How To Cope Up With Stress During Exams

Rashmi Jain
May 08, 2019   •  10 views

As the exams are around the corner, all the students go through a period of lot of stress.The students generally do not study the whole year and start studying during the nearing days of exams. Especially in college where students sit mostly for attendance, some of them generously attend the lectures but do not concentrate on what is being taught to them. This leads to arranging for notes, syllabus, etc. at the end when there is little or no time left. When we start preparing for exams late, we need to cope up with a lot of stress. This situation is particularly ideal for the college students. Also, after the exams there is a long break for which most of the students enroll with internships.While everybody has to prepare for the exams, consequently they need to fill up applications, update their resume, go for interviews, etc. at the same time.

Some ways through which you can cope up with exam stress are-


Meditation is a very simple technique. If you practice it every day even for just 10 minutes, it will help you focus clearly. It is scientifically believed to help you cope up with exam pressure. It not only relieves you out of stress, but also relaxes your mind, helps you overcome depression and anxiety. There are a number of ways to meditate. One of the simplest ways is to just sit in a relaxed position with your eyes closed and observe your breathing. There are other mindfulness ways which you can watch and learn on YouTube.


Nobody gets time during exams to go for exercising, but the fact is that the students are so exhausted during this time that the body needs some physical exercise. Exercising is considered vital for mental health.If our body feels better, so will our mind. Exercise and other physical activities produce endorphins—a chemical in the brain that acts as natural painkillers—and also improves the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress. It is not necessary to exercise for long hours; you can even go for jogging or cycling around. Doing these early in the morning helps you breathe even better in the fresh air.


Many of us compromise a lot on sleep, especially during exams. It does no justice to the students if they sleep for a very minimal time. Most of the students do not sleep at all a day before the exam. As we stress more about our exams, getting to sleep becomes more can even lead extreme sleep disorders. It is recommended to be strict with your sleep hours and go to bed timely. The virtues of a good night’s sleep during exam season should not be underestimated.Sleeping well helps in coping with exam stress.

Stress doesn’t help you do well in exams. Remember that your exams are not important than you are to yourself. Make yourself a priority and don’t keep your health at stake. Follow these tips even when your exams are not near and you are good to go. Good luck!



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Jannat Jain  •  4y  •  Reply
So glad you included meditation too! It's so underrated!