Mindless Auto thoughts can help limit stress. As humans, a lot of our day to day interactions are actually mindless thought engagements. Such as when you think of a pretty girl and all the things you want to do to her, or when you are at a restaurant and the waiter says “Enjoy your meal!” and you reply “You too!”
Some mindless auto thoughts can help reduce stress and even help you on an exam. If you selectively choose your thoughts. Music can give you that feel good vibe and make you more confident while you’re taking a test! Flooding your stream with serotonin and dopamine. Thinking about masturbation and sex during an exam can greatly limit your chances of feeling stressed during an exam, after all, we are just humans! The exam is just a test of life, and an experience as is everything. If you fill your subconscious mind with positive experiences, you are more likely to do well on your exam.
Also, if you memorize some of your notes to songs it will greatly increase the chances of you memorizing the answers that will be on your exam. Music activates several areas of the brain at once, so you’ll create a much larger neural network.
Environment can play tricks on your mind causing you to feel like the test is more serious than it actually is, especially if your walls are gray and the ceilings are high, and the carpet has brown swirls over a blue background. It can cause our subconscious mind to think that this is a very serious environment and somewhat unfriendly, it’s not colorful like in Kindergarten, which never gave any stress at all. It was all fun and games.
As well as two professors patrolling the class, just knowing that they are thinking of possibly taking your exam away can make one feel stressed and when we feel stressed we are likely to choose incorrect answers on our exam. It is best to remain calm, besides; if they are to take your exam away it is because you have finished your exam and you’re confident enough with your answers. The test is over. You see? Some people might think it’s suspecting that you have cheated and they will take your exam away, just change the scenario in your head and do not feel stressed.
Power poses can increases serotonin and dopamine. By raising your head up towards the sky which is a sign that says you are confident and is a position towards success you can increase the likeliness of doing well on your exam, it’s like a double shot of coffee. As opposed to slouching over like a hunchback and as though you have a daunting task to perform. Make yourself comfortable, make that exam your bitch.
I sometimes like to think of the professor as a raid level boss that the class has to defeat together. There is a lot of brain power between the entire class that is wasted on certain unnecessary experiences such as the thoughts we mindlessly think about, or choose ourself. Instead, we should combine our psyches for the answers that we have studied for and brainstorm! Test taking is actually like brainstorming.
Perspective helps a lot when test taking, so does the way that one acts. Don’t you see that we tend to BELIEVE the way that we ACT? What if you reflected some of your nervous energy at someone who was more confident in what they were doing and acted like them, you might just do well because you are now also acting like you are performing better.
Enjoy, and good luck on your exam!