Exams continue and the summer session of the students is in full swing, which means excitement, hard heart beating, insomnia affect these days a lot of young people. Fear of failure, even if you seem to know everything, stress can often have a negative impact on the result of examination tests. It is often extremely difficult for students to cope with such an emotional load alone, a lot depends on parents and teachers as well.
What is the reason of stress?
Stress is the reaction of the body to extreme conditions that violate the emotional calm and harmony of the person.
The first and the main reason of exam stress is the lack of confidence in your abilities and knowledge. Students often feel the pressure from teachers as well, as the last ones underestimate the real training of students. This happens because teachers themselves are under pressure, as the results of exams affect the rating of the institution.
Often another reason that causes exam stress is the pressure from parents. They seem to purposely escalate the situation, telling how important it is to pass the exams successfully, to get excellent results, as future of the student depends on it. Hence instead of worrying about their knowledge, student begin to worry only about the assessments.
So how to cope with exam stress?
Here are few simple tips that Sigma Group of Institutes advises students to follow to avoid stress and its consequences easily:
Tip 1: get ready to win
Tune in to win and never think about failure. Inspire yourself that nothing bad will happen, even if the result is worse than you expected. The world will not collapse, you will not stop breathing. Everything stays the same.
Tip 2: prepare for exams in advance
Start preparing for exams in advance. Earlier you start, more confident you will feel. Do not start preparing with those questions that you know the answers. It’s self-deception. First it seems you know everything; however, you have no time to learn difficult material at the end. Hence it creates an additional stressful situation.
Tip 3: take notes while learning
Using them during exam is not necessary. However, writing notes helps to remember everything much better than usual reading. Highlight the main abstracts, they will be “reference points” for you, focusing on which you can easily remember the rest of the material.
Tip 4: don’t memorize
Try not to memorize, but to understand the exam material. If you just memorize the correct answer, it will be very easy to confuse you with an additional question. This advice especially works for students who prepare for oral exams that require direct communication of student and teacher.
Tip 5: take breaks
Take breaks in preparation for exams every 45 minutes. Arrange 10-minute breaks to drink juice, do exercises for the eyes or just stand on the balcony. So the material will be better absorbed, and you will be less stressed.
Tip 6: go for walks
Go for walks more often. Two hours of walking before going to bed relieve stress better than any antidepressants and sedatives. Scientists have proven that walking helps assimilate the knowledge better, stimulates brain activity. In addition, the evening promenade will help you to calm down and sleep. That is how you will get rid of insomnia, a constant companion of stress.
Tip 7: eat well
Eat regularly. Firstly, snack breaks provide an opportunity to relax, to calm down. And secondly, balanced and complex nutrition supports the body weakened by stressful situation.
For example, chocolate and bananas have a good effect on the nervous system – they help to develop serotonin, the hormone of joy. Citrus carry a charge of vivacity and good mood.
Remember that a slight excitement during exams is normal, it allows you to cheer up and tune in to win! Eventually after exam you will feel a huge sigh of relief because everything is over.
We wish you successful exams without stress!