20 Jan How to Manage Difficult Emotions Before Exams
We feel different stressful emotions before exams and it is difficult to manage these emotions in high-stress situations. So what do we do when we are feeling these emotions? RMCC provides you with some quick tips to manage these emotions:
Before you begin any activity, please listen to some calming music for the first 5 minutes. Meanwhile, take a blank A4 size paper and place it on a sturdy surface. Close your eyes, listen to the soothing music, and start scribbling gently on the paper for the next 30 seconds. Open your eyes and see if the shape drawn resonates with you in some way and what do you think it could mean. If you can’t come up with anything, it’s okay, just continue doing this for the remaining time. Remember that your drawings need not be perfect and are just mediums for you to express yourself.
When you are experiencing worry, you could:
Draw lines on paper. They don’t need to be straight or perfect but try keeping your hand in control. It helps you focus on the present moment.
When you are feeling stressed, you could:
Draw nature drawings
When you are experiencing anxiety, you could:
Draw circles, it helps you focus on the present moment. Keep drawing them again and again.
When you are feeling angry, you could:
Imagine yourself sitting by a beautiful stream. Now let your thoughts emerge. Like how leaves move in a stream, imagine all your angry thoughts are now placed on the leaves and watch them float away. Instead of now seeing them from the inside, you will now see them from an external source. It helps in gaining perspective.
When you are doubting yourself, you could:
Build a self-esteem tower for yourself. Keep adding positive statements one above the other which could include talents, skills, strengths and achievements. This will help you in feeling confident,
When you are feeling sad, you could:
Use your fingers and paint something.