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5 Precious Tips to Help You Overcome Exam Anxiety

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5 Precious Tips to Help You Overcome Exam Anxiety

Do you also begin boning up one month before your exams start just because of the fear that you might fail? Do you also find it challenging to breathe because of the exam anxiety? It so happens that you are not alone.

We all go blank during the exams because of the pressure and end up cramming up everything instead of learning it by heart. All students, even the brighter ones in your class, find themselves in doldrums during exams.

Fret not, coz you are not alone in all this suffering. We’re here to direct you. We have zeroed down some tips for you to follow to calm down your nerves during exams.

1. Gather Up Your Confidence, Don’t Lose It


“An important key to success is self-confidence and the key to self-confidence is preparation” -Arthur Ashe. It’s high time for you all to find the hidden gem inside you for acing the exams like a pro.

During exams, you often develop negative thoughts, get irritated and mentally strained.

  • Tell yourself positive statements every day in the morning like you are the best and you are prepping really hard to ace the exams.

  • Take slow and deep breathes.

Once you start thinking positively like this, you will start believing it gradually.

2. Start Preparing in Advance

advance preparation

Organized and Systematic Notes: Most students start organizing their study material and create a proper schedule in advance. You won’t have to hustle-bustle days before the exams to find notes if you also maintain them well.

Important Material: Make sure you have attached every important class note, assignment and any other reference material to your exam-notes.

Attractive Notes: Notes should be visually appealing and neat to prevent any distraction. Make colourful flash cards which can boost your memory retention.

Online Practices: You can practice online in advance for your upcoming exams. There are many sites that offer practice tests online.

Strategies like this make sure you get enough time to cover each topic and revise thoroughly.

3. Diet Matters

good diet for studying

Avoid Junk Food: Generally, we all wind up pulling an all-nighter, partaking coffee, and galloping snacks which can be harmful to our health.

Healthy Diet: Discipline yourself to take proper nutritious meals. A healthy body means a healthy brain. Try eating fruits, vegetables, dry fruits, and more.

Avoid Dehydration: Drink enough water as water eases your brain and lessens the strain. Dark chocolate is always recommended to cheer up your mood.

4. Stretch Your Muscles Up


Give Your Mind Some Space: Constantly sitting and cramming up during the exams can make your body inactive and fatigued. Some of the tips for better body functioning are:

  • Take small breaks

  • Listen to gentle music

  • Call up your BFF

  • Read motivational quotes

Physical Activities Improve Your Mood: Go for physical exercises which can mitigate your anxiety and fill you with optimism. Some good exercises are:

  • Walking with family or friends
  • Gym or Aerobics
  • Riding bike
  • Swimming
  • Jogging

Adequate Sleep: Get enough beauty sleep to rest your mind, otherwise you will wind up forgetting prominent points while writing the exam.

Nature Helps: Wake up early and scan your notes in the morning. It is scientifically found that morning cool breeze boosts your concentration power and helps to retain information.

5. Avoid Distractions

  • Stay away from peers who are already psyched out. Keeping in touch with them drives you more into a panic state.

  • Locate a comfortable spot for peaceful study.

  • Stick to your own method of learning.

  • Stay away from mobile, T.V., laptops, etc. They can waste your time largely.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask your teachers if you have any doubts, they’ll be happy to help you anytime.

So get ready to get rid of all your exam anxieties. We wish you all the best.