Let us all accept the fact. Everyone has faced exam fear at some point in life. You could be very nervous about your upcoming exams at the time of reading this article. This post will convey how you can overcome exam tension in a positive way.
With the increasing difficulty level of competitive exams, exam fear has become a common quality among youngsters. If you look nervous, the first advice from your friends or family would be, “hey! Stay cool”. But is staying cool that simple? Not everyone is MS Dhoni who could remain cool in the toughest of the situations. So what exactly is the solution? Accept exam fear in a positive way. So what to do next? Read on.
There are two types of fear. One is constructive while the other one will harm you. In reality, fear does not have magnitude, but your reaction to fear has.
In fact, human evolution would not have been possible without fear. If early humans didn’t fear wild animals, they would not have protected themselves, and the evolution would have ended a long time ago.
So, do not try to tamper with exam fear and do not fool yourself saying you are super cool. Instead, try to beat the fear in the proven hard way. But how? The simplest medicine (not an instant one) is work, work, and work.
Though not accurate, below is a simple illustration of how hard work will win over exam tension with time.
For example, let us say you are nervous about an exam that is upcoming in two months time. First of all, think of nervousness as your internal warning mechanism that your preparation is not sufficient. If you listen to your heart, you can even figure out the areas where you are weak. You can focus more on those weak areas first.
Work wholeheartedly and prepare well daily. As the day passes by you will realize the magic. Yes, gradually, your fear will wear off, and you will become super confident to face the exam. Your success begins there.