL STUFF
After every unit completed , award yourself with something like a piece of chocolate , relaxment and try listening to motivational songs or watching motivational videos instead of T.V., you can even sleep as it helps in better recall.
10. SEEK SUPPORT
Always clear your doubts and queries from your teachers and friends well in advance . Try not leaving anything for the last night. Don’t hesitate to share your stressful feelings to a closed ones, sometimes it may help one feel light and gain an insight , thus motivates a person to go against the odds to achieve things in life.
Don’t hesitate to write your story in the comments section and how did you manage it.
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