It’s important to remember that exams are not designed to torture you, but to test the knowledge you have been so busy acquiring all semester. Try your best to embrace the challenge! Meanwhile, here’s a few methods to stay grounded and tuned in.
Short bursts of study
During revision and study periods, try short, two-hourly sessions with regular breaks. This is a far more effective approach for learning and memory retention than long sessions and all-nighters.
We’re not going to tell you to get rid of your chips and chocolate stash – that’s just ridiculous! But try to bring some healthy food into the snack mix: fruit, nuts and cut up veggies are all considered brain food.
Whether you’re a night owl or a morning person, try to get the quota of sleep that is right for you and it will have a positive impact on your performance.
Let’s get physical
Leave your study woes behind and go for a refreshing walk. To really give your brain a break, try our Scavenger Hunt while you’re at it. If you’re the kind that loves to seriously raise your heart rate, join a free Fitness at Home session with Ronak on Fridays.
You’ve heard it all before, but it really does work! A regular mindfulness or yoga practice can quieten your mind, focus your breathing and bring you back to planet earth. If you need some practical guidance, join a free MGA mindfulness or yoga session.
Keep it all in perspective
Without a doubt, exams are very important to your overall studies. But please remember, you are worth more than your exams and results! Stay positive, be kind to yourself, do your best and you will survive this stressful time.