Following a healthy lifestyle,
inculcating regular study habits and management of time are some of the
strategies to prevent and manage examination stress. “Success begins with a
fellow’s will It is all state of the mind.”
Establish a consistent time and place to
study each day. Look for a place that has minimal distractions and
allows you to fully concentrate.
Begin studying immediately when you sit down
with the intention of studying. Checking e-mails and IM gets you off
track and makes it less likely that you are going to have a successful
and productive study session.
Plan exactly what you want to accomplish
during the study session prior to the session. Make a list of these
tasks and stick to it during the study session.
Break large tasks down into smaller, more
manageable tasks. This will help you to maintain focus and complete the
task quicker and easier.
Log what you have done during a study
session so that you can look back and see just how much you
accomplished. This will also help you to keep track of what has already
been completed and what still needs to be done.
Keep your study supplies and designated
studying space neat and organized. This will let you find what you need
with ease and will allow you to reduce wasted time created by searching
for missing items.
Try to limit daydreaming by allowing
yourself adequate breaks. Your goal should be to stay as focused as
possible during the study session.
Get sleep! Getting enough sleep helps you to
study better and remember more material. Limit caffeine a few hours
before bed in order to assure that sleep is uninterrupted.
Eat a healthy well balanced diet. This will
help you to feel better, and will allow you to better absorb and retain
the information you study.
Exercise! Exercising will help you to
increase your memory which makes it easier for you to retain important
material. Exercising will also improve your overall confidence.