After long-term preparation and intense college entrance examination, candidates' various psychological needs will appear "blowout" phenomenon for a period of time after the exam, and their emotions will also fluctuate greatly. Some candidates will have different degrees of "post-test syndrome", feeling that the six gods are masterless, overwhelmed, or affected daily life due to psychological problems such as excessive anxiety.
Here are a few tips to help candidates navigate this period smoothly.
Relax moderately and don't worry too much about test scores
For candidates who have just walked out of the examination room, it is necessary to relax properly and enjoy the holiday in a healthy state. Continue to pay attention to the combination of work and rest, maintain a little tension, and consciously control mental activity, do not think about the exam and its results, but re-plan your life.
Find new goals and balance your post-exam mindset
Some candidates think that the end of the college entrance examination means that they have survived, and they have to treat themselves well and make up for years of hardship. There are also some parents who have a compensatory mentality and condone this behavior of their children. In fact, whether it is staying up late playing games, staying at home, or overeating and overindulgence, it is not a good way to relax, and finding new goals and transportation is the best reward for yourself.
Candidates can actively communicate with their parents to discuss the direction of life during the holidays. For example, taking a driver's license, learning practical skills such as computer applications, or helping parents with housework and participating in various social welfare activities are all beneficial to balance the mind after the test.
Strengthen physical activity
After intense revision and examination, coupled with lack of exercise, many candidates' physical condition has declined to varying degrees, and while paying attention to diet, they must also strengthen physical exercise to meet various challenges. For example, candidates can walk, jog, ride a bicycle, climb mountains, swim, participate in various ball games, etc., which can not only relax the tired body and mind, but also exercise their body.
Change negative perceptions and cultivate rational thinking
Some candidates may have some absolute negative concepts, such as, "I just want to go to a first-class university", "It doesn't mean anything if I don't choose a major I like", "If I can't get into university, there is no hope in life"... In fact, if you think about it, can the college entrance examination really completely determine a person's destiny? There are many channels of education, and the ways of reading your favorite schools and majors are more diverse. Even if the college entrance examination is not satisfactory, it can open up another world through postgraduate examinations, repetition, vocational education, etc.
Regardless of whether the college entrance examination results are satisfactory or not, life must go on, and it is most important to reach a reconciliation with yourself. How to go after the college entrance examination? Try to list the pros and cons of several options you face and analyze them rationally. It should be reminded that no choice can represent absolute good or bad, and if you look at the current choice from some point in the future, perhaps the good or bad will change. Therefore, it is not necessary to be too entangled in the right and wrong of the decision in front of you, and it is definitely best to listen to suggestions and experience from multiple parties and make a choice after careful consideration based on their own circumstances.
Breathe deeply and listen to music to regulate your emotions
Important unknown events tend to evoke anxiety. Candidates should learn to accept negative emotions and help themselves face and deal with them through effective means. For example, take a little time every day to do deep breathing relaxation exercises, close your eyes, inhale and exhale slowly and deeply, and focus on the breath to ensure that the whole breathing process is soothing.
In addition, with soft music, imagine the situation that makes you feel most comfortable, comfortable and relaxed, such as being by the sea, garden, wilderness, etc. This deep breath relaxation and imagination relaxation training helps to free the mind and maintain peace of mind.
Parents are a "safe haven"
After the college entrance examination, parents cannot be absent. Parents should give more understanding and comfort and play the role of "safe haven". Parents should give appropriate care according to the candidates' emotional changes, even if they do not do well, do not blame, but should be more enlightened to help candidates choose a better learning plan.
Parents can work with their children to make a life plan for this period of time, guide their children to live a fulfilling life, and arrange some family activities, such as going outdoors together to enjoy the scenery, etc. Parents should avoid repeatedly talking about the college entrance examination with their children, so as not to invisibly increase their pressure.