Are you about to take a test and you are terrified? Or at least nervous? I used to be the same!
It took me some time but now I see things clearer. It’s normal to be scared, to be afraid of the outcome but how does that help you? It doesn’t!
A first step in getting over your fear is to acknowledge it. Remember, the brave aren’t the ones that are not afraid but those who are bold enough to face their fears!
First of all, it’s only a test and the more you stress about it the more difficult it would be for you to focus . And if you cant focus properly the result might be not as good as you would expect it.
Secondly , as long as you are doing your best and you give everything you have , what could go wrong ? After all, a test is only a way of evaluation but it is more important what you do know and what you are capable of. You should never let a grade define you. Anyone could have a bag day and get a bad grade, it doesn’t mean that he or she is a bad student or a poorly prepared one and the more you stress over it the more it will get to you.
Don’t over think the test, especially not on the day before you take it. You need to relax as much as you can. Try listening to music, from my experience, music always helps! Also, don’t over think your answers. Studies show that usually, the first answer that comes to your mind is the right one. The more time you spend analysing, the more you star doubting yourself and that could make your confidence go down really fast.
In conclusion, why be scared of a test as long as you know what you are capable of and you are confident in your own qualities? You are capable of anything you put your mind into all you need to do is believe in yourself.
Remember that the fear it is only inside your mind and you need to look past it. As Albert Einstein used to say: “Imagination is more important than knowledge! ” If one of the most brilliant minds in history has reached to this conclusion, who are we to argue?
I hope that my words will help you understand that you don’t need to fear a test but if you do, you don’t need to worry it’s something normal for most of us . Good luck!