1 minute meditation: Place your hand just beneath your navel so you can feel the gentle rise and fall of your stomach as you breathe. Breathe in slowly. Pause for a count of three. Continue to breathe deeply for one minute, pausing for a count of three after each inhalation and exhalation.
2 minute meditation: Count slowly from 10 to zero. With each number, take one complete breath, inhaling and exhaling. For example, breathe in deeply saying “10’ to yourself. Breathe out slowly. On your next breath, say “nine” and so on. When you reach zero, you should feel more relaxed. If not, do it again.
3 minute meditation: While sitting down, take a break from whatever you are doing and check your body for tension. Relax your facial muscles and allow your jaw to fall open slightly.
Let your shoulders drop. Let your arms fall to your sides. Allow your hands to loosen so that there are spaces between your fingers. Uncross your legs or ankles. Feel your thighs sink into your chair, letting your legs fall comfortably apart. Feel your shins and calves become heavier and your feet grow roots into the floor. Now breathe in slowly and breathe out slowly. Each time you breathe out, try to relax even more.
To sum up the whole topic of Exam Stress, simply remember the simple ROSES rule
- Revise & recap
- Organize your time and study load.
- Sleep & rest.
- Exercise & eating healthy.
- Speak your heart out to near & dear ones – whenever, wherever!
I will be writing about Frequent Ask Question By parents & student about maintaining Exam stress in my next blog.