Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hello Final Examination !

So final examination is getting nearer. When exams arrived, students become worried and start to plan what and how to study and get good grades. Some students find exams so difficult that the phobia makes them sick as they simply find themselves unable to cope up with the exam fear. These are some ways for you to overcome your exam phobia.

Love your studies
Attitude during exams is very important. You should love your studies as you love doing your favourite things such as reading magazines, playing games, etc. Give it the same attention and passion and always handled it with positive mindset. Always think "Yes, I can do it!"

Continuous studies without any relaxation can make you feel exhausted and easily bored. Thus, don't eliminate your playtime and relaxing activities such as watching movies or shopping from your daily schedule. These activities will give your brain some time to relax and refresh your mind.

Avoid getting stressed 
Stress is very common during exams but its treatment is in your own hands. You should make a timetable before exams. This is one of the best ways to avoid last-minute preparations and getting stressed out. Cramming should always be avoided and understanding and comprehending a topic should be preferred. Revised two hours per day so that you won't feel tension and nervous during exam times.

Studying for exams
Here are some tips that will help you study in a better way for exams:
  • Ask a teacher`s advice on how to study for a particular course. 
  • Take short breaks while studying. This will release your stress.
  • Get enough sleep and have nutritious food.
  • Plan your study timings.
  • Do exercise or at least walk or play to refresh your body.
  • Practice old question papers. This will give you an idea of what pattern has been followed previously by the teachers so that you can follow it to get better prepared.
  • If you are studying in the evening, don`t sleep right after you complete you stop studying. First release your stress by walking or listening to music or doing anything that interests you and after that go to sleep.

On the exam day
  • Have a healthy breakfast but avoid oily and heavy things.
  • Do the final revision of the most important topics after breakfast.
  • Get the material organised and recheck your stationery (pen, pencil, compass box, eraser, etc) in your bag.
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid getting dehydrated.
  • If feeling tensed, practice deep breathing.

After the examination
  • Do not get stressed after you are done with your paper. Whatever is done cannot be changed.
  • Do not indulge in comparisons with others by asking how they answered the questions. It will only make you feel worry more.

So I would like to wish good luck to all my friends. Together we strive for excellence. (:

Acceptance leads to changes

Accept yourself for who you are
and then change.

When you decide to change your life based on negative thoughts and feelings, you won't get positive outcomes. In basic math, when you multiply a positive to a negative, you will get a negative answer. You get what you give.

Be positive in accepting yourself and start making the right decision for a change.

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. 
- Carl Jung

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A good sleep

We often fail to realise how important sleep is to us until we don’t get enough of it. I do agree with this statement. Life is getting hectic and tiring and all I want right now is a good nice sleep. Nowadays, sleeping less seems to be the normal lifestyles. People are sacrificing their sleep just to do more, accomplish more and 'live' more. But unfortunately, lack of sleep has their disadvantages.

Lack of sleep can increased hunger and subsequent weight gain, as well as blood pressure and heart problems. Moreover, it can also decreased our immune function and glucose control which will lead to the development of diabetes.

Sleepy people are also grumpy, irritable and unable to focus properly, which can lead to social problems, or even worse cause work or car accidents.

Therefore, lack of sleep is not good for our physical and emotional. Below are ten tips for good sleep.

Have a good nice sleep ! (: