If you are someone, who has Examinophobia, then this article is for you. In this article, you’ll learn how you can gradually reduce your fear of tests and exams with the help of Mindfulness Practices. So if you start to get nervous before or during the exams, Mindfulness can help you.
Before we start, let me tell you that it is a very common phenomenon among students especially when an important exam is just around the corner. But we all know that it is very terrible as it affects one psychologically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. In fact, if we talk about some facts, it is a very well-known fact that Albert Einstein was also the one who suffered from exam fever when he appeared for an entrance or any type of exam for that matter.
And to be honest, when I was in school, I used to skip my class tests too by pretending to be ill or unwell. But today, I regret how I approached the situation, and instead of getting over it, I tried to cover or ignore it and it didn’t help the problem. I wish that I could talk to someone who could help and understand, but unfortunately, there was no one who could understand, and if there were people who understood, they didn’t have the solution.
And as per some latest survey, there are around 66% of students who admitted that their parents pressurize them for better academic performances, and the pressure leads them to stress. We all know that too much pressure isn’t a good thing and it only makes things worse in the long run. So, rather than pressurizing, why don’t we try the art of persuasion, it can be a good thing as it motivates the students to knuckle down and work even harder.
Exams and tests can make our stress alarms go odd, which can stop students from performing their best and achieving what they are capable of. Hence, it is advisable to address it and bridge the gap before it gets out of control.
In most cases, stress which is caused by the fear of failing in exams and tests can reduce one’s overall productivity and performance. But, it can also be caused by the below-mentioned factors, which are as follows:
- Low motivation levels
- Lack of proper planning and preparation
- High expectation from parents and teachers
- Competition from peers, etc.
Note: Remember, competition is healthy to a point where it fuels you to perform your best, but when it starts to get to your head, you have to do something about it or seek professional help in case of need.
This is why, in this article, we will explain to you how you can use mindfulness to reduce your fear of tests and eliminate any exam stress you might be having.
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Overcoming Fear of Tests with Mindfulness Based-Systematic Desensitization:
Note: Refer to the above-mentioned slides to reduce your fear of exams and tests with Mindfulness.