‘Sound mind in a sound body’; this is an old saying very relevant to students who are preparing for examination. Remember, you have put in one year of hard work for this ‘D’ day. The marks or grade you score in the examination is not just a jugglery of figures; it is a benchmark of your effort, your performance. I am telling all these not to frighten you, but only to advise you to take some simple steps so that you keep fit to effectively take on the examination and come out successfully.
Your physical fitness
Examination is the time when you are glued to your study table for several hours. Therefore, it is the time when you also lack physical exercises. The body requires some rejuvenation. The body cells need enough blood to function properly. So, take at least about one hour of your time for exercises. Go to the nearest park or playground or to your backyard garden. Play with your brother or sister or friend in the neighbor or at least take rigorous walk so that you sweat and in turn make the body relaxed and rejuvenated.
Keep a tab on your food; totally give up high calorie food and junk food. Instead, switch over to food containing enough protein like fruits, nuts, vegetable salad etc. Drink enough water but reduce on beverages like tea and coffee. Remember, the food you take must supply enough protein and nutrients to your body. If you want you can even consult your physician or dietician who will guide your suitably.
You must have at least six hours of sound sleep. Some students are in the habit of reading during night. But according to physicians it is always advisable to sleep during night because with that the body gets maximum relaxation. If you have enough sleep you will not carry over the fatigue of the previous day and you feel fully relaxed.
Last minute preparation always makes you tensed. Therefore if you want to remain calm during the period of examination, the simple remedy is to start studying from the day one of your school or college days. You can also take the help of your teachers who would perhaps even provide with better tips on the method of preparing for various subjects. At the same time, you can also practice yoga and meditation. That would certainly provide you the much needed mental relaxation. Certainly your anxiety level will come down.
For example, after every two hours of study, take a short break of about 5 to 10 minutes. Just move out of your study table and walk in your back yard garden. Some students will not agree with this method. But according to educationists, this method of taking short breaks really does wonder. You will be able to retain what all you have studied during the last two hours.
If you follow these simple suggestions certainly you will be able to take your examination ‘head on’ and you will also come out with great success.