“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” ― Pablo Picasso
Some people love (fall in love meaning and origin) to have a daily routine, while others just (just in case definition) shudder at the thought of having a planned schedule. During times of stress and anxiety, however, maintaining a proper routine can help you feel more organized and in control. And what can be more stressful for students giving competitive exams like JEE/NEET. Students should have a planned routine which makes them self – disciplined and determined in order to achieve their goals.
Make Your Personalized Routine
The most important step is to first make a list including everything from studies to meals to taking breaks. Once you have an idea of the tasks you need to achieve, you can start creating a general outline for what you might need to accomplish each day to stay on track. Remember, each student has different capacity to study, so the amount of time (race against time phrase meaning) that you need to study will differ from the time your friend may devote to studies. So, make your own schedule and do not copy your friends.
Do not Forget the Breaks
While it’s important to get the essential tasks done, be sure to find things that you can look forward to, whether it’s playing your favorite game or watching your favorite show. Making these little bonuses a part of your routine can help you stay positive and focused when you are working on a task that you might not enjoy as much. These little breaks keep your mind fresh.
Avoid Social Media
In today’s digital era, social media has become inescapable and no matter how much you try, you tend to get attracted toward your cell phone every now and then. Whenever you are studying keep your phone away from your reach or put it in flight mode. And if you are studying online then turn off the social media notifications from your phone so you don’t get distracted in between. Avoiding social media may be difficult, but later you will realize that avoiding distractions help you in concentrating better.
Make Organized Notes
One of the main step to prepare for any exam is having good notes. Notes will help in making your schedule easier. While at the beginning you may spend too much time in making them but in long run you will realize that notes are a great way to revise and they also save a lot of your time.
As studies have shown, when you write and learn you tend to learn and remember more. Notes also help in understanding the subject better so make sure to have organized notes while preparing for any exam.
Benefits of Having a Routine
Routines play an important role in mental as well as physical health. Having a regular routine can help you:
- Lowers your stress levels.
- Forms good daily habits.
- Takes better care of your health.
- Helps you feel more productive.
- Helps you feel more focused.
- Boosts your self-confidence
For student’s attempting some of India’s toughest entrance exams, handling stress is very difficult and must be avoided at all costs. Try to avoid all the negative parameters which might disturb your mind and effect negatively on your studies. Watching useful news is important but too much of listening to opinions on the current pandemic may disturb your mind. As they say, “health is wealth”, there has never come a time for youngsters to demonstrate this saying than now. It is also said that “a healthy mind dwells in a healthy body”. So, the right practices and time-table will surely help you ace the upcoming exams, to the best of your individual abilities