The synonymous term- Tightness!!!
Stress is indisputably a powerful driving force (Ummm!!!…but to some degree).
Whatsoever, stress needs to be checked when it starts buzzing insistently and makes you powerless to hit the ‘snooze button.
What is exam stress like?
Hinting at some of the interrogative experiences that fellow students or pupils engage in they are appended below.
- But I’m not prepared what’s gonna happen?
- Where is the time to prepare?
- What if he/she does better than me?
- Should I check on my classmate once regarding their preparation?
- What if I fail the exam?
- What if I get dejected by my family members?
and all those upshots of extra happenings of life?
Even they don’t miss a chance to be add-ons in our stress accession, right?
What happens when stress is credited to your existence?
Signals of credited stress-
- Inadequate sleep
- Difficulty in concentration
- Shaky confidence
- Irritation, anger, and anxiousness
- Muscle tension and pain
- Down with energy
- Severe and frequent headaches
- Shortness of breath
What happens when stress is debited from your existence?
Signals of debited stress
- Sense of calmness
- The essence of level-headedness
- At peace and certainty
- Boosting confidence
- An elevated level of concentration
- Trust establishment
- Feeling of contentment
- Exposure to cool-headedness
- Exceptional patience instillment
Now the question comes to light-
How to get the balance on debiting stress?
How to reduce stress before an exam?
Let’s settle with some answers to go through the stressful exam period.
1 Unclutter your room-
It’s simply ‘a cluttered room is a mark of a cluttered mind’.
The more clutter you see around your room the less you’re able to buckle down on preparing for the exam due to so many distractions.
An orderly room is directly proportional to an orderly mind.
2 Grab on something interesting books to lighten mind-
Reading unwinds your body by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles by up to 68%-69%.
It’s advisable to take a ten minutes leisure reading cut off in between exam preparations.
3 Bring down phone usage limit-
According to research overexposure to smartphones causes stress and can also have a negative impact on your mental health.
Therefore, if not completely but partial restriction has to be imposed.
4 Soak yourself in sunlight every day
Did you know?
The Serotonin hormone is the mood-stabilizer hormone that evokes the feeling of well-being and happiness.
So, 5 to 15 minutes of sunlight every day will help to keep your serotonin levels elevated.
5 Eat right, linger right-
Stress and diet are closely linked.
A good diet makes up most of the ‘happy you’.
- Compromise on sugary snacks and plan ahead
- Increase the intake of protein, fruits and vegetables
- Drink aromatic tea
- Consume dark chocolates
- Befriend with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids
- Take certain antioxidants rich foods( Vit A, Vit C, Vit E)
6 Please exercise or meditate…even for few minutes-
Simple walking or meditating for a few minutes has been proved to be potent stress busters.
7 Earphones or headphones could be your helping hand-
Listening to soothing music has a positive stimulatory effect on the brain and body that can
- lower blood pressure,
- and reduce cortisol- a hormone linked to stress.
8 Be mindful of happy memories-
Recalling all those positive happenings of life makes you smile…thus saying ‘bye-bye’ to stress.
9 Be a manager of time-
Effective management techniques alleviate levels of exam-related anxiety and tightness.
10 Get commensurate sleep-
It’s exactly that stress takes away sleep but it’s also unavoidable that sleep diminishes the effects of stress.
Reminder…Don’t let your usual sleeping pattern get hampered before the exam.
The bottom line!
Look dear, Exams come and go soon. Marks come and unremembered soon. But stress comes and is hard to get away with.
It’s totally up to you and your reactive response Whether you let your response be a stress buster OR a stress booster!
The decision is simply yours!