What Should I Do When I Feel Anxiety While Studying?

By Vaishali Patidar

Anxiety comes with pressure. It is a very common emotion amongst people. Many people experience it in different circumstances. It is also common with students. They may feel restless and anxious while studying or during a test or exam. Sometimes the anxious feeling fades away as soon as the pressure subsides but sometimes it is stubborn and refuses to go away.

Anxiety can make it difficult for you to concentrate on your studies and in severe conditions it can cause sweating, shaking and breathlessness, which result in embarrassment in public. Anxiety seems to be a big problem but you can overcome it by using some of the following tips.

1) Take A Break

1) Take A Break

This is the best way to reduce anxiety. When you know that you have a lot to learn, especially before exams, you intend to study for longer periods of time which causes anxiety. You should limit your study time and should take breaks when you feel like you can no longer concentrate on your subject.

Take a break, walk in the room or in the garden, breath in some fresh air and munch on some snacks, these activities will boost your brain and will help you concentrate.

2) Relaxation Exercises

If moving around in the room does not help then you can try some practise exercises such as yoga, meditation, etc. It can help your brain to relax. Just close your eyes, think about something pleasant and you will feel relaxed and motivated.

3) Don’t Get Stressed

3) Don’t Get Stressed

One of the main reasons of anxiety is the pressure to excel. You know that you need to get good marks and to do so you have to study hard. This puts pressure on you. You keep thinking about the results. All the negative thoughts keep coming in your mind. You start thinking about what will happen if you fail in the exam or if you can't score well.

These negative thoughts drag your concentration away from studies and waste your precious time. So the best thing to reduce anxiety is to keep your mind clear of all such negative thoughts. Just be positive and stay motivated. Tell yourself that you can do it.

4) Talk To Your Friends

When you feel anxious you can talk to your friends, family, relatives or someone who can help you stay motivated. You can tell them about your worries and the difficulties you are facing while studying and they can help you through their own experiences.

5) Reward Yourself

You know you have a lot to study but what is the point to study without getting a thing in your mind? When you feel that you cannot focus anymore, just stand up and do whatever you like to do. If you like watching television, go for it. If you like playing video games, sports or any other game, you can definitely spare some time for it.

These activities will not waste your time instead they will make you feel fresh and will prepare you to focus again on your studies.

6) Stay Motivated

Remembering good things always make you feel better and confident. If you are worried about your result and if you think that you cannot do well in the exam then think about all the achievements you have gained in the past.

Remember all the trophies you won or the medals you got for doing excellent work. If you did it then, you can do it now. Just remember one thing, nothing is impossible.

Anxiety is nothing but fear to fail in something. When you conquer the fear, you conquer anxiety.

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