Examinations are just round the corner and stress levels running high. Examination are a time of anxiety and nervousness-not only for students but parents too. So it is necessary-besides studying hard-to focus on eating habits, sleep patterns, mental and physical fitness. Here are a few tips to beat the examination blues.
Eat Right And Proper
A balanced diet is important. Fresh fruits and vegetables provide children with energy and increase their ability to concentrate. With a healthy diet of vegetables, fiber and fruits, your minds stays alert.Avoid junk food. Spicy and salty food just prior to the exams can lead to a lot of sluggishness during the exams. Tea, coffee and chocolates should be avoided as they tire you out soon.
Avoid Stressful People
Seriously,stress is contagious. Resist the urge to have a study session with your super-tense friend, especially if she’s complaining about all the work she has to do. Her stress will only add to yours. Make a revision timetable and start revising early.
Your Eyes Need Care
Exam time means a lot of reading,writing,stress and strain. Make sure not to over exert or strain the eyes. Make sure there is ample light in the room where the child is studying. Reading with a night lamp is a strict no-no.Have a good posture. Use a table and a chair to study and write. Don’t lean on the table or read in the sleeping position for a long time as it will strain your eyes.
Sleep Is Important
Get a good night’s sleep the night before, and a decent breakfast in the morning. Don’t stay awake all night to study. Don’t hit the bed immediately after studies; a few minutes are needed to get out of the ‘book-mode’. A short walk,a glass of water or just glancing through magazines before going off to sleep will help you to de-stress.
Don’t beat yourself up about things, instead be nice to yourself. Make a quick list of five things you have done that you are proud of. This will put you in the good mood. Visualize it all going right.
If you are starting to lose it take a bit of time to relax yourself. Tell yourself how well you are doing. Stand up straight and smile, you will feel a bit better straight away.