Tips to handle the pressure

PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 28 January, 2008, 12:00am

Public exams are approaching, and every candidate will be feeling the pressure. Handling this stress with care is essential or you may collapse in the long haul.

As one of the candidates, I recommend four ways to keep the stress away.

Firstly, sleep on time. According to various studies, lack of sleep will make it hard for you to concentrate the following day.

Secondly, take a break whenever you think you need one. A relaxed candidate always performs better than those overcome with anxiety and fatigue.

Thirdly, drink enough water. Your brain can function well only with enough water. Without water, it's a mission impossible for you to study efficiently.

Fourthly, prepare a study plan. Doing revision without directions will lead to a serious imbalance of what you have learned.


From the Editor

Thanks for writing in, Kas. I think you have provided our readers with very helpful tips to beat stress. Sleep is ultra important. Students should make sure they get at least eight hours a night. You can only be at your best when you get enough sleep. You need to recharge your batteries.

Taking breaks are also important. It helps rest your mind and your eyes. You can listen to music, go for a walk or do some exercise. This is good for both your mental and physical health.

Drinking enough water is important, and you should also try to eat healthy - eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Try to adopt a balanced diet. You need to have a healthy body to cope with exams.

Planning is also very important. Time management is one of the keys to success. You need to come up with a study schedule or timetable and allocate time for different tasks. You will study more effectively this way.

Good luck with your exams, Kas.

Helen, Chief Sub-editor