Fear before exams
can develop due to several reasons both emotional and physical.
Examination fear can occur in a child due to plenty of causes -
a child who is under prepared for the exams or in children with
a nervous tendency or even in a child who is physically unwell
and this brings on the fear. hard work, intelligence and perfect
fitness, both mental and physical helps the student totally to
overcome examination fear and perform at his best. To do well in
an examination, fitness is most essential.
It is in the student’s
best interest to start taking care of his health at least two months
before the exams. No outside food should be eaten. Those students
who live in a hostel should try to eat steaming hot food (so that
bacterias are destroyed), drink hot liquids like tea instead of
cold milkshakes, juices, etc and boil their drinking water.
If you are a non-vegetarian
please minimise your non-vegetarian food intake, stop eating chocolates
and cakes, minimise fried food, decrease your coffee intake, go
slow on sweets. Because these foods have a high level of toxic
waste products like urea, uric acid, cholestrol and triglycerides
which move about in the blood and thus bring down the sharpness
of brain power.
10-12 glasses of
water at regular intervals, lots of vegetables, seasonal fruits,
grams, peanuts, a few almonds, oats (porridge) in the morning,
skimmed milk 1-2 glasses -- this should be the diet of one appearing
for an exam. Please eat small quantities at short intervals. Don’t
fill up your stomach completely because then in order to digest
the food, blood supply to the stomach has to increase. This results
in a feeling of drowsiness and lethargy.
One may not have
enough time for this but a few stretches and calisthenics, like
push-ups, sit-ups, will invigorate the lax muscles and make you
When you are physically
fit you feel mentally fit as well, but to add little sharpness
to your mental power here are few homoeopathic mind chargers
1. PHYSICAL FATIGUE
200C, 5 pills four times a day is extremely useful for a
child who really works very hard and need some help for "fitness" and
removal of mental and physical tiredness.
2. BRAIN FAG
causes burning along the spine with dull throbbing headache.
Headaches start from the base of the head, going along the spine
after every mental effort. The slightest excitement or mental
exertion brings on a headache. Burning along the spine, and weakness
in the legs and back, soreness of the muscles and joints....
these could result from continuous studying.
PICRIC ACID has
proved one of the best remedies for Brain fag. 200C, 5 pills
four times a day is the dosage.
These are generally
dwarfish children whose mind and body are weak. These children
don’t seem to grow both ways. The defective growth is both
mental and physical. The weakness of the mind may amount almost
to idiocy or imbecility.
Children who have
a low level of intelligence with mental weakness are greatly
helped by BARYTA CARB along with a nutritious diet.
BARYTA CARB 200,
5 pills four times a day is the dosage.
DUE TO FEAR :
The thought of
exams brings on nervous trembling, dullness, drowsiness and dizziness
accompanied by headache. The student complaints of extreme sleepness
with excruciating headache everytime he wants to study. This
person also suffers from anticipatory fear, which might lead
to diarrhoea and headaches.
5 pills every two hours makes you fit to study and concentrate.
5. KEEP COOL
KALI PHOS is a
great nerve tonic and nerve relaxant. When you are unusually
excited, overworked and worried, KALI PHOS 6X, 5 pills
four times a day will help you relax.
Readers are advised
that the medical advice offered in this column pertains to generalised
treatment of conditions. Kindly consult your doctor before self