The midterm mantra
Eat, exercise, sleep and study. It’s that time. Pedal to the metal. Rubber meets the road. Hammer time. Midterm exam season is here and, along with it, test anxiety for many. That’s normal. But there ARE a few things you can do to lessen the stress. Skip lots of candy; sugar-laden and caffeinated soda, coffee and tea; and fatty foods. Eat healthy fruit and veggie snacks and several small meals a day instead of loading at one or two big ones. Break up library sessions and study time with stretches and a short walk or a gym break. For some people, working with a study partner can help. I can tell you from experience that all-nighters rarely yield the expected benefit. I tried pulling one in college, fell asleep sometime in the wee hours of the morning, and missed an exam. Unforgiveable. Plus most minds are not wired to download a lot of information and retain it when the body is sleep-deprived. If you’ve worked hard and studied consistently over the past several weeks, your efforts should pay off. Good luck.
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