After Christmas vacations it is time for exams at CEU Universities. To face these weeks with the best possible attitude it is necessary to follow some basic guidelines. They will keep us away from anxiety and will improve our self-confidence and efficiency when studying different subjects.
Managing time efficiently is the key to avoid stress that can negatively influence our wellbeing and the results of exams. Fighting against the feeling of “not being able to cope with everything” involves the need to carefully organize and reflect on the use of time. Planning with enough time and committing to follow the plan is essential. In the end, what is important is to create a study habit that will improve and perfect with time and will help us avoid last-minute cramming. Therefore we should:
Learning mechanisms can vary depending on each person but there are standards that always work when facing the syllabus:
Avoiding physical inactivity is essential for a healthy life but this is even more important during exams. Practicing some sport will serve to avoid backaches, to disconnect and to oxygen your mind and release anxiety. It will also favour a refreshing sleep.
A balanced diet is also an essential ally during the examination period. Escape from pre-cooked dishes, excessively greasy or with too much sugar. Make a choice for fresh fruits and vegetables, beans and pasta. There are many home-made dishes very easy and quick to prepare that provide the necessary nutrients. If you want to eat something between hours choose nuts and avoid drinks with caffeine such as coffee or energetic drinks that will also add a lot of sugar to your diet. Try to go to bed early and wake up always at the same time so that your body can establish a routine of efficient rest.
Being optimistic, escaping from negative thoughts and trusting your skills is also a key to successfully bridge the examination period. Moreover in the different campus of the CEU Universities you will find study areas and libraries. This way you will be able to make the most of the study time in places conceived to favour concentration.