How To Reduce Stress And Anxiety Before An Exam
1. Ensure that you sleep the correct amount
When exams come around, it is very easy to neglect sleep and to focus on revision. But do not underestimate the power of sleep. Staying up all night to do revision will prove to be your downfall as you will not be able to perform to the best of your ability in the exam. Sleep is also proven to reduce stress and will ensure that you are focused for the exam.
2. Be confident in your preparation
Confidence is key when it comes to exams. If you doubt yourself when preparing for an exam, then this is a recipe for disaster. If you have done everything you can to prepare for the exam, then take confidence from this. Know that you have done all you can and you should enter the exam hall feeling good about yourself.
3. Take regular breaks from revision
A fundamental mistake which a lot of students make is that they cram their revision into all aspects of life. Allocate time away from your revision and ensure that you take days off not thinking about your exams. Thinking about your exams 24/7 will be detrimental to your health and will not help in any way when it comes to your performance in your upcoming exams.
4. Understand that exams do not define you
Yes, exams are important for your future. However, do not be consumed by thinking that if you mess up an exam, your life is worthless and your future has taken a turn for the worse. You will realise later on in life that there are so many other things which are important. If you have this mentality that you can succeed in life despite failing an exam, you will find inner peace and will find success.
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