A little bit of tension and fear is common for everyone and one should have a little bit of goosebump before exams. It forces us to study a lot harder than the rest of the normal study days and pushes us to learn more and invest more of our time doing the revision. But it’s not exactly the same for each and every student, for some of the rare students it is a breath of fresh air to showcase their knowledge but for the rest, it’s quite scary and it may sometimes overpower the thoughts of the student and impact overall result and performance of the students.
Exam tension can start when you feel you can’t cope with revision and won’t be able to fulfill your expectation or expectation of your family and friends or feel pressure from your school. You might worry you’re going to fail or you won’t get the grades you need for the course or job you want. It’s an unavoidable part of student life which is highly contagious and most of you are contaminated from it. Remember, stress exists for a reason and you can choose to let it be your downfall or use it to drive you to improve your work.
To combat exam stress, firstly you need to understand the reasons behind this heightened anxiety. Then only you can establish different methods and choose what works for you to reduce the pressures you feel. Researchers have uncovered some common explanations for all of this:
- Not prepared for the exam
- Less motivated
- High expectations
- Competition from peers
Now when you know what’s the root cause of the problem, you can now find the solution to the problem. It may seem a little bit scary at times to talk about your feelings before the exam but I think its wise to talk about it rather than just entangling your stress and fear to yourself. It’s better to release it out and share with some elderly person who could guide you in dealing up with it in a much better way.
Here are a few tips which you could follow :
1. Prepare In Advance
The problem is you all do not study regularly and chill out during the normal days. Actually, all of you should try to enjoy your study and learn something new on a daily basis and also revise it regularly. Being persistent is the key to achieve greater results.
Idealize someone who has achieved a lot and has made good changes in society as well as their surroundings. Idealizing someone who has achieved more than you will keep you motivated. Seeing their struggle and hardship you will realize the importance of working hard and its power, you will also work hard to achieve your goals.
3. Setting Goals
Do not fall prey to the unnecessary high expectations of yourself or someone else’s be realistic and set a realistic goal and do some planning of how you are going to achieve your goals and work step by step towards it and conquer. There is no better feeling than conquering your target if at all you are unable to achieve your goal don’t be disheartened learn from it what mistakes you made.
4. Challenge Is Good
Push your limits a bit and challenge yourself it’s better to compete with yourself rather than someone else. You should not let someone else’s opinion hamper your integrity and self-confidence, listen to all and take what you think could benefit you in the future. Competition is good but growing is what matters the most.
Outlined below are some unexpected ways that you can put those negative feelings to one side and concentrate on your learning goals. If you’re not stuck for inspiration at this moment (maybe you’re procrastinating by reading this?), you may be looking for this advice before your exams so take note!
Some Extra Tips For Coping With Stress Write Now:
- Jot down all your worries and then tear it down and flush it off, you will feel much better.
- Go for a walk or do some exercise
- Do what you love for a small period like Dance for just 10minutes.
- Do something creative for a while like drawing or else cook a small meal and give yourself a treat.
- Listen to your favorite music.
- Play any sport or game.
- Remember that everyone’s different – try not to compare yourself to your friends.
When we feel anxious we often give ourselves negative messages like: ‘I can’t do this’, ‘I’m useless’ and ‘I’m going to fail’.
It can be difficult but try to replace these with positive thoughts such as: ‘Whatever happens, happens for the best’ and, ‘relax, concentrate – it’s going to be okay’.
Visualizing how you’d like things to go can help you feel more positive.
You might have been predicted certain grades or put into a higher set, and feel if you don’t get the grade you’ll let your teachers or parents down.
Remember, exams are important – but they’re not the only way to a successful future or even earn money and make a proper living. Lots of people achieve success in life without doing well in school exams and some of them might be in your surroundings.