Crossing the hurdles their way

Crossing the hurdles their way

With the semester exams looming up in the near future, students, parents and teachers are all panicking alike.

Metrolife spoke to a few people to know about their studying habits as well as the stressbusters they prefer when they need a breather.

Gouri Priya, a student, says, "I make timetables based on the exam timetable and my preferences. I try to study the portions that I have never touched before or that are relatively difficult at first, and then revise the portions I am familiar with. My stressbusters are YouTube videos and dancing to upbeat songs."

It has been proved that music calms a person and helps them concentrate better. Hence it is a good idea to listen to songs when it comes to taking a break from all the hard work to give your mind some rest.

Sherine, a student, says "I prefer listening to music while studying. Since I do most of my studying at night, I love to have something warm to drink during that time. A cup of hot chocolate would be a great stressbuster and a great energiser."

Nida Eman, a student says, "The most important thing is to know what works for you, personally. I have friends who require intensive preparation at least for two weeks, while others who, no matter how hard they try, don't remember anything unless they've learnt it under the pressure of a deadline. I fall under the second category. It's just the way it is and there is no right or wrong way to study as long as it works for you."

Dr Safiya M S, a clinical psychiatrist at Mind & Brain Clinic, says, "The only way to prevent any last minute worries and anxiety is to be well prepared. The way to do that is to know your strengths and weaknesses and then plan a study schedule accordingly. One must have realistic expectations and be confident about what they know and also always get proper sleep before appearing for an examination."

Making a study chart and planning a schedule to regulate studying and balancing it with sleep and recreation is essential so the brain doesn't feel overworked and tired. Good mental health and a calm environment always yields better results.

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