With exams being round the
corner, it seems everyone, right from kids and mothers to teachers and schools
are undergoing a constant pressure and stress. Competition and peer pressure
can take out the best, or the worst in your child, depending on how well your
kid handles it.
An increasing number of suicides
in our country, during the pre and post exam period have created a good public
awareness which is a good first step towards making a better generation. To
help your kids manage the exam stress better, here are a few tips, which should
be followed religiously.
Prepare a time-table:
A well-planned day makes for better performance,
be it school-going kids, or adults at their workplaces. Dividing the hours of
your day and allotting them to specific activities, based on your priorities
can make your more confident at handling things, and it gives you a good sense
of control too.
Allotting specific time slots to
specific subjects can make your work easier. Even better, help your kids do it.
That way, you'll be building a stronger connection with them, which is of
Meditation is one of the best natural techniques to
improve confidence and boost mental health. Regular meditation improves
concentration and before you know it, you'll be less distracted and more
focused. Set out 10-15 minutes daily just for meditation.
Moderate exercise doesn't just prevent obesity and other
related conditions; it's good for your mind too. Aerobic exercises or just
simple jogging can benefit your body in more ways than one. Firstly, exercises
improve blood circulation, brings more oxygen into your body, which keeps the
brain more active, and removes lethargy and sluggishness.
Set out for a short jog early in
Practice mock tests:
Getting yourself acquainted to what's coming
up is one of the best steps to take to ace that test. Practice mock test and previous
question papers; it gives you a good knowledge about the kind of questions that
may come up, which chapters carry a greater mark weightage etc.
Take a break:
Constantly pressuring and overburdening yourself can
have a negative and opposite effect on your exam score- if you're trying to do
too many things at a time without a break, you'll probably not get more than
Do remember to take small 10-15
minute breaks in between every study session-play with your pet or just simply
walk around the house.
getting adequate sleep is important, especially
during exams, where the entire focus is on your mental faculties. A
sleep-deprived body can affect your paper, but you knew that already, didn't
Last, but not the least, positive thinking,
which may seem monotonous and boring to many of us, should be implemented
during exams. Stay focused on your stronger points, subjects you can score
well, and stand up with confidence. Merely the 'I-can-do-it' attitude can help
you kill the fear.