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Stress handling tips when you are preparing for competitive exams like JEE/NEET

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Many aspirants correlate competitive exam preparation with Stress. Especially when it comes to exams like JEE & NEET. Yes, we all have a tendency to think that it must be a great deal of time (race against time phrase meaning) allocation and dedication for JEE & NEET preparation. However, if you follow some straightforward nonetheless effective tips, you should not find yourself under stress.

In fact, not only for JEE & NEET preparation, mentioned stress management tips would assist you to get through anything in life. A human being will handle stress once when he or she incorporates management over his mind, body and soul. The below effective tips can teach you the way to handle those.


Meditate or physical activity

Some prefer to meditate while some may find exercising a good option to relieve stress. Both the activities help you to produce feel-good chemicals in your brain, which leads to a reduction in the stress level in your body and mind. It can also improve concentration and mental awareness.

Taking a good 8 hours of sleep will reduce your stress levels. This gives your brain time to recharge and remember what you’ve learnt. Some physical activity sort of a sport or mastication can refresh your mind heaps and reduces stress. Keeping your bodywork can boost your confidence level.

Healthy eating habits-

A good and healthy meal leaves a positive impact on your mind, body and soul. Follow this to have a healthy diet:

Never skip breakfast

Drink adequate water (at least 3-4 litres)

Never skip meals

Always avoid junk foods

Consume omega-3 rich foods to increase memory power.

Eating dark chocolates will help in maintain the exam stress hormone cortisol. It has over 70% cocoa which will show a relaxing effect on the body. Also, chocolate releases endorphins which act as a natural stress fighter.

Avoid Comparison

“Stop comparing yourself with others” you should start taking it seriously from now onwards if you want to be successful in your life. You are the master of your life comparing yourself with others will not take (take with a grain of salt idiom synonym) you anywhere. Try to find the purpose of your life and start working for it dedicatedly rather than comparing with others. Try to avoid people who make you tense. Everyone has their own way to do and handle things so stop comparing the amount of hard work which you have put in with anyone else.

Take short beaks-

In order to re-energize, leave your study place for some time. Go for a short walk or spend some time in nature to relax your mind. Talk to your friends or relatives. Study breaks will keep your mind relaxed and will help you to resume studies with more intensity. You can use these breaks for cooking, listening to relaxing music, watching your favourite show and playing your favourite sport.

 Stay Motivated & organised

Motivation is what drives you towards your goal. You can take help from your friends, family and teachers to keep yourself motivated. Watching motivational sessions from experts will definitely help you in staying motivated. Making a daily routine and sticking to it is not only good for your preparation but also for your mind as you will feel control of how your day pans out.

If you’ve tried so much to manage your stress but nothing worked, reach out for help. Talk about what you are feeling with your parents, an older sibling or even a teacher you trust. Be open. Ask for help to reach out to a medical professional if needed.




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