Friday, March 4, 2011

The 5 "A's" for controlling the Exam Stress








1.Acknowledging the stress and strain - In everyday life, stress manifests as mental or physical tension, which you would rather not have. Recognize that stressors of various kind are inevitable and in the preparedness of life, one needs to handle them Examination is one of them.

2. Appreciating what causes your stress - Then, instead of blaming yourself or falling to cope, you enumerate and end up pinpointing the sources and then tackling that.

3. Alleviating the pressures is all about resorting to simple stress busting techniques. Perhaps you have calming vision to look at when you need a mental escape from your surrounding. Or you may relax your muscle before you go to sleep.

4. Altering your lifestyle is the next step towards Exam Stress. Once you've seen the benefits of relaxation, it will encourage you to develop more permanent ways of reducing stress. If stress continues to be persistent, either you haven't tried the major stress alleviating formulas or alternately you haven't kept them up long enough to deliver the needed result.

5. Avoiding- This last step is the toughest but also the most beneficial. You have to start avoiding stress increasing habits and burnouts. Completely avoid sleeping pills, smoking and "memory" pills etc. Avoid irregular eating, sleeping, and sedentary habits which may compound the levels of stress.

What does it take to be a champion?
Desire, Dedication, Determination, Concentration and the will to win.

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