Exams stress can be very demanding, especially if you have not yet completed the curriculum. Your whole body begins to feel stress and you feel mentally and physically exhausted. Here are some great tricks that will allow you to refresh yourself during your next study session.
Before reading this, I would like to say very clearly that I am not an expert in stress management. I am not a medical student, doctor or even a psychiatrist.
I wrote this blog because the following techniques helped me reduce my stress level. We hope these techniques help you too.
1. Morning walks
During the exam, you may have the impression that walking is almost a luxury that you cannot afford. However, what is scary is how much walking can clear the mind and refresh the brain, especially if you decide to go to a place surrounded by nature. After returning to the desk, you will feel much calmer.
2. Get up early
I know you “studied” until 3 in the morning and it is not possible to get up again at 5 in the morning to study.
First of all, I assure you that you have already forgotten everything you “studied” so far. Your brain requires enough rest at night for at least 6 hours. So go to sleep at 11 and wake up at 5:30.
So early And no, you don’t have to go back to your desk. Get up, relax, go out, have a cup of tea and enjoy the sunrise. You will feel so calm and peaceful. Getting up early is almost psychologically beneficial and I gained a lot from this simple habit. Take an hour to think about the things you need to finish, how far you have come, and then at 6:30 you should go down to the table for the morning session. Trust me, you will be surprised at the difference it makes. Try once, only once and come back and tell me how you felt.
zour research sessions should be divided into moderate breaks. But inside, when you take a long break, make sure you exercise. Now, most of you may / may not have your own exercise routine. But I don’t know how much you sweat or feel active after training and if you want to study for the next two hours.
Personally, the exercises seemed very boring. The same squats, push-ups, squats and … boring.
I discovered something wonderful that is much more fun and breaks the spine than your normal exercise mode: Zumba. Zumba dancing is especially great fun: the whole body practices exercise, you will feel intense joy and activity and calm your nerves because you will be too busy sweating and releasing endorphins.
I posted a video for the Zumba exercise that I follow. It’s only three minutes of training, but you’ll be panting for the rest.
If you feel very, very stressed and nervous about your exams, go to sleep. I am very serious Sleeping blocks everything, even for a short time, and helps reduce stress.
Do it when you wake up before brushing your teeth. There is a nasal breathing technique in which you inhale through one of the nostrils, blocking the second with the thumb and exhaling through the other nostril, blocking the first with the little finger. You will be awake in a few seconds. There are also several positions that increase concentration. No, yoga helps you do this: sitting absolutely still (as in the photo above) with your legs crossed, your back straight and normal breathing will improve your concentration.
6. Do not talk to anyone
Strange? But the truth is that if you talk to your friends on the phone just before the exam (we all do it), you can get nervous. It happens to me all the time. He will remember all the things he still needs to do, and this will make him even more stressed than you. So do not talk to your friends before the test, and if you do, try to stay away from topics like Are you done? You finished it? And so on.
7. Motivational movies
I’m not sure if you noticed, but the Internet has more than just social networks. And on YouTube there are many motivating videos. And they help? Of course it is! TED Talks is my favorite YouTube channel for motivational videos and self help. If you haven’t heard of TED conversations, then you live under a stone. But if you ask for my favorite motivational video, this is definitely the one I posted below. Take a look to feel intense motivation. Every time I get goosebumps.