Although the college experience can bring you some of the most beautiful periods of your life, students deal with a stressful period, especially during exams and at each year’s finals. There is so much to learn, too many courses to attend, and anxiety seems to take over, as you can’t deal with stress anymore. No remedy will ensure you will not be stressed at all, but some measures will reduce the negative emotions felt during that period. Reducing stress is vital, as you can’t focus well when you are not calm, and all kinds of thoughts keep running in your head. You need to try many techniques to finally discover something that works the best for you. But luckily, we have created a list of methods from which you will surely find something suitable. So, if you want to find them out, keep reading.
Prepare in advance
During exams, students have a lot going on in their minds, as they need time to study the information they need to know, time to read the many books teachers advise to do so, time to hang with friends and time to do the things that make them happy. And the list can continue, as there are a lot of activities to attend during exams, but is there time to do them all? In most cases, no, there is no time to do everything you want to do, as time seems to compress, but if you prepare in advance, you can ease your life when the exams come. And the earlier you start to revise for the exams, the better prepared you will be.
We know that this is easy to say but hard to do, but if you just start reading a little every day, you will see how many benefits this activity will bring. If you do so, you will be less stressed during exams, and your grades will be better than expected. If started early, concepts will be easier understood, and you will not memorise the information just for the exams but also because you find it interesting and will like to learn more about the subject. You will not panic as much, even if you see that you don’t know the concepts very well, as you will have time to revisit them various times.
And there is no better feeling than attending an exam fully prepared, as the stress from that period also reduces, and you can go to your exam with a clear mind and very calm. On the other hand, if you just learned the information the night before, you will be panicked as you didn’t have time to revisit everything, and you will not concentrate as you probably couldn’t sleep because of the stress felt.
Have a good diet
You might not think about this aspect, but what you eat can boost your brainpower or make you tired and without energy. And the bad news is that it can also influence the stress felt, and even increase it with some food, like sugar or high-fat snacks. Students are known for not having healthy eating habits, as they think it is more expensive and challenging to adopt this alternative. And because most of the junk food they eat comes prepared, it is much easier for them to consider it.
Some don’t even have access to cooking facilities or time to prepare what they want, so it is challenging for them to have healthy eating habits. But some tactics can help students have more healthy choices. For example, they can eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and nuts, as they are affordable and give several nutritional benefits. Also, if students start eating regularly, they will have more energy and can better memorise what they have to learn. Besides having good eating choices, some ingredients can be included in meals to reduce stress and improve overall well-being, like cannabis seeds. Cooking with this type of seeds is a popular trend that many consider, as it gives nutritional value and you can better overcome the hard times of your life. You can also grow your own plants with autoflowering cannabis seeds, as, in this way, you can benefit from their advantages whenever you deal with stress.
Sleep and exercise
With their packed schedules and several activities to attend, students are known for missing or not getting enough sleep. But if you don’t sleep enough, you will be less productive and find learning more difficult, as you can’t focus. So, getting an optimal amount of sleep and taking power naps when you feel very tired is essential. If you don’t go to bed because you think you will stay awake as you are too stressed to fall asleep, you can try some easy techniques that will make your mind calmer and set the proper ambience for a dreamy night. So, it will be good to go to bed 30 minutes earlier, read a book, and turn off your phone, and you will see that slowly your eyes will begin to close.
Also, remember to exercise regularly, as it will reduce stress, release tension, keep your mind and body healthy and lift your mood. It doesn’t need to be a time-consuming workout that will leave you sore and without energy, but a pleasant activity you will definitely enjoy. Try walking in the morning or evening, running, swimming or playing an easy sport, like tennis, with friends, and you will see how your mood improves, and you will have better energy to learn.
College brings one of the most unforgettable memories in our life, but we have to agree that exams will always give us stress. Keep in mind that stress is not the same for all people, and some ways will help you deal better with it, but this entire process comes with errors, and you will probably not succeed from the first moment. Instead, try small steps, and experiment with several measures to see what works best for you.