The biggest and hidden Anxiety, which all of us have faced, but majorly unaware is Exam Anxiety.
It’s very very common, knowing the fact that exams and results are our biggest life hurdle we need to cross for a better future. No second thoughts on that, results are important, but with anxiety knocking at our door, can we really be able to score
Few tips for students and Parents:
The Last Survivor:
These are students who panic at the last moment. This is not studied, so much left etc… At this time, whatever has been studied must be revised instead of running behind incomplete portion.
I don’t mean pills here. Memory boosters can be in terms of easy methods or clues that direct you to the answers. You can make use of chits, highlighters, placards, charts etc. These helps as a means of last minute revisions. Instead of scanning through long passage and texts, short cuts are better and such representations helps in better recall
Find someone who could comfort you, not someone who would be poky or nosy all the time. It may be your sibling or a friend or parent or teacher. Someone who knows to keep a check on you, but not pulling the line on you.
The world around is turning into a web world, but unfortunately our exams are not that tech friendly. Do not let distractions budge in. As far as possible avoid the e-world like laptops, computers, televisions etc.
Nourishment not only for health but also the mind is required. Avoid addiction stuffs. But proper and timely food should be a must. No dieting at all. Nourishment for the mind is also required. Being relaxed is the mantra. Indulge in meditation, exercising and other activities that act as a stress reliever.
Best friend theory:
No last minute friendly approach. Does not mean avoid friends, but avoid last minute futile discussion, of studies and left over portion. Discussing would create panic and you may forget what has been studied.
Parents and caretakers must avoid the nagging system. Providing extra study time, solving more exercise papers or extra coaching etc. Avoid stressing the child as per your expectations. Do not also burden the child with the required percentages. The child is very well aware of the requirements and is working towards it. You just need to tred along with the child as a moral support.
The above mentioned tips could help reduce Anxiety to 80%, but do remember little Anxiety is required for a better performance and to remain motivated. But Anxiety at high level could be detrimental, so take it little easy but give in your complete efforts.