Sometimes, students spiral when taking a test. They run into a difficult reading passage, or three hard math problems in a row, and they start to panic or turn negative or lose focus. It’s normal, and it’s easy to deal with. All you need to do if you’re ever in this situation is to put down your pencil and take a deep breath. Clear your head and feel your stomach expand as you inhale, then contract as you exhale. Take another breath. Then pick up your pencil and get back to work.
This short break will reset your brain and you’ll be able to focus again on your work. It’s simple, and it’s remarkably effective.
The next time you feel yourself getting upset, do a two-breath reset. You’ll be amazed at how well it works.
To your success!