How to handle the stress during GATE Preparation
More than 79% of the students preparing for the GATE exam feel under pressure. This pressure is enough to lower down your performance and may lead you to bad results. Some of you may think that having stress during the exam preparation is good but it’s not.
Our brain releases high levels of cortisol when we are in stress. This affects the way we think and what kind of thoughts come to our mind. Stress will also affect your performance on the day of actual exam.
Knowing how to deal with the stress will increase your productivity and you’ll be able to recall things faster. This will save your time and ultimately lower down your stress level. Here are some powerful tips to deal with stress:
Don’t just wait for the last minute or last month to start preparing for the exam seriously, this will lead to exam stress. Try to study during the same time of the day as the actual time of the exam. When you will study regularly during the same time interval everyday then it will help you in building maximum focus for those hours of the day. Now, If your actual exam time is also during those hours it will be advantageous for you as you have build a great focus and concentration during those hours.
Mark the dates of how many topics you need to cover. This will give you a fair idea about how much time you need to invest on a particular topic and when you need to get started for your revision. So, you won’t be getting surprises 🙂
Writing a to-do list everyday will keep you super prepared and on track. You’ll be able to complete things on time. This will make you feel like everything’s under control and will lower your stress level.
According to psychology, our brain can focus on one thing for continuously 45 minutes. Putting yourself under a lot of pressure is not going to help. It’s only going to make things worse. So, take a 5-7 minutes break after every 45-60 minutes.
Studies have shown that doing exercise affects your mood in a good way. If you feel stressed or nervous, go hit the gym or go to the ground and do exercise. Exercise wakes you up from inside by increasing the blood flow and pumping your heart.
Give yourself a push to go out and hit the gym or go for a short walk. You can do exercise for 15-20 minutes regularly and see significant benefits. Exercise is a proven stress buster. It fills our brain with endorphins which are happy hormone.
Not getting enough sleep can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. If you’re having trouble, try to make your bedroom as black as possible during the night time and try to block the sounds by wearing earplugs or changing the environment.