Top Tips To Beat Your Exams Stress
Are your exams round the corner? Are you suffering from sleepless nights? Do you feel confused while opening books? Sorry, but you are caught by exam phobia.
‘Exam Phobia’ is not a new term for anyone of us. Whenever examinations are about to knock our door, instead of greeting them with a smile, we welcome them with a lot of stress. Having a little stress is not bad as it kicks your conscious to give your best, but when it gets out of control, it can ruin things.
At Punjab Technical University (http://www.ptu.ac.in) , we have a family of more than 4 lakh students and thus, we perfectly understand the phenomenon of exam stress or exam phobia. In order to help students in fighting the exam stress, the expert counselors of PTU have provided some advice.
1. Believe in yourself
Self-confidence is the best stress killer. The more you believe in yourself, the more you have this attitude that ‘it’s just an exam, I can do it’, the farther exam stress remains. However, please note that there is a thin line between confidence and over-confidence, and we believe you are mature enough to distinguish between the two.
2. Don’t compare
‘Everyone can’t be good at everything, but everyone can be good at something.’ Thus, it is not necessary that if your friend is a master of physics, you also need to be. Everyone is different and is meant to be good in different things. Don’t compare your skills with your mates, until and unless it gives you a boost to perform better. Healthy comparing that gives you motivation to work hard is good, but if comparison gives you depression and leaves you disheartened, there is no point doing it.
3. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
A bit of a change in your lifestyle can bring a lot of change in your performance at the exam center. Creating useless mountains of stress and staying awake till late nights is certainly no solution. Instead, go to bed on time, enjoy comfortable sleeping hours and get up early in the morning. The fresh morning breeze is best medium to refresh you and your mind.
4. Time management always works
We know that every weekend you make a time-table for yourself, and by the next weekend you forget it. Kindly this time, don’t be so ignorant. While your exams are about to knock your socks off, you need to have a proper schedule for studying. Divide your time equally between the subjects and on the same hand, do keep scope for breaks. Don’t over study, study smart and kick stress out.
5. Eat healthy and exercise regularly
Healthy eating gives strength to your brain for easy grasping and stamina to your body for enduring long stretched study hours. Further, don’t forget to exercise or play, as it refreshes your mind and body.
On this note, PTU wishes all the students good luck for their exams. May you come up with flying colors!