If you’re like me, these are some of the things you will be experiencing for the next few weeks:
Accelerated hair loss due to an increase of self inflicted strain placed on the follicles…
Blood vessels of the sclera becoming more pronounced and numerous….
Blood pressure rising from an increase in caffeine consumption….
Inability to partake in REM sleep for more than a few hours a day….
Seeking out viable sources of procrastination….
If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms, then just like me, you are suffering from what I like to call Exam Season Fever. There is no permanent cure for this disease, but it is possible to maintain psychological coherence by creating a balanced studying schedule. Here is a list of just some of the things you can do to stave off the worst of these systems:
1. Stress Ball: You can buy one of make it yourself, but either way a stress ball will prevent you from putting unnecessary strain on your hair.
2. Blink!: When looking at your computer screen, remember that your eyelids are there to prevent your eyeballs from drying out, and it only takes a fraction of a second to use them. Unless there are angel statues on your screen, in which case you need to keep your eyes open and call The Doctor.
3. Alternative Drinks: It’s not easy to sit still when you’re veins are pumping more caffeine than blood. Try some less caffeinated beverages, like hot chocolate or green tea if you really need a temporary energy ‘pick me up’.
4. SLEEP!: The brain cannot function properly without adequate sleep, so no matter how much you want to keep studying, repress those feelings and conk out for the night. I myself set a study limit where I don’t study past 11pm, because that’s when I become unable to retain anything I read. This is different for everyone, obviously.
5. Prioritize: It’s okay to have fun, even during exam time, but there’s a time for fun and a time for mental stimulation. Try alternating between study and other activities to fulfill your social needs and to avoid having your brain implode from the weight of all that stress.
If you have any other useful tips for studying, feel free to leave them in the comments. Otherwise, good luck with your exams everyone. I shall try to continue posting on a daily basis, but do not be alarmed if I miss a day or two or more.
That’s all for today. Keep calm, cool and collected, and as always, happy reading!