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7 Ways To Reduce Your Stress During Examination

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The examination is the stressful part of the school. We all love school life but don’t want to give examinations.

In our school days, we had written one essay about “If exams got canceled…” and used to write lots about that. But I think Gen Z is lucky that their exam got canceled in the past 2 years.

But I think, when we are adjusting to the new normal, students find difficulty in coping with the offline exams, as their writing practice has gone for a toss.

Here are some ways to cope with stress

  1. Get sound sleep – Almost 90% of students stay awake late at night or wake up early in the morning, and don’t complete their sleep.

Incomplete or less than 6 hours of sleep makes your brain tired and reduces the thinking capacity of the brain. Hence 6-8 hours of sleep is a must to keep yourself and your brain active.

  1. Meditation – When you do meditation, you feel relaxed. And it helps to reduce stress. Do meditation for at least 15-20 minutes, during exam days too.
  1. Reading – I know you are reading your academic books and notes day in and day out during your exam. But I’m not talking about these.

Read some novels, which helps you to divert your mind for some time. Also reading helps you to think more and boost your memory.

  1. Go for walkWalking is always the best medicine for reducing weight to reducing stress. It increases blood circulation all over the body.

Due to walking you may wash down negative thoughts and build positive vibes around you. So, go for a walk for at least 15 minutes to reduce stress.

  1. Listen to music – Music is a real stress buster. When you feel overwhelmed just plug in the earphone and forget about stress. 

Listen to the music only for a few minutes, not for a whole day and you will be able to concentrate more on your stress.

Listen to music
  1. Drink enough water and healthy food – Most of the children don’t concentrate on food or do not drink enough water during the examination.

Drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated, which will keep you active. 

Avoid junk food. Eat home-cooked food. Don’t over or under-eat. Include more fruits and dry fruits in your diet.

Junk food may cause gastric trouble, which leads to drained energy and increases tiredness.

Healthy food
  1. Keep realistic goals – You know yourself best. So, don’t compare yourself with others. 

Keep small and realistic goals, which will not give a burden on your head.



  • The examination is a small part of life, don’t overstress it.
  • Keep yourself calm.
  • Take a frequent break.
  • Don’t forget to take enough water, proper food, and sound sleep.
  • Take “me time” during your examinations too.
  • Keep small and realistic goals.

How are you coping with exam stress?

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