Allay fear of board exams

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It’s quite obvious for any student to get stressed or anxious when he/she is going to appear for a board exam, be it of CBSE, state board or any other state board. In fact, the class 10 students, for whom the board exam comes as the first major challenge in life, are more afraid of taking the big exam. But, there’s nothing so extraordinary about the board exam, as it is similar to any other regular exam that you have appeared in earlier. You will be given a blend of easy and complex questions to answer, the same as in other exams. The only difference is that, this time these questions will not be prepared by your school teachers and answers will be checked by external examiners selected by the board. Students often feel stressed and anxious about board exams. Actually, the whole game is played by brain which tries to exaggerate the things in tough situations. All one need is to control brain and keep it healthy and calm.
Healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Empty stomach directly hits the brain. The cells of your brain rely on energy from food just like any other cell in the body. Without proper nutrition, your brain’s capacity can be negatively impacted, which in turn, affects various related functions like concentration, memory, sleep patterns and mood. Avoid large meals as they can make you feel sleepy and lethargic. Always take small, frequent, nutritious meals to ensure a steady stream of energy and have a calming effect on the brain.
There are many important benefits of getting a good night sleep. After working hard the whole day, our brain like other body parts, gets tired and loses its efficiency to work anymore. A good and sound night sleep provides mind and body with a power boost. It gives a fresh start to the next day. Moreover, sleep is a key component of your mental well-being. It enhances your cognitive abilities. It helps you focus and think more creatively. When you are well-rested, you tend to feel happier and more optimistic. Sleep helps reduce feelings of frustration, anxiety and depression. Thus, for a student, a proper sleep can comes out to be the success secret.
Exercise is as important for the brain as is for the whole body. Exercise benefits brain by reducing insulin resistance, stimulating the release and survival of new blood vessels in brain. Practice the light exercise which helps to shed away the mental stress and increase its ability to focus and learn. Meditation can be one such exercise that teaches us how to transform negative thoughts to positive ones and plant constructive thoughts. It takes you to world full of peace and tranquillity. Also, deep breathing exercise at the start and end of each study session will help to rejuvenate your energy levels. Laughter is again considered the best medicine to shed away the stress. Laughter engages multiple regions of the brain and simultaneously reduces stress. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent exercises to adopt a stress-free and fearless mind.
Always keep brain aware of your daily routine so that it is always prepared to take next action and has no time to think of the fearful sight of the exam.
A good study schedule is enough to make you well prepared for the exams. One must list what he needs to revise for each subject and then divide that by the number of days you are left with before the exam. If you have worked hard and are all set to take the exam then there’s no reason for you to be afraid of the coming challenge.
Make sure you reach the target each day according to your schedule and when you achieve the preset target, reward yourself with positive thoughts like, “Yes! I have done this.”, “I will surely complete the remaining part before time.” It will boost your confidence and accelerate your efficiency. Try to solve papers over the weekend within stipulated period as indicated on exam papers, so as to get acquainted with the exam pattern and learn time management. It will also provide an overview of the experience of sitting for the final exam and fill your mind with the easy thoughts.
Continually studying for long hours can make your mind and body stressed and fatigued which ultimately infuses fearful thoughts into your brain. Your brain will not be able to grasp any more information and this will add to your exam phobia. So, break out your study schedule to break the monotony and do some mind refreshing and recreational activities like singing, watching your favourite TV series, chatting with your friends, playing games, having snacks, etc. This way, your mind will get refreshed and recharged, and becomes ready to absorb in more stuff.
So don’t take the board exams as a burden or anything to disturb your life in a negative way. Take the challenge bravely and let your result reflect your hard work.

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