10 Ways To Overcome Nervousness Before an Exam

by Powell

1. Start revising early: It is suggested to start revision two days before the exam and a night before the exam should be kept for relaxation and students should try to meditate to keep calm and just go through formulas and equations a night before the exam.

2. Make your own timetable It is important to understand that every individual is different and one should make their own timetable or routine of studying hours.

3. Make a plan: Planning out things is always good. During the examination time, the best way to understand the subject is through flow charts, graphs, and pictures. It helps you understand the subject easily and retain information.

4. Mix subjects: Never ever focus only on one subject. In such cases, other subjects are left out and at the end moment you might miss out on some chapters. It is advisable to make routine and dedicate some time to each subject daily or on alternate days to create a balance.

5. Take breaks Regularly: Studying continuously for long hours is not only tiring but also bad for your health. It is important to take a break after every hour or so, to relax your body. Try to stretch your body, drink water/juice during the break to rejuvenate the body. According to health experts, stretching helps in improving the body circulation of the body.

6. Sleep well: In school days, a minimum of 8-9 hours of sleep is necessary to relax the body and mind. In case you fail to do so, it requires rescheduling your timetable to create a balance.

7. Eat a balance diet Make sure your meals are balanced. This means they contain vegetables, protein, and whole grains, to give your body a stable source of energy. Once again, stay hydrated with water and avoid energy drinks! Good nutrition plays a vital role in how we think, sleep and perform our daily activities.

This includes protein-rich foods which can lead to greater mental alertness. Healthy food choices on exam day include eggs, nuts, yogurt, and cottage cheese. Good breakfast combinations might be whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk, eggs, and toast with jam, porridge, oatmeal, etc.

8. Write legibly: It often happens that under exam pressure, kids don’t pay attention to their writing and try to finish the paper on time. That’s why it is suggested to practice past papers in the school classroom and at home to improve time management skills.

9. Using highlighters: The use of highlighter makes it easy for the examiner to understand your knowledge about the subject and also the use of highlighter during the preparation of the exam helps you remember important aspects of the subject.

10. Visualize positivity: Whenever you are preparing for exams visualize that you will pass the exam. Never allow the thought of failure to ruin your exam preparation. The mere thought about failure or fear about it invites stress to overwhelm you. During that period of stress, you will not be able to complete your studies. Therefore, feel that you will pass by all the work you have put through.

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