Exams are near and all the students during their crucial time are full of pressure however are you maintaining your mental health properly? Maintaining a proper balance between exam pressure and mental health is very crucial. Balancing is an important thing in one’s life.
Once the exams arrive on the head, the same trend starts to take its place in the life of students and parents, such as studying for long hours, pressuring parents, isolating yourself from everywhere, and so on. But, it’s really important to understand whether it’s a JEE, NEET or any other exams, it’s vital to keep your mind calm and relax when you’re studying and taking good care of your health. Anxiety or stress are normal things in students but getting such extreme-level attacks may lead to your health being ruined and as a result, you can fail which you don’t want at all. Does that make sense?
This article will illustrate how you can maintain the right balance or cope with the burden of the exam during this arduous period.
Understanding the Stress Signs
Stress has different categories that can sometimes irritate one from the inside and you don’t feel like talking to anyone, beginning to lose appetite, or getting angry about little things. It’s essential to identify your stress signs so you can manage them. Some are described below, this could help you to know what signs you are facing.
- Isolation: This means that when you don’t feel like talking to anyone, you don’t hang out either with your best friends, cousins or parents. It means students are not likely to cope well with the pressure of the exam.
- Anxiety Attacks or Depressed: This kind of stress disturbs both your sleep and your living comfort. Exam stress is certainly causing maximum anxiety and tension in the students due to this impacting them in their preparation.
- Fluctuation of Diet: Over-eating or loss of appetite is both the signs of stress usually found in each student during the time of exam preparation.
- Insomnia: The fear of exams in students doesn’t lead them to sleep properly, which always haunts them when they try to sleep.
- Physical pain: Stress or anxiety attacks in students such as headaches, muscle pain, or chronic illness may cause physical pain.
So, once you’ve learned from which sign of stress you’re dealing with, now is your time to manage it and lead a healthy life along with preparing for the exams. Below are a few tips that give you an idea of how to handle your stress signs.
- Take out time for your friends: it’s important to study, but there’s a well-known quote, “extreme things cause destruction,” so studying for long hours can damage your mental and physical health. And it’s important that you go out or talk to your friends, cousins or anyone, so you’ll be able to relax and give positive energy to your study. The group studies can be performed over the phone or online. Having a trusted friends’ support system can help in many things whether it’s a study, stress, or health.
- Seek a counselor help: Some stress symptoms are hard to manage as a result will give you suicidal thoughts and if you are struggling with the same thing it is best to talk with professionals or your parents, there is no shame in this The best thing about counselors is they keep the faith and confidentiality of their client so that students can discuss something with them without fear.
- Focus on your Diet: Taking a healthy diet and staying hydrated will give the students physical energy as a result they can study for long hours without any tiredness and stress. A healthy diet maintains a person’s mental wellbeing. Many students miss their meals during the preparation of the exam and this eventually contributes to erratic moods, unable to focus properly on studies, and lead to pessimistic thoughts so it is advisable not to skip meals to prevent all these signs.
- Have a Proper Sleep: Similar to the consumption of proper meals, daily sleep is very necessary to relax the mind and body. Students who sleep well are calmer and prepared to face the exams than students who study without any sleep in the night. If due to the fear of exams or stress, any of the students could not sleep properly then listen to some spiritual or soothing songs that will relax your mind and body.
In short, cutting a long story, physical wellbeing is more important than anything else. If your health is perfect, then all is great, but the most important thing is to control your stress so that you can do well in exams.