Night Owls vs. Early-Morning Creatures

When should I study-during the day or during the night-is one of the most common questions asked by students. Some of you are night owls who prefer to burn the midnight oil, while some of you get up early and like to get at it in the wee hours of the morning when there is no disturbance. As to which is right and which is wrong-well, there is no one right expected to do something that goes against your nature You have to realize that you have your own peak hours of concentration and most efficient at a particular time of the day. It is during those hours that you should focus on going through as much of the syllabus as you can.
There is nothing wrong in sticking to a schedule that allows your mind to work at its best. However, you must take into account that JEE is a long and strenuous exam that starts at nine the morning and ends at five in the evening IT is exam where you have to be at the top of your game throughout these long hours. You need to train your mind accordingly. You have to make sure that your mind is attentive, alert and responsive during these particular hours. Here are a few guidelines that helped me train my mind* to be attentive during this period the day:
Never sleep during the JEE examination hours, that is, 9a.m to 5p.m If you do, the exam day will be harsh on your body and the by the second half you will be struggling to stay awake and keep your mind attentive. It important to attune your body so that it is to handle stress on the day that counts.
Skip the tea and coffee-stick to water. I have often seen people take coffee or tea before or during a long study session. It’s good to have a shot of caffeine if it boosts your concentration but often people get dependent on it and get headaches if they don’t get their timely fix. You have to take into consideration that on the final day no will serve you coffee during the exam. Also, coffee and tea cause dehydration, thereby lowering your concentration once their effect wears off. I found water to be a great beverage to keep the mind alert. Frequently sipping water ensures that you don’t feel sleepy and stay properly hydrated. Also, taking a break to drink a little water sometimes calms you down and helps you gather your thoughts (especially when you are struggling with difficult problems).
Eat after every couple of hours and eat right. Students often get so engrossed in a subject that they forget about almost everything else including meals. While it is great to have such good concentration, not taking care your glucose levels results in a decline in your performance. It’s a good idea to keep a few fruits on your study best and a few nuts (walnuts are mind boosters) in your pocket. Take a break after a couple of hours, pick up a fruit and take a stroll. Get some blood circulating and let your mind take a 10-15 minute breather.

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