Tuesday, February 1, 2011


How do I deal with exam related stress?
Recognize your negative thoughts. Once you closely examine these thoughts
you'll see how unrealistic they are. Challenge the thoughts that say you are a
failure and that you can't succeed. Remind yourself that it was just another exam
and with effort, you will do better in your next attempt.
What if I do badly?
Replace self-criticism with self-correction. Judging yourself harshly now won't
help you do better in the future. Take the position of an observer. What if a good
friend told you he had failed? Would you call him a failure? Most probably you
would emphasize his good points and help him put the situation in perspective.
How do I deal with my family's disappointment if my results are not
Be open and honest with them. Share what you feel about the result and what
you think went wrong. Reassure them of your concern and efforts. Above all, do
not have a negative bias against your parents because sometimes they need
more reassuring than you do.
What if I don't get the marks I'm expecting?
Concentrate on your achievements and be realistic about your expectations as
well. Usually we know when we have made a mistake, so take these into account
while drawing up expected marks. If you are still dissatisfied with the results,
the option of rechecking is always open.
marks are adversely affected?
We have heard of irregularities in the assessment system. What if my
Have faith in the system. There will always be rumours about unfair checking, but
one cannot ignore the fact that results over all these years have more often than
not, been fair.
I think there is too much pressure and I can't cope with it.
Take professional help. If you feel that there is pressure and you are unable to
handle it and your self-esteem is coming down and you are unable to cope, then
you must consult a psychiatrist to help you tide over this phase.
Everyone tells me to concentrate on my studies.
Don't stop enjoying life. One of the common mistakes an individual makes is to
totally change his lifestyle. This is under the assumption that if he isolates
himself from all leisure and fun times with friends and family and only study,
then he will do better.
How much sleep is required?
The human body requires an average of 8 hours of sleep per day. But there is no
hard and fast rule. Each one of us has to understand our body rhythm and know
by trial and error how many hours of sleep keeps us fit.
What happens if we sleep less than what our body requires?
If you sleep less for a day or two your body copes up by taking more sleep over
next two days. If continued for long then the body gets into what is known as
sleep deprivation syndrome
aches, poor digestion, inability to concentrate, irritability, short tempered ness
because it accumulates so many hours of Sleep. Then you get symptoms of feeling tired and sleepy, headaches, body
Should I study in the morning or at night?
First understand whether you are an
the morning and feel fresh then you must sleep early and get up early and study.
If on the other hand you can study late at night but cannot feel fresh when you
get up early to study then you must sleep late after studying and get up later in
the morning.
owl or a lark. IF you can get up early in
How do you get a good night sleep?
Try to keep a fixed time every night for sleeping as far as possible. Avoid
afternoon prolonged sleeping, a short nap may be helpful. One hour before bedtime
avoid stimulating your sensory system by too much noise like loud music,
too much TV, arguments or fights. Three hours before sleep time avoid taking
any food or liquids, which contain caffeine, like aerated coal drinks, drinks
containing chocolate.
To keep awake for studying students drink lots of coffee. What is the
Caffeine in small doses acts as a stimulant and keeps you awake, so a cup once a
day may be Ok. Excessive coffee drinking gives side effects like tremors, fast
pule rate, irritability, acidity and stomach pain. Coffee also causes addiction.
Why exercise during exam time?
Most children will say they have no time for exercise during exam days. They are
already stressed out with lack of time, how can they waste time in exercise? The
fact is that exercise is all the more necessary during exam time because not only
is it a “stress buster “ but also has many other health benefits needed to keep fit
during exam.
How does exercise help you mentally?
Regular aerobic exercise releases some good chemicals in our body. These are
called endorphins. These make you feel happy. They counter the effects of stress,
depression and anxiety that all students suffer from during exam time. So after
exercising you get a “
or stimulants like caffeine. It also helps you in weight loss and that will make you
feel good about your self.
Natural kick” which is longer lasting and safe unlike drugs
What are long-term benefits of exercise?
Regular exercise will not only help you during exam but later in life you will have
longer life and less risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes,
cancer and mental depression.
Why do adolescents feel hungry all the time?
The body demands more calories during adolescence. Boys require about 2800
calories and girls about 2200 per day. Teens who are big and tall and participate
in lot of physical quire more.
lunch nearly 10 -12 hours have gone by after your last meal. This means your
blood sugar level has gone and you have nothing to provide your body with
energy. This low blood sugar or hypoglycemia causes short-term memory
problems, difficulty in concentration problem solving.
If you miss breakfast then by the time you have
and will not be able to study well.
You will feel very heavy and sleepy

1 comment:

  1. Its superb Sir.. I have gone through it.
    Awesome information about Exam-phobia. Very useful 1!