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For students: on how to give stress the slip

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Monisha Anand at the workshop in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Monisha Anand at the workshop in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

If you desire happiness for a few minutes, eat a fruit. If you desire it for a few hours, watch a movie. If for a day, plan a picnic, and if for a week, go on an educational tour. But if your desire is for a lifetime of happiness, you better get down to working hard with a clear-set goal.

Such were the words of wisdom from professor and personality trainer V. Sreenathachary who had a session with Class X and Plus-Two students at a workshop on Stress Management jointly organised by The Hindu Education Plus and Roots Business School at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, King Koti here on Tuesday.

With less than two months for the exam season, students were told not to fret about it, as no examination is greater challenge than life itself. Fail in the exam if necessary, but pass in life, Prof. Sreenathachary said.

And success in life does not come by accident, luck or coincidence. It comes through sheer hard work inspired by a goal. Laziness, negligence, procrastination, lack of ambition, overeating and oversleeping hinder the realisation of dreams, and must be overcome.

Success strategies

Prof. Sreenathachary also parted with valuable suggestions about various aspects of examination-related stress. One must determine the type of learner one is, whether visual, auditory or kinaesthetic, and choose one’s context of study accordingly.

Quiet environs with fewer distractions are desirable for increased focus. Ideal time for study should not be imposed, but be left for the body clock to determine.

He asked the students to avoid diffused light while studying. Instead, opt for a table lamp or light from behind, for better focus.

Earlier in the day, Monisha Anand from Roots Business School addressed the students and advised on choosing suitable career. Skills, interests and job market should be given equal preference while choosing one’s right path, she said.

She also explained about career paths in Business Management and Marketing and in Mass Communications as offered by the business school.

A five-year integrated programme after Class X in either of these streams at the school will be topped by an Edexcel UK Level 5 course which will enable the candidates to study the final year of graduation in any chosen university in the United Kingdom, she said.

Ahead of exam season, The Hindu Education Plus seminar seeks to keep anxiety at bay


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