FreeCurrencyRates.com

इंडियन आवाज़     20 Mar 2019 05:16:43      انڈین آواز
Ad

Tips to cope with exam stress

    
Remember to not compete with others and focus on your strengths instead
Parents should avoid setting unrealistic expectations on children

Our Correspondent / New Delhi

Exam

It is time for examination again – Board examinations have begun for classes 10 and 12 across India. Both students and parents are under immense stress during this period. The expectation to excel in various subjects is not only a deterrent in preparation but also puts undue pressure on the kids.

While some amount of anxiety is helpful, it should not lead to health issues. Unrealistic expectations can cause restlessness, irritability, sadness, anxiety, and even forgetfulness. Parents should remember to not impose their expectations on children or compare them with others.

student studying for exam in classroom

Advising students in the examination session, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) said: “Although exams play an important part in determining future career choices, but they are not the only gateway to do so. Success in life does not depend on your performance in an exam but on how you cope with the challenges and come out of them.”  He said that it is natural to feel nervous, but you should be able to talk about it with someone you feel comfortable. “ Speak to your parents, friends or teachers and get their advice. If you feel overwhelmed by studying for a long duration, it is a good idea to take a small break. This will help you feel refreshed and approach subjects better,” he suggested.

Avoid any last-minute revisions. Also, once an examination is over, remember to not discuss the question paper at length. Worrying about what has already been done may hamper preparation for the next subject.

Some other  Tips to cope with exam stress

•    Avoid junk food as it can slow you down, apart from making it difficult for you to concentrate. Eat plenty of green vegetables, fresh fruits, and whole grains. Snack on dry fruits and nuts.
•    Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
•    Avoid caffeine as it can leave you feeling dehydrated. You could try drinking coconut water, lassi or green tea instead.
•    Meditate and try some relaxing Yoga to avoid stress.
•    Doing some deep breathing exercises can induce relaxation.
•    De-clutter your study space. An organized table can motivate you to study better.
•    Make connections between concepts and use mnemonics to remember things.

Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, who is also the Vice President of CMAAO, said, “The brain is not a machine and needs to unwind and refuel to function better. To do so, you must get adequate sleep and rest during the exams. Sleep deprivation can bring in several health repercussions, especially when coupled with stress. The brain needs time to assimilate the information you have gathered during the day, and it is important to give it that much time.”

At the time of exam the mind should be in  a parasympathetic state and not the sympathetic state. Taker a few deeps breaths just before taking the exam.

FOLLOW THE INDIAN AWAAZ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ad

POLITICS

Mamata Dares PM Modi, Amit Shah to Compete With Her on Chanting Mantras

Accusing the BJP of only playing politics over the Ram Mandir issue, the West Bengal chief minister said her g ...

J&K: Former IAS Shah Faesal launches political party

The new party has been named Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement and its dominant slogan would be Ab Hawa Ba ...

BJP’s Pramod Sawant to be sworn in as Goa CM today

2 Allies Get Deputy Posts     Panaji Former Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly and BJ ...

SPORTS

India gears up to face Bangladesh in SAFF women football

Biratnagar (Nepal) A confident India is fully geared up to face Bangladesh in the semi final of the SAFF Wo ...

PCB pays over Rs 11 cr as compensation to BCCI after losing case in ICC

  The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has paid 1.6 million US dollars, equivalent to over eleven crores in ...

Gopi Thonakal qualifies for World Athletics Championships

In marathon, India's Asian champion Gopi Thonakal has qualified for the World Athletics Championships to be he ...

Ad

MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

Ad

@Powered By: Logicsart