Eirini Petratou, Senior User Research Manager at BIC Cello, shares some tips on how to manage exam anxiety:
Create your own to-do list/study plan: Create your own unique study schedule to make it easier to manage your exam time. Make sure that you plan a schedule that fits your study routine and make sure that you are fully focused while studying/preparing. What works for you may not work for someone else. Your planning should include all the requirements and materials needed so that you can perform the exercise properly and reach new heights.
Write to learn: Using the ‘write to learn’ approach has proven to be one of the most effective ways to prepare for exams and retain information. When students return to campus for offline learning, it’s important that they get used to putting pen to paper, which activates photographic memory. Companies like BIC Cello design pens to ensure that students can write for long periods of time without putting extra pressure on their fingers and wrists – making learning easier and less strenuous.
Stay active and healthy: Following a healthy and active lifestyle is thought to reduce stress and anxiety levels as well as boost brain function and activity. An unhealthy body leads to a lack of concentration, which in turn increases stress levels. In general, and especially during exam preparation, make sure you drink plenty of water, consume healthy foods, and engage in daily physical activity. In its latest Contact School program, BIC Cello highlighted how Hand Yoga can strengthen the muscles used for writing, reduce stress on the hands and ultimately contribute towards a healthy body. and more relaxed.
Adjust your sleep habits: Sleep deprivation is worse than insomnia. Lack of sleep reduces the brain’s ability to retain information. You need at least 8-9 hours of sleep to ensure that your brain and body are fully rested. Similarly, using a device too long before bedtime reduces the brain’s ability to read, store, and recall information. The key is to program your body to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. This ensures higher productivity and more responsive brain function.
Adopt and maintain a positive mindset: Mental health and condition have an adverse impact on everything that we do. Maintaining a positive mindset and specific approach during exam preparation ensures a high level of concentration and enhances mental abilities for effective problem solving, creative thinking and coping with challenging situations. difficult situations.
Exams, although sometimes stressful, help train discipline, boost brain activity, improve memory, promote healthy competition, and boost self-confidence. Remember to approach this year’s exams with a positive attitude and stay calm to make sure you pass them!