Each year, this is the time when all the major exams take place. Students all over the country are under tremendous stress because of these exams. There is pressure to perform because the competition is stiff and unless you get really good marks, your future plans will receive some cruel dents. However, it is more important than ever to keep a calm head during the exam season. It doesn’t pay to get yourself worked up by worrying about consequences.
Here are some psychological tips to fight exam stress from the desks of our trained psychologists at Moner Alo, the best psychiatric unit in Kolkata.
First up, planning is everything. If all your tasks are organized and ready to go, you will be in a better position to complete them. Write down your to-do list and stay organized. That way, you don’t forget things and they are done in time. Otherwise, you will wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worrying when you will complete that final chapter of physics! If your planning is sorted, you are confident that all bases are covered.
Secondly, leave some time for yourself. For mental relaxation, you need some exercise, listening to music, watching TV or simply cleaning your own room. It depends on you what you prefer. Whatever your choice of leisure may be, make sure that you stitch it into your daily routine. Avoid studying for hours on end. It achieves little because after an hour, your brain starts to wander, even with a book open in front. So make allowance for a bit of de-stressing.
Thirdly, try and be a little innovative in your approach to studying. For example, you can change the room a little to pep up your study time. Organize a study group of like-minded friends. These little changes ensure that you are not bored of studies. Remember that your goal is not enough to bring your focus and perspective at all times.
You need something more tangible every single day to motivate yourself and keep going. How you innovate your study time will bring a sense of newness to this whole routine.
We at Moner Alo wish you all the best this exam season!