1. Be prepared!
Learn your material thoroughly.
2. Choose a comfortable location for taking the test.
Good lighting and minimal distractions are key.
3. Allow yourself plenty of time.
4. Get a good night’s sleep.
5. Eat something before the test.
Fresh fruit and vegetables reduce stress.
Avoid fried foods, chocolate, carbonated soft drinks, snack foods (chips), red meat, and sugar.
6. Avoid thinking you need to cram just before the test.
1. Face Your Fears - What exactly are you worried about? Write down your fears, put a name to them, and they will suddenly become less powerful. “Write your worries in the sand and watch how long they stay there.” (Wayne Dyer)
2. Trust Your Intuition - Trust the little voice in your head that tells you to do or not do something. Listen to it, obey it, and start giving yourself more credit for how smart you are.
3. Walk It Out - Walking is one of the best stress relievers you can practice. Do not think or plan or worry, just walk. Take a walk before the test. You will feel better.
4. Eat Brain Food - Your brain needs Omega-3 (found in most fish) to function at its best. Eating eggs can enhance your memory and minimize fatigue.
5. Realize that People Are Not Staring - People really are not as focused on your clothes or overall looks as you think. People are too concerned with themselves to notice other people which is a good thing - one less worry!
The Palming Method
Tensing & Differential Relaxation Method