Do you get nervous when preparing for exams? Stress occurs when you feel pressured to get certain grades; you compare yourself with others or perhaps due to your family expectations. Although, a mild level stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that gives you the drive and energy to help you get through situations like exams or assignment completion deadlines. However, an extreme amount of stress can affect your health badly. Here are some tips that can help you cope with the stress of examinations, and study effectively.
Just believe in yourself and don’t worry excessively. Set small goals – break down your goal into baby steps to do your best. Don’t try to be perfect, but accept your personal capability, and understand that none of us can be perfect all the time. Practise on sample tests and look at the past exams. Ask your Lecturer for advice, if required.
Stop comparing yourself to others
Comparing yourself to others and their abilities and grades often induce feelings of anxiety and depression. It is true that everyone is unique, and each student has different characteristics that allow for varying types of success.
Try Avoiding your Stress
It’s best to avoid stress when possible; however, some stressors are unavoidable. When they come your way, you need a healthy way to deal with them.
Talk about your Stress
It is not uncommon to feel anxious during exams, but you must talk about the way you feel. You could share your problems with your friends, your parents or teachers. Most of us feel overwhelmed, and sharing your feelings to your closed ones can offer you solution and relax you.
Exercise regular, Eat Right and Sleep well
Exercise can help you burn off the energy generated by stress. Eat nutritious food and try avoiding too much caffeine. Also, good sleep habits help reduce your stress level.
Meditation helps your mind and body to relax and focus, providing you with a variety of ways to deal stress effectively.
All the best!