Boards are around the corner. At this meeting of health discussions, Dr. Aruna Broota, clinical psychologist, explains why exam stress and anxiety should not be taken lightly. What role can parents play in reducing stress? Why are all nights before the exams a bad step? And tips to cope with exam disturbances, all that, and more in this episode of Health Talks.
In the face of crazy stress levels, test shocks and nervousness are something that many students face, when should they be alarming?
Do not wait for the alarm, because once you understand the nature and temperament of all your family members, anyone who quickly gets scared should be considered for psychotherapy and counseling sessions because a person's mind does not stay overnight can be changed. It is a complete process to develop people's personality. It takes time to teach them how to stay calm with many techniques to turn negativity into positivity. So do not wait for the word alarm.
How can students deal with the stress they are under?
From the beginning of a study year, workshops should be held to give students enough time to think about their future goals, priorities and time management. There are two common reactions to stress or anxiety. Flight is the moment when the student tries to escape the situation without worrying or taking exams. Fear, on the other hand, is the fear of exams that do not allow the student to learn. To avoid such a situation, parents should encourage students to think about the time management of rigidity.
What effect does peer competition have on stress levels?
Peers are very important regardless of age. For children, it is their world where peers are very important. The problem is, with what kind of peers they want to be together and with what pressure and aspiration their peers. It also depends on the child, what pressure the child wants to take from peers.
Parents are more concerned about their children's health today than about their mental fitness. So how should parents handle this situation properly?
In our country, people often neglect mental health. If parents only talk about the score, the child gets irritated. Parents should let the child be themselves and develop their own interest in studying. Parents should have the child acquire knowledge. Due to parental pressure during exams, many students suffer from depression. One should think about how to study and how to love or appreciate our studies instead of grades.
Many students end up taking pills and coffee during exams to get up late at night. Does it make the situation better or worse?
It makes the situation worse. Children go to doctors for medicines for sleeping pills. Girls use menstrual medications to delay their monthly cycle. That is very harmful. Other coping methods like playing sports should be adopted.
What can students support before the exam?
Students should sleep properly before the exam day. Students should first read the entire questionnaire and take a deep breath. Then they should first pick up the simplest questions.
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