In the morning, or rather after getting up, you set the course for the rest of the day with your first steps. You either start active and motivated and then tackle your tasks with a lot of energy, or you start stressed and in a bad mood and rush from appointment to appointment.
So, it’s your habits that decide how your day goes. And on days when you have an important exam coming up, your morning routine will help determine how well you do in that exam. With these 7 steps, you can start the day perfectly
Of course, you need to find your unique routine and build the habits that work for you as an individual. The following tips work quite well. Just do a bit of testing and then decide which points suit you best.
The first thing you should do when you wake up is drink. Namely water. No coffee, no cola, just water. It sounds stupid, but after 6-8 hours of sleep without drinking it is important to start the day dynamically. If you provide your dehydrated body with enough water (about 0.5 liters) first thing in the morning, you will refill your stores and get going faster.
Short Sports Session
Speaking of getting going: A short exercise session in the morning can work wonders for the rest of the day and will ensure that your circulation is on point. In addition, you get a small sense of achievement and are happy that you have done something for yourself and your health.
Don’t overdo it and start small: 15 minutes jogs, 10 push-ups, or 20 sit-ups. That is enough. The main thing is that you work up a sweat and challenge your body.
You must eat sensibly and provide your body with the right nutrients before your exam. Only then will you have enough energy and be able to concentrate optimally. You don’t have to take half an hour to set the table and prepare an egg for breakfast. It’s not about celebrating your breakfast, but about very pragmatic food intake that gets you ahead.
When it comes to an exam, your mental attitude is at least as important as your physical condition. With the right mindset, you are much more successful in stressful situations and make wrong decisions less easily.
Therefore, try to get in the mood for your exam in the morning before your exam. Remind yourself of your previous successes and make yourself aware of what you have already achieved. Don’t think of a bad thing, like an unfinished essay, you can always get yourself a paper writer to complete it. You are already a bit worried and thinking about unfinished tasks will not influence you positively.
My routine before the exam always includes a brief review of the subject matter. But. For real. Just. Short. Just quickly review your summary and skim the key points. No details, no background information. Only the most important. So close to your exam, the in-depth study won’t get you any further anyway. So, only get a rough overview of the material and don’t get bogged down in the details.
After you’ve skimmed through your papers one last time, now comes the hardest part of that morning routine: rest. Before you leave your room and go to the exam, take 5 minutes, sit comfortably and calm down. Take a deep breath, organize your thoughts and relax. Try not to think about your exam and all the stress but reinforce your positive thoughts.
Never leave the house with a long face and drooping corners of your mouth. Especially not when you’re on your way to an exam. Be positive about it. Be happy. Not about the exam itself, but about the fact that you face the task and grow beyond yourself and get better with every step. Even if you’re scared or excited: smile.
With these 7 steps you can build a strong morning routine that will ensure that you start your exam day perfectly:
- Drinking water
- Short sports session
- Have breakfast
- Positive thinking
- Short repetition
- Calm Down
In stressful situations, it is helpful if you can fall back on patterns and habits that give you support. Therefore, try to develop a suitable morning routine for yourself that will help you during your studies and strengthen you before exams. Then you have at least one less worry before your next exam.
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