Dealing with Stress - especially during the exams!

Right now, many students that are in high schools or universities are having exams. A lot of these students are probably going through stress-period. Because of this reason I thought I should talk about stress a little bit.

Stress is NOT good. But it isn't bad in all cases. Some amount of stress is necessary, because it keeps us alert of the dangers and warns us of threatening situations. As in exams time, little bit stress helps because it encourages you to study.

But over-stress is NOT good. Firstly, one needs to know the symptoms of it:
  • Palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Unusual emotional feelings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of libido
  • Migraine
  • Asthma
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Feeling generally unwell or unable to relax

How to deal with stress?
To deal with stress there are a few useful tips that you can follow:

  • Manage your studying
    Don't go mad and lock yourself in with your books 24 hours a day. Two to three hours is the maximum amount of time you can study before you stop really absorbing what you read. So, break up periods of work with periods of relaxation. And reward yourself for your hard work with small treats.

  • Start relaxing NOW
    Incorporate some relaxing activities into your schedule NOW if you know a stressful period is coming up. Maybe go for a half hour walk, take time to make yourself a tasty lunch or go along to a yoga or pilates class. Stretching exercises and meditation can help lower your general anxiety, especially if done on a regular basis. Look at yoga-mad Gwyneth Paltrow, you don't get much more chilled than her.

  • Eat properly
    Feed your head with healthy foods. Avoid very rich or spicy foods, moderate your coke intake (or you won't be able to recall what you read) until after the exams and vitamin supplements might be worth trying for a few weeks.

  • Good sleep is vital
    Exam stress sometimes makes sleeping difficult. So, set a definite time to go to bed and stick to it. A period of gentle music, a light snack or a glass of milk and a warm bath will help you relax before bed. Read the Onelife Better Better guide to sleeping.

  • Keep busy
    Keeping busy when you're not studying stops you dwelling on exam worries. Sport and other activities, such as playing, art and cooking, can make you feel more relaxed, as well as boosting confidence. So, take regular breaks out of your studies to relax in this way.

  • Be nice to yourself
    Self-affirmation works wonders! You may feel silly but tell yourself that you are great, you can do it, and generally psyche yourself up to feeling that you will come top. Why do you think athletes do it before a match?

  • Failure is not the end
    Try to remember that although you want to do well, failing is not the end of your chances. Many of the world's most successful men and women survived many failures. If it really matters to you, you can always resist.

SO, I hope these tips will help you. If you follow these tips you can probably study better!



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