How mentalizing when preparing for an exam

All professionals in any one point in his life had suffered an exam and pre- and post-process. Do not let nerves you win, it’s a test and your life is not at stake. So that you can achieve mentalizing, in this note we present a series of tips that they’ll be useful when you have to face your next exam. Do not miss it!

preparing for exam

Your attitude with regard to the examination
We can all take a test, but our attitude and dedication are the key factors that allow us to approve and/or make a difference. Do not worries if you lose, do not even think about the possibility, and if you not pass, it is always possible to give good results again. Looking your best attitude, always with the positive mind to face any obstacle that life puts you.

What worries you?
Avoid any kind of concern, that feeling that paralyzes us in this for things that might not happen in the future. Instead of panic, get ready for what might come. You’ll never have full control on an exam, but if you can be prepared for it, for example, will never know the questions in advance, but if you can study as much as you can to be competent for any question. Worrying makes you lose confidence and self-esteem.

Keep up balanced to be in good condition when it’s time to perform. Reach your maximum emotional stability. For that you need:

  • Stay away from conflict situations.
  • Feel optimistic.
  • Security of your abilities.
  • Do not let obsessive ideas.
  • Reaction against obstacles. Do not let you down.

Facing the exam
We will always feel anxious; and this will make us lose control of the situation affecting our attention, concentration and performance. To overcome this condition, learn how control techniques to establish a physical and mental inner balance. These are some control techniques:

Concentration skills and reduce anxiety
The relaxation techniques and breathing exercises are the most popular skills. As we know, relaxation techniques need practice to be effective. Also, breathing exercises serve to reduce fatigue, speed up the memory, attention and concentration. To achieve this, try this:

  1. Inspires air through the nose, keeping your mouth shut and raising the abdomen.
  2. Hold the air for a moment.
  3. Expires through the mouth or nose slowly, repeating the process on. The slower expel the air it will increase your well-being.

Negative thoughts are normal when we have to face an awkward situation, to the point of causing distress, anxiety or even panic attacks. To avoid such situations and eliminate bad thoughts, uses what is known as thought stopping technique. With this, we remove the negativities and increase our self-esteem. Another way to build confidence is to develop a positive image of ourselves.

The day before the test
First mistake: Spend the day before studying everything that we have not learned. This will increase the anxiety and you generate a mental block. Also, something that should be clear is that won’t learn in a few hours everything you don’t know for the exam. Instead, get up and develops as you do your routine every day. If you can not exercise, went for a walk, lie early and light eats.

The time before the test

  • Do not talk about exam
  • Avoid anxious people
  • Always remember your positive attitude.

During the examination
The memory works associatively: a fact leads to another, as is a waterfall. Therefore we recommend these steps:

  • Do breathing exercises.
  • Carefully read the test: analyzes words and expressions.
  • Do not be afraid to ask. Consultation all your doubts with the teacher.
  • Don’t start writing without making a prior scheme of what you have to write.

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