How to cope up with stress while preparing for JEE?
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
Every student who aims to become a high-achiever will experience exam stress caused due to the fear of failing or scoring less. It’s an unavoidable part of student life that can be a tough nut to crack. Remember, stress exists for a reason and you can choose to let it be your downfall or use it to drive you to improve your work.
In order to reduce your stress and anxiety here we provide you with some tips :
“Either run the day or the day runs you.”
Prioritising your time, subjects and workload will help reduce your stress levels, as you’ll be able to ensure that the really important stuff is covered – and at the right time. So, as you progress through your revision, tick off the topics that you’ve completed – this will give you a small sense of achievement, knowing that you’ve finished something and are making your way to the finish line.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
So, working out a daily routine and sticking to it is also good for the soul, as you’ll feel a lot more in control of how your day pans out. Remember to factor in regular breaks (we recommend at least ten minutes every hour and a half or so, if not more) as these will do you wonders.
We know, you’re exhausted. Sometimes the idea of exercising during times of high stress feels like the last thing. But believe us when we say this, exercising actually helps in reducing your stress level and relaxing your mind!
Checking your Facebook during revision period is the worst type of procrastination possible, as we all know how quickly the time disappears when you’re snooping on your news feed.
In addition to this, many of your friends will be in the same boat, so are likely to be talking a lot about how much they’re studying (or not studying). This is likely to stress you out even more, or at least influence how much time you’re spending revising.
As the old saying goes: “comparison is the thief of joy”. While it is helpful to discuss topics with fellow students and often to revise together, try not to compare other peoples’ revision to your own. Chances are you’re doing just fine, and listening to other people talk about what they’ve learnt will only stress you out and may make you feel like you aren’t progressing as well as them. Plus, if they themselves are stressed this can rub off on to you and other people’s stress is not what you need right now.