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If you “freeze” during tests and miss questions when you know the answers, you might be suffering from test anxiety. Believe it or not, a little nervousness before a test can actually help you to perform better. The butterflies in your stomach are from the extra adrenaline that can sharpen your awareness and keep you alert. However, if the tension is extreme, it can cause loss of sleep, loss of appetite, and poor performance on tests.
Ways You Can Offset Test Anxiety
- Simply tell yourself, "Stop!" Do this when your thoughts are racing and your mind is cluttered with fear and worries.
- Fill your mind with pleasant thoughts so there will be no room left for anxiety.
- Visualize success! Most of us live up to our own expectations, good or bad. If you spend a lot of time mentally rehearsing how it will be to fail, you will increase your chances for failure.
- Consider your alternatives. If you fail a test that could make you fail the course, ask yourself, “Can I accept that?” Unless everything in your life is always perfect (yeah, right), the answer will always be YES! Get your fears out into the open and face them. They are less scary that way.
- Breathe. Take deep breaths for two to three minutes.
- Exercise aerobically before the test. This reduces body tension.
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