Are you pressured and exhausted because of exams and assignments?
Anxiety caused by exams can be considered as a warning system of our physical and mental condition. Moderate anxiety can help us grow, but excessive anxiety has many counterproductive effects. How should we adjust to exam anxiety? Here are a few methods for your reference:
Strategies to face exam pressure:
1. Make a reasonable study plan
Appropriateness and concreteness of the study plan should be considered. Goals should not be set too high to be achieved, as this will increase the sense of frustration. And breaks should be included in the plan, too. As the Chinese proverb goes, “Taking a break is for accomplishing a longer journey”.
2. Thumb up yourself
Motivation and expectation are needed to persevere when dealing with every challenge. Imagining ourself successfully overcoming the obstacle we are facing, either when starting the day or taking a rest, and trying to smile can effectively reduce anxiety and restlessness.
3. Relaxation exercises
Finding a way to relax is very important. We can get up and walk around, relax our eyes and look at the distance, or do some stretching exercises. Taking five minutes to do deep breathing exercises can also eliminate anxiety and fatigue while relaxing our body and mind.
4. Find someone to chat with
When in a bad mood, chatting with friends is a good way to soothe the mood. Through this method, we can also encourage and support each other.
Last but not least, when noticing that something is wrong with your emotional state, remember to talk to your tutor or to us, staff of the Counseling Division. We can make it through together!
Office of Student Affairs, Counseling Division (Yun Qi Building 205-1) 03-9871000 #11245 or #11246
諮商預約Book Consultation Appointments:
Through the system: Students→諮商輔導系統 (Counseling System)
By phone: 03-9871000 #11245 or #11246。
Personally: Yun Qi Building 205-1