8 Tips to handle board exam stress
Board exams have lots to offer - nostalgia for those of us who passed them way back, anxiety for those who are about to face it and anticipations for those who are a couple of years away from facing it. Looking back into time it is so much easier to think that those were the "good old days" of life since present day troubles are way more complicated and stressful. However, there is no denying that every one of us had some serious stress to handle during the board exam days. Here are some tips for our students who will be appearing the boards this year and in years to come.1. Utilise your time:
Leaving a heap load of syllabus to cover at the end is the main reason for stress. This can only be handled by studying regularly and covering each subject on a daily basis. Keep those distracting social media apps away! You will thank yourself later for doing that.2. Revise and re-revise:
You might think you know it all and rightly so since you covered it all for once. But revising is important to make sure you don't learn and forget. Honestly speaking, the few months before exams are meant for revisions only since the learning has to be done way back.3. Sample papers:
Solve enough sample papers for each subject to boost your confidence. This will also give you a good idea about the pattern and prevent panic of facing the inevitable. Solving previous year's question paper is ideal to know the expected pattern.4. Relaxation:
Go out once in a while and take a walk, preferably early morning or evening. This would help you relax and rejuvenate. Play a sport if you want to or exercise. Any sort of physical activity will bring positivity and reduce stress.5. Meditate:
Your mind and body needs to be at peace to handle all the pressure that comes uninvited with board exams. Take some time off during early hours of the morning and meditate. It will not only calm your nerves and mind but also improve concentration power.6. Quality family time:
It is absolutely recommended that you spend some quality time with parents and siblings where you talk about things other than studies and exam. Parents should be supportive and encourage children to do well and ensure that there is openness between them so that kids that confide in them in case of immense anxiety and stress.7. Healthy meal:
While parents tend to go overboard with making sure the kids are well fed, they may sometimes ignore the importance of balanced diet. Too much of sugary confectionaries and junk food is definitely a bad idea. Eating healthy and mindfully is important to maintain good mind body health.8. Not the end of world:
While working hard for boards is important, every student must know that it is not the end of the world if you don't do that well in exams. The results might play an important role in your future but it sure doesn't get to decide your future.
While all these tips go a long way in handling stress, it is your own positive attitude that will get you through it. Years later, you are going to look back and remember the board exams and smile for everything wonderful that school days had to offer and the exam days will be a big part of it. So smile and face it with positivity. Best of luck!