How do I rest properly during exam season?
In addition to having a balanced diet, exercising, sleeping well, and being well organized about your agenda... The most important thing is not to stress! Remember that no matter what happens, you will be ok. Don't think of the exam as the ultimate door to I don't know what... Relax, chill, and have a nice walk. Yes, you have the time for a walk. Pressure and stress can reduce your concentration and productivity. So include chilling time in your program. If you are well organized, if you write down your goals, ideas, plans and all the ways you can achieve them, if your ideas are clear and your learning process well set, you will feel more comfortable and sure about what you are doing. Believe in your own abilities and don't let any negative idea even cross your mind. Think this way: "after all, I am going to make it and I will most probably have a great mark! I'll do my best anyways and THAT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH! Cause I don't need to stress myself into doing anything. I deserve a good nice sleep and great meal at lunch, and maybe some relaxing music. I'll leave partying for right after the exams to celebrate my success with my friends!" Think like a winner because you are one!
Eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, try and manage your stress, have some breaks in between studying periods/exams. Also before the exams period use a calendar to plan your revisions carefully with some breaks every few days and before the exams themselves. If all goes to plan you'll have some free time and if you're a bit late with your revisions you'll be able to use these breaks to catch up. Good luck !! :)
‘The night was made for sleeping’ During exam period, many people (including myself) are guilty of waking late and sleeping late. Your mind is most fresh in the morning and most fatigued at night. You will find that you do more with fewer hours in the morning/day than you would with more hours in the night. I would say wake at 7 as you normally would for school/college/uni/work and making sure you’re in bed by 11. If you want good sleep (which is essential), leave your phone downstairs and then go to bed. It works wonders. As for an alarm? I believe alarm clocks are still in existence. Good luck!
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