It is the final countdown and students can be spotted engrossed in their books. Libraries become the favourite hangout place for these kids as they slurp on caffeinated beverages and chug their favourite junk. The pressure is bound to mount considering the giant exam that students have been preparing for the past months. Though an ideal level of stress is said to motivate the students to perform their best, however not everyone is able to tackle the same.
Entering the final week before the red letter day, it is imperative for you to keep a check on your stress levels. Read the following fantastic ways to de stress during the final countdown to keep the stress away.
- Cut down the Caffeine Intake
It cannot be contradicted that caffeine is a staple beverage of students during the weeks leading up to the impending exam. However, they fail to note that caffeine dehydrates the body causing fatigue and headache. It is thus advised to avoid caffeinated drinks or balance it with adequate amount of water. Stay hydrated and your body and mind will thank you.
- Exhale out anxieties
Getting all jittery a week before the exam is common in students. However, what is important is to de stress yourself and keep calm. When you feel your stress levels climbing up, take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly. This would not only reduce your stress level considerably but also keep anxieties at bay.
- Take a nap
If you find it difficult to keep your eyelids open while studying, take a nap because you are not doing your best. Naps during studying allow to power through the long and strenuous hours of studying. According to a study a 40 minutes nap increases the alertness of mind by 100%, thereby substantially improving your performance and taking it to the next level.
- Listen to good music
It has been rightly remarked that “Music is the soul of life”. Listening to good music calms down the senses, instils positivity, helps in relaxation and soothes body and mind. It is one of the effective ways that can help you de stress and makes you happy.
- Unplug the tech-devices
Technology is a boon but it is also a major hindrance and greatest distraction. Tech-devices not only distract you from your goals but are also a source of stress. If you wish to de stress turn off all tech devices while studying. You can catch up on it when before meal time or before going to sleep. However, don’t stretch it’s usage to more than a few minutes.
- Take a walk
The significance of taking a walk cannot be underestimated. It not only refreshes your body and mind but also helps you unwind in different ways. A walk in the lap of nature calms the mind, restores balance and adds more clarity.
- Do it for yourself
Do it for yourself because it’s about your future and your goals. You have to prove it yourself and not others, so stop stressing about it. Remember it’s your dreams you are working for and give it your best shot. However, also remember that success doesn’t come to a stressed mind; success comes to a confident mind. Keep a positive attitude and keep motivating yourself to do it because you want this and because this is your future.
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