It is that time of the year where we make #NewYear resolutions and realise we are one month in and stress is abounding. Are you starting out at a new college? Navigating the #NewNormal isolation due to Online Learning? Or perhaps, having to face looming exams?
We have lined up a cheat sheet on how you can deal with stress, stay calm and work towards winning the scholarship of your dreams. Here are our top tips:
Where Words Fail, Music Speaks
Should you study with music or without? The answer to that lies in the music influences that match your introverted or extroverted personality. At the core, the preferred music ought to calm jitters which enhances cognitive performance.
Where Flowers Bloom, So Does Hope
Plants do oxygenate the air we breathe and countless eco-therapists recommend flower-power to reduce stress. While an apple a day keeps the doctor away, with reduced carbon dioxide thanks to indoor plants surrounding our physical space, we can wave goodbye to sickies.
Chewing Gum Boosts Brain Power
Not all sugary snacks are bad for health. The act of chewing gum has resulted in faster reaction times and increased memory storage. All thanks to eight (8) parts of the brain synapses being lighted up from increased heart rate, to stomach reflexes and nerve systems.
Practice Makes Permanent
Positive visualisation and priming your mind helps too. Top astronauts to elite athletes stick close to simulations or participate in multiple inter-club competitions to master the art of switching their brain reactions when experiencing duress.