Thursday, June 09, 2016

5 Easy Ways to Beat Exam Stress

Bello!!

How are you guys doing? ^_^


Today, I just want to share a little on handling exam stress! I know exams are coming up and you may be experiencing some headaches, a little stomach discomfort on and off, insomnia etc. Exam anxiety is about having excessive worry about upcoming exams, combating with the fear of being evaluated, experiencing fear about the exam consequences. Exam stress and anxiety can be caused by your daily activity! If you are having inadequate rest, not having proper nutrition, not scheduling available time, these could be the factors that are contributing to your anxiety and fear.

Believe in yourself! and let's just share 5 ways that you can do today on coping your exam stress!

1. Good sleep = good exam

Sleep is extremely important prior to your exam. It allows your brain to take enough rest so that it can perform better and allows you to be more focus during the real battle in the exam hall. Insomnia can be caused by stress and anxiety of exam. If you are experiencing insomnia, try to drink warm water or milk prior to sleep, plays soft background music, switch off all lights in your bedroom before you go to bed. Sleeps comfy on your bed and imagine that you are relaxing your body step by step from head, shoulder, chest, and then leg and lastly to your feet. Focus on your breathing. If sleep struggles continue, talk them over with your doctor.


2. Exercise and physical activity

Sitting all day long on your desk with all your books and notes might burn you out even faster. Walk or cycle 15 minutes around your house will help to improve your concentration. You can also play sport such as swimming, football or dancing at least twice a week. Exercise can help boost energy levels, clear the mind and relieve stress. This works amazingly!


3. Eating healthy

Always take balanced diet especially during exam period because you wouldn't want to fall sick during this critical period, PLUS it will make you feel well during exam periods. Try not to skip your breakfast as it might affect your concentration when you are doing revision or during exam. Also, avoid high-fat or high-sugar content food which may cause you to be irritable and moody.


4. Understand your concentration span

Make sure you take breaks in between your revision period. Choose a study place with minimum distractions. If you find it difficult to concentrate with your bed beside you, go to other places such as library or university study corner. Remember, 'Don't try to be perfect'! Keep things in balance. Aim to do your best but do bear in mind that we can't be perfect all of the time. For low achievers, concentrate on master the basic first.


5. Plan ahead

Try to plan your study plan and revision time by drawing up a timetable. This is SO SO important! Prioritize the workload and give your best concentration time to the toughest subject. Take steps to overcome problems. Then also include time for you to repeat your learnt work so the recall in exam is easy. Work not repeated or revised is easily forgotten. Remember to do past year papers if it is available from your library! Practice makes perfect and you wouldn't want to ignore that. 


Lastly, plan a small treat for yourself when exams are over! This will help to prepare yourself better for the next time when you are sitting for an exam again! Remember, don't keep things bottled up. If you feel like you are not able to cope with the anxiety or stress, talk to someone you trust and who will be supportive for you. This is a great way to alleviate stress and worry.


Good luck guys! All the best for your exam ^_^

That feeling you get after finishing your last exam... ... 

Sunday, June 05, 2016

别因别人的眼光局限自己的未来

我很喜欢创作,喜欢写文章,喜欢表达和分享自己的感受与看法。希望自己在这个世界,在这个社会从一个不同的视角去察觉身边的事物。

中学时期,我有一个非常要好的朋友,我们常常和对方分享自己的想法和感受。我总喜欢把生活的事串联在一起,思考他们之间的关系,也常常因它们之间微妙的关系而深受感动。那时候,我刚开始接触网络和部落格这个平台。有一天,我心血来潮想说我也来开个部落格,写写自己的文章吧。于是,在2007年我上载了自己的第一篇文章,具体内容我已经不太记得了,但是大概是生活上的鸡毛蒜事吧!但也就在那时,我为自己的成长过程开启了新的一扇窗。

日复一日,累计的文章慢慢变多了。有的时候我会往回看自己曾笔下的文字,有些看了会觉得好玩、有些读了会觉得好笑、有些读完之后还是会和当时写的时候一样痛哭流涕,那时候我才明白我写下的不只是自己的情绪而更让我感动的是我还记录下了自己的成长史。好多回忆,好多情绪总在我自己看回那一篇篇的文章时像是海浪一样一波又一波的涌进脑海里。这样回顾往事的动作让我明白了一件事情,那就是时间在我们生命中的角色。时间或许会让我们忘却很多事情,冲淡很多记忆和情绪,但时间它是我们生命中所必需的。人生恰恰是需要时间这样的一个调节剂来让我们沉淀自己,给予自己空间去成长,然后更好地去迎接着世界的美好。

上了大学之后,因为课业繁忙和兼职工作的关系,我渐渐变得越来越少有时间写文章了。那时候的我也常常觉得天天一成不变的生活没什么乐趣,也没什么点子可写的。更重要的是,我发现长大之后我开始会介意别人的眼光和评论,开始担心别人对我的文章的接受度。所以,在不确定自己的观点是否能够得到认可的情况下,我往往坐在书桌上几个小时也写不出些什么。

直到现在,我渐渐发现,如果我们在生命中一直去在意别人的期待,在意别人的评论,在意别人的眼光,那就像是你自己在自己脚边周围不断地为自己筑起围墙。当有一天围墙越筑越高时,我们将不再有勇气去做自己,发表自己的观点,分享自己的看法。这也像是当我们在自己的人生里做抉择时,千万要想清楚自己到底需要什么,想要什么,而不要因别人的眼光、言语或是所给予你的压力而去做自己其实并没有那么喜欢的事情或放弃自己真正喜欢的事情。

所以,如果你也喜欢分享自己的生活、自己的感受、自己的观点,不论是写部落格亦或是拍视频还是在生活中发言表现,都不要因为畏惧别人的眼光和评论而让我们自己裹足不前,局限了自己的活动范围与思考空间。

勇于做自己,善于表达分享自己,为这个世界带来更多的美好吧!