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August 30, 2020

Exam Stress on Children (5 Tips To Beat Exam stress) [Arvind yadav]

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Exam stress on children

During exam time children start creating feelings of worry and they feel under pressure because of exams. In this video, I will tell you 5 Tips To Beat Exam time


1. Keep it in perspective

Lots of people will say to you this because it's valid - exams aren't everything. Whatever happens in your exams, you can still be winning in life afterward. So if you don't do as well as you'd hoped, try to keep things in perspective.

Employers don't just look at your exam records. They're just as interested in your personality, your transferable skills and how well you'll get on with other people.

Exam success doesn't define you as a person. Everyone copes differently in different circumstances and there's so much more to your personality than how well you can answer back to an exam.

Think about how far you've accomplished already. You've already done incredibly well to get to university, and stopping or failing exams at this point aren't 'throwing away' your past success.

Once you've done an exam, try to forget about it. There's nothing you can do about it, and bothering won't change your mark.

Exam stress on children

2. Get that organized feeling

Picture your exams as a time-bound mission. Are the exams 60 days away? That's your 60-day challenge. Best of all, there's a definite endpoint.

Work out the basics: which exams you have, how the marks are distributed, and how much you have to learn for each one. Don't predict to learn everything, but having in mind where you'll get the marks can help you prioritize.

Break your revision down into small chunks, and form a plan. Once you've got a plan, you won't have any more problems at the start of the day about what to work on.

Schedule in plenty of free time to relax, and protect this time. Nobody can work all day every day. If you give yourself plenty of rest you can do the same amount of work in half the time or less.

Equally, don't disturb if you go slightly off schedule - tomorrow is another day.


Exam stress on children

3. Get into some good habits

These habits will help you focus as well as reducing stress:

Take systematic breaks. Psychologists say we can only concentrate properly for 30-45 minutes. You could use a technique like Pomodoro, that helps you to take regular breaks. When you do take a break make sure you don’t stay at your desk, you could go for a walk or even just make a cup of coffee!

Eat well. Keep a good blood sugars level to avoid highs and lows of energy, by eating slow-release foods like bread, rice, pasta, fruit and veg.

Drink lots of water. People frequently underestimate how much hydration helps!

Think about when and where you work best. Not everyone is a sunrise person, and some people don’t find the library a productive place to work. There's no one best place or time to work - it's about what works for you.

Keep active. Even a short walk will do. Exercising is one of the quickest and most effective ways to de-stress. Fresh air will clear your head and perk you up.

Try to get about 8 hours' sleep a night. If you're stressed about not being able to sleep, there are lots of ways to aid a good night's sleep.

Find activities that help you relax. Perhaps it's a hot bath, watching a TV show, or creative activity. Schedule this down-time into your timetable.


Exam stress on children

4. Avoid bad habits 

Check out this brilliant article on how NOT to cope with exam stress. Here are a few highlights:

Don't set yourself impossible goals. Nobody can revise 10 topics in a day! Avoid setting the day up to be a dissatisfaction.

Don't cut out all the joy from your life. It's tempting to decide you'll just knuckle down to work and "focus", but this is counterproductive - it's unthinkable to focus without giving your brain rest by doing other activities.

Avoid stimulants. Caffeine, alcohol, and drugs hinder your energy and concentration in the long period. It'll also make it more difficult to get that much-needed sleep.


Exam stress on children

5. Get support from buddies and family

Don't be put off by friends saying that they are doing huge amounts of revision. As already mentioned, that's probably not actually a productive or efficient way of working for a long period. One of the key reasons people feel exam stress is due to comparing themselves to other people.

If you can, discuss with your parents what they are expecting you to accomplish. Parents with steep or unrealistic expectations will just add unnecessary pressure. It's helpful to let them know what you think you have the ability to achieve and to insist that the best way to get there is to have support from your parents, not pressure.

If you're feeling really worried or anxious, chat with a good colleague, family member, or tutor. It helps to get it out of your system, and they may well be able to help think about realistic strategies to deal with exam stress.


Exam stress on children