How to tackle Stress and Anxiety during Examinations

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Here are few tips which will surely going to help you to tackle Stress and anxiety.
One of the major factors that damage the performance of students in examinations is stress and anxiety. We are trying to put down some tips for fighting the pre-examination stress and anxiety attack!.
The first and foremost being to check if there any organic causes  to it. If you think you are anemic then the impact would be some sort of fatigue and weakness.
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Your stress and anxiety is also affected by your food, to keep all your anxiety and stress level to optimum low, you should need to eat some good nutritious food. The food should be enriched with all sort of good vitamins, proteins etc. Make some more effort to include some kind of food which helps in the development of your brain. Have some dry fruits and Nuts. Try to avoid some junk and street food.
It is been found that many students who try to concentrate on studies try to avoid food which is a huge mistake.
The students are a bad impression that cutting down there sleep and concentrate on studies. When students leave sleep and stay awake all night to study, they loose the ability to take things seriously and become over anxious.
It has been also found that consumption of cool drinks, beverages including caffeine and junk foods will boost your stress level.
Every capable student has the potential to work maximum during exams and test without wasting any of there precious time. However they seem to forget that using there brain continuously without break or rest will increase there stress level.
Study tells brain needs at least about 10-15 minutes of rest per hour of study.
Just walk out of your study atmosphere, take some fresh air, drink some water, feel free and then continue to study. That will re-energize your brain cells.
Tackling Stress : Aroma therapy is believed to be very effective. Essential oils of lavender and jasmine are known to have some stress reducing effects. Try adding five – six drops in your hot bath water else put some drops in your handkerchief and try to inhale it when you feel stress is building up or from time to time.
When you are sitting in the examination hall waiting for the paper, close your eyes and take slow deep breaths. You will instantaneously feel tension free and calmness descends on you.
Acupressure:
To calm nerves and reduce the feeling of uneasiness, place your thumb in the center of your inner wrist,, two finger widths from the wrist, massage between the two bones of your  forearm. Press firmly for couple of minutes. Repeat on the other arm. You do this while awaiting for the question paper. 
Remember, certain level of anxiety at the start of the examination is good for you as the extra adrenaline puts the brain on peak alert level. 

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