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How to Reduce exam stress?

Tips to beat the stress at your fingertips

With exams around the corner, do your dates on the wall stress you out? Do your unfinished notes give you nightmares? Exams being the most crucial time of academic year for students causes significant stress on their mind. It’s really important to make the 3Ps as your mantra!


Some of the most important tips to keep in mind could be:

1. Have a proper schedule

keep all the material to study from uptight. It is rightly said, ‘Begin with the end in mind’, which should be your motto.

2. Give yourself small goals

Reward yourself for every little target you accomplish. This could be in the form of a delicacy, or playing your favourite sport outside or take a nap if that drives you to work efficiently.

3. Constructive breaks

Constructive breaks become really important to avoid exhaustion and burnout, so stay away from distractions like watching an unfinished tv show during breaks, which could take away your attention.

As studies reveal, that a human mind’s attention span is 45 minutes to an hour, go with this and give yourself a time-out after every session.

4. Reinforce what you just learned

Everytime sitting back again to study after taking a break, keep a span of 10 minutes for yourself to revise where you left it.

Stick notes of important dates and facts at places you usually see or visit in the day.

5. Keep a connect with yourself

Simply breath in all the zeal to sit and prepare again and breathe out all the stress and negativity! Put in your favourite playlist, or just talk to someone you consider as worth taking a break but just give yourself a time check and sit back to continue!

6. What you eat is what you spill

What you eat is what you spill, works when there is too much stress in that delicate brain of yours. So it becomes really important to eat healthy food, stay hydrated and have a small exercise routine for everyday to stay active and focused!

So to prepare well, and actually reap good results out of your preparations.


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