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How to Deal with Post-Exam Stress?

Exam time is extremely stressful for students. They have to understand and memorize tons of concepts, theories, historical events, and mathematical formulas in order to make sure that they succeed with flying colours. Amid your intense exam timetables, there will be little time for a study break. So, schedule activities like a dinner night with friends, movies, or anything you like, that you can look forward to. Making these plans will leave you feeling more refreshed and relaxed the next time you revise.

In this article, I will share easy ways to overcome post-exam stress.


Ample Long Naps
After the long sleepless nights and the hectic exam schedule, it is very important for you to give yourself much-needed rest to both their body and mind. Long naps will rejuvenate your mind and boost your mood and make you relaxed.
 
Engage in Physical Activities
Physical activities play an important role in overcoming stress, enhancing concentration, and motivating one’s mind. After spending days only studying sitting in a room, it is important for every student to engage in activities that are both interesting and beneficial for their health. Participating in physical activities like outdoor games, exercise sessions, yoga classes, excursions, and trekking will be entertaining and beneficial for one’s health.
 
Be Active in Social Media
After exams are over, it is extremely important to start socializing again. Engaging in social media will give students the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, participate in the fun discussion, thus helping them to get over the stress. It will also help understand how things are going on across the globe. they can use social media to showcase their hidden talent. You never know how it can open new gates for you.
 
Carry out Favourite Hobby
All of us have unique hobbies, which we love to engage in during our leisure time. The hectic exam schedule does not permit us to carry out our favourite hobby. So, start engaging in your favourite pastime after exams are over. Trust me, the feeling is overwhelming and definitely worth it.
 
Participate in Social Activities

Volunteer for social causes like planting trees, donating alms to the needy, teaching in NGOs, participating in social awareness campaigns, and so on. It will make you realize how your little efforts can make the world a better place to live in.
 
Binge-watch
Nothing can be better than binge-watching new series or favourite movies at home. Do keep some snacks handy. The experience of watching the film can never suffice without a tub of popcorn or French fries. Try to select films which have a light tone of their own and will leave you happy at the end.
 
DO NOT COMPARE 
You may feel the urge to compare your answers with that of their friends. Do not do this. If you come to know that you have performed poorly in the exam you will feel guilty and your stress will increase. Comparing answers will not change your results.

If you find this article helpful, do like and let me know in the comment section. I will be back with more such helpful articles.

-Shankhanila Palchowdhury

A graduate student in Journalism and Communications, I am an avid reader, writer, blogger, foodie and movie buff. Based in Kolkata, I am extremely passionate about trekking, travelling, exploring and building new relations every day.

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