Examinations are a mandatory phase for any student. It can be a worry, learning, memorizing, sometimes easy and sometimes difficult kind of a phase. Exams are devised to check your progress and you must sit for every examination because it is these exams based on which you are promoted to the next standard. Therefore, it is also asked that you score the best score in the examinations that come forth. To prepare for the examinations, it is not just one resource you are expected to cover but several. You will have to study from your coursebooks as assigned by the school, you can use NCERT solutions along with them, personal notes, other online resources that are available, etc. can also be used. To take care of so much and so many subjects, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle because you need to take care of yourself as well. You cannot afford to fall ill, physically or mentally. Therefore, here are some tips that you can use to implement in your daily routine for staying healthy throughout the terms and especially during examinations.
- Maintain a routine sleep schedule.
Sleep is the one thing that can enhance your day productively or otherwise. You must sleep for 7 to 8 hours daily. These 7 to 8 hours must ideally range between 10 PM to 7 AM. You should try going to bed early so that you can wake up timely. Waking up early has its benefit that can range vastly. Sleeping for less than 7 hours will affect your day negatively. You’ll feel lethargic and sleepy, and you will also lack productivity and motivation. Therefore, take ample sleep that helps you carry yourself throughout the day. While maintaining a sleep routine, make sure that you do not oversleep. It can change the setting of the day as oversleeping tends to increase your wish to sleep.
- Keep your body active.
With all the sitting at one place at school and tuitions, your body tends to become stern. This is not a very good sign. You can suffer various types of body aches and other internal affections that may go unnoticed. Otherwise, also, you must keep your body active at all times. Keep moving and changing positions. Walk around when you can. Stand for a minute and then take a seat again. Apart from this, one healthy habit that you must inculcate in your daily routine is exercising. Exercise for at least 15 minutes either in the morning or in the evening. You can also give time both in the morning and evening. Exercises have various positive effects on health. It provides you with a refreshing mood and more productivity. It also keeps ailments at bay. During examinations as well, do not miss on to your daily exercise and stretching.
- Eat healthily and mindfully.
You must eat healthily. Eat mostly home-cooked meals. It is difficult and unrealistic for students our age to eliminate junk from our diet. We tend to go out with our friends to eat and party, but you can limit your outings. Make sure you’re eating outside not more than two times a week. Home-cooked food is the best food that one can consume. Have three proper meals. Do no, in any case, miss your breakfast. Your breakfast should be fulfilling as it is the main meal of your day and it helps you move productively throughout the day. Have a proper lunch, it is beneficial to refuel your body for the second half of the day and dinner should be light as you tend to move to bed after dinner. Apart from the three main meals, make sure to keep your stomach well fed. Eat something light and snacky every two hours. Eat as many fruits as possible. They provide you with natural sugar and fiber. Avoid the intake of caffeine, it can get addictive after a point of time which is not right for the body. Eat a well-balanced diet. It should contain the right amount of protein, fiber, carbs, and the like.
- Practice meditation and mindfulness techniques.
During the period of examinations, you must stay calm and relaxed. To do the same, you can practice meditation. There are various apps and online videos that can guide you through the process of meditation. There are various types of meditations from which you can choose the one that suits you the best. This will help you reconnect with your inner self, not lose yourself in the process of competition, and will help you prepare for the competition in a better way. When you feel anxiety and tension of the exams taking over you, practice on the spot mindfulness exercises such as deep breathing, letting go of everything for a moment, and staying in the present. These will enhance your studies and concentration as well.
- Keep yourself hydrated.
Dehydration can cause uneasiness in your body. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Maintain a habit of drinking at least 4 liters of water daily. This is a habit that should be maintained during exams and otherwise also. Lack of water in your body can lead you to be sick therefore drink, drink, and drink away.
- Spend time with your family and friends
The pressure of examination can bring with it several emotions. Therefore, you must spend time with your friends and family instead of being buried in the books the entire day. This can significantly enhance your mood and you’ll be able to concentrate on your studies better.
- Keep your priorities set
The haphazardness that can come along with the sense of examination can cause you to overlook your priorities sometimes, therefore, you must plan and schedule the tasks according to your priorities. The plan and schedule will provide you with a sense of security and satisfaction that everything has been taken care of. You can then allow yourself some rest accordingly without feeling guilty about the same.