We live in a world where impeccable grades are considered headlights for intelligence. Students therefore, are embroiled in a rat race that gives them everything but a direction. Mounting academic pressures have adverse effect on students with some feeling helpless and hopeless about their incompetence factor. So, here are a few tips to battle the negativity exuded by this pressure and, to transform this strain into something positive.
Follow a good routine
There is a reason why everything in this world is associated with a routine. Rising early, having food on time, studying regularly and going to bed on time have a greater significance in a student’s life. Even a slight deviation from this routine affects the health first and the mind, second. Therefore, it is important for a student to understand the importance of a healthy routine that also grants him a sound sleep of 8 hours at the least. A good sleep ensures a strengthened immune system and an enhanced memory power.
One of the major reasons for mounting academic pressures these days is procrastination. For instance, a student finds an excuse invariably to postpone his work not because he cannot start with it instantly but, because he postpones it with little reason. Therefore, procrastinating students often find themselves in a maze of assignments and, clueless about where and how to start with. Procrastination is an evil that should be nipped in the bud. A student must therefore, understand the importance of prioritizing work and completing tasks in hand without delay. Besides, avoiding procrastination helps a student find time for other extra-curricular activities too.
Prepare for your exams beforehand
Exams always appear, a nightmare the day before, no matter how prepared a student assumes himself or herself to be. It is here, a student must understand that preparing for exams is not a one day match but, is a marathon. The best way to deal with exam pressures is, preparing everyday for the exam from day one of the academic year. Studying and assessing oneself regularly is bound to help a student academically by leaps and bounds.
Maintain a hobby
It is very important for a modern day student to maintain a hobby like singing, playing a musical instrument, reading, writing and blogging or even, cooking. Essentially, hobbies aid students in not only busting the stress but also, help them in figuring out talents hidden within them. Also, reserving a small portion of daily schedule for a hobby helps a student gain a perspective by diverting his mind from the academic rigmarole. After all, a relaxed mind is a rejuvenated mind.
In a world that thrives on cut throat competitions and grades, the intelligence hidden in a child is lost. It is here, a child must remember, “If there is any person to compete with, it is you alone. Try to be a better person today than you were yesterday and, strive to be a better person tomorrow than you are today.”