So I was wondering what do people do to sleep better before the day of exam? Has anything worked for you? I usually tend to get really nervous before the day of exam and barely manage to get any sleep..
So how does one overcome this problem?
One thing that we usually recommend to our students is to stop studying 2 days before the test. Spend the last 2 days relaxing and carrying on with stuff that you do regularly. Whether it is reading, watching TV or hanging out with friends, do whatever is needed to unwind.
Spend the week prior to the test just going over the notes you've made during your preparation. Refresh your fundamentals and the concepts that you usually tend to go wrong on. Don't take any tests during this week as this might unduly stress you out.
Do not picture "What if?" scenarios.
I know this is easier said than done - but imagining what may go wrong on the test is never a good idea. Don't add any unnecessary pressure on yourself!
Last, but not the least - take a deep breath and tell yourself that the GMAT is just an aptitude test. It is not the beginning and end of your world. Life will go on irrespective of the outcome of the test! (though it may feel like the biggest thing in the world now, 5 years from now, you won't even remember what this felt like! Trust me!
I don't think I have shared any short-cuts to get good sleep - but just some changes in the way you approach the test will definitely help you handle it better. ALl the best!
Gowri N Kishore
Gowri N Kishore
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