It is the time of the year that every house hold with students starts to feel the stress and strain of the up coming exams. For some students they wish they could rewind the clock, while other students are waiting to get the exams started to test themselves. One thing for sure is the pressure is on, and everyone wants to do their best. Meditation is a great way of focusing your mind.

Here are 5 simple tips on how to keep focused for the next few weeks.

Five More Rule:

Every time you are doing a task and you want to give up just do FIVE MORE. Read five more pages, like the athletes who have to build stamina by pushing their bodies hard past the point of frustration. You can too s-t-r-e-t-c-h your brain by doing FIVE MORE and build up your focus stamina. 

One Thing At a Time.

Set a clear time as to when you are doing your revision. What time you are going to start at and finish at. Any other distractions put them on a piece of paper to do later. Then they are out of your head and you are free to do the task at hand.
Conquer Procrastination

Next time you’re about to postpone a responsibility ask yourself:

  • Do I have to do this? 
  • Do I want it done so it’s not on my mind? 
  • Will it be any easier later?

These three questions can give you the incentive to mentally apply yourself because they bring you face to face with the fact this task isn’t going away, and delaying will only add to your pressure and leave you with another thing to deal with.

Use Your Hands as Blinkers

Cup your hands around your eyes so you have “tunnel vision” and are looking solely at your textbook. Placing your hands on the side of your face blocks out surroundings so they are literally “out of sight, out of mind.” – REMOVING THE DISTRACTIONS helps you to focus on what is important now.

See As If For the First or Last Time

When you find your mind is a million miles away, focus on something in front of you. See all the shape and colour in that object, and bring your focus to what you need to do.

Wishing you the best of luck, and hoping you remember eat well,  take plenty of fresh air, exercise, keep in touch with your friends, and get a good night sleep. As I always said to my children, keep your feet on the floor, keep breathing, relax, and before you know it the exams will be over.

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