UPSC is one of the toughest exams conducted in India and require a lot of preparation. While preparation requires the student to sit for long hours to study, it also takes a toll on the student’s mental and physical health. Here are 7 things that you can do to keep yourself fit to study:
1. Drink Water
This is the most important thing which you should do to maintain your health. Drink plenty of water to just hydrate yourself because dehydration can occur when you drink a lot of coffee while staying awake during the nights. So if you hydrate yourself, then you can avoid all the soreness, headaches, and keep your skin clean from the annoying “stress acne”. Also, drinking water helps your body to detoxify your own immune system and helps them function properly. So while studying, just take a break and drink water and keep yourself away from stress.
2. Stay Active
So during the final week of the exam, you have to stay active to avoid all the problems and write your UPSC exams. Exercise makes you release endorphins, which make you happy and reduce stress. So be active- don’t sit in one place all day, try to walk or do some light exercises which will give you freshness, and your brain will work faster, the memory will be so sharp, and the lessons which you have learnt till now can be recollected, and you do not forget.
3. Study in Intervals
You should not just dump yourself by studying the entire day without any break. So if you study for one hour, take a 10 minutes break and just relax yourself. This is the most important thing you should do while studying. This will activate your brain otherwise there is no point in studying because you will forget whatever you have read for the last one hour and you have to study it from the start which is a total waste of time. This also increases your stress level because you will get a feeling that you did not read anything and there is a lot to read. So make sure to have a break. This is very good for your health.
Because of stress, a lot of students tend to stop eating because of stress. Nutritious foods help in nourishing the brain and the body and provides you with the energy of keep going. Try to take as much as vegetables and fluids so as to feel good.
5. Keep your workspace clean
You may think that there is no connection between being healthy and keeping your workspace clean? But, unfortunately, this is also one of the factors that affect your health. Cluttered spaces can bring you additional burden and stress, so keep your place clean and create a good atmosphere around you which will help you to relax and study calmly.
Another important thing is getting a good night’s sleep before the day of the exam. If you don’t take adequate sleep, your mind tends to get fudgy, leading you to get confused while remembering concepts, and you also lose focus. You will be tired, and you tend to forget what you have read for the exam. So this is one of the factors which should be avoided because most of the students study only during late nights and that too the day before the exam. Try to get at least 5-6 hours of sleep so that you can get proper rest.
7. Talk to your friends and family
This is also one of the things you should do because even though there is a lot of pressure, the day before the exam you talk to someone who cares about you a lot, they will motivate you, give you positive vibes and also helps brain function properly. So try to tell out the things which you have in your mind, and it will help a lot to stay healthy and fresh.
So these are the tips you should follow to stay healthy before the exam, and the last main important thing is you should take a deep breath, this will keep you relaxed and tension free.