Students often sit all night and study. Due to this, their sleep is not complete and tension increases. It is very important to get 6-8 hours of sleep during the exam to relax the mind.
Exams are going on, in such a situation, most students are going through a period of anxiety and stress. It is common to feel stressed and nervous about the exam. Every person has a different ability to withstand stress and every person reacts differently to it. However, sometimes it becomes very difficult for teenagers to withstand this stress of examination. There can be many reasons for stress in exams such as having to remember a lot of syllabi, there is always uncertainty about the questions coming in the exam. Family and friends have a lot of expectations from the students. Further, to get admission in a good course, it is necessary to bring good marks in the examination.
Some symptoms of stress in students:
Physical symptoms: increased heart rate, difficulty in breathing, muscle strain, excessive sweating, increased heartbeat, abdominal cramps, headache, dry mouth, nausea/stomach upset, fainting/dizziness, too much Summer/chills, sleeplessness, nightmares, fatigue, loss of appetite/change of appetite.
Behavior change: restlessness, trying to avoid things, trying to avoid others, feeling impatient, reducing your care, drug abuse, risky behavior that can harm oneself.
Emotional symptoms: desire to cry/laugh, anger, feeling helpless, fear, hopelessness, depression, irritability, feeling desperate.
Cognitive symptoms: Negative thinking, confused/confused henna, lack of concentration and memory, feeling difficult to solve questions.
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How to reduce exam stress:
Often students worry about ‘if I fail’ or ‘if I don’t get anything in the exam’. For this, pay close attention to your studies. If such thoughts keep coming in your mind, then you will not be able to concentrate in studies. If you are struggling with the stress of examination, then try to convince yourself that this is a short phase of life, it is not going to be like this forever.
How to avoid exam stress:
Start reading from now – just thinking is not going to happen. Stress will increase due to thinking, which will affect the results of your exam. So stop thinking and start reading. Focus on the topics in which you need to work harder – make a plan. See which subject or chapter you need to read more. Pay more attention to these.
Make a time table – Start reading according to the time and take breaks in between. Read according to the time table. Take a ten-minute break after every one or two hours.
Read in groups – There are many benefits of reading in groups. If you have questions or problems, you can solve them with each other. Pay attention to your weak chapters. Make notes and share them with each other. When you are ready to read, start reading by making a time table. Keep in mind that every subject needs to be given different attention.
Take a break – You can study for a certain time, after that you need to take a break. Take short breaks, chat with your friends at this time, drink coffee. At this time you can also do exercises like climbing the ladder.
Walk and Move: It is important to exercise for some time in between after reading continuously. Increasing activity reduces stress and makes you feel better. During this time, you can do exercises like walking, running, swimming, dancing.
Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet helps in coping with stress. Eating snacks containing processed foods, refined carbohydrates, sugar increases stress. Instead, fresh fruits and vegetables, good quality protein, omega 3 fatty acids help in fighting stress.
Relax: Students often sit all night and study. Due to this, their sleep is not complete and tension increases. It is very important to get 6-8 hours of sleep during the exam to relax the mind.