Hello everyone, hope all of you are well and are focusing on your preparations for the NEET examination. In this blog, We will tell you 24 Mantras to Manage Stress and keep your preparation focussed.

1. Clear your room and your desk
    • A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind
    • More clutter less concentration
    • Impairs your ability to think and you lose focus
    • So keep it clean and tidy
2. Read something for leisure
    • Reading for pleasure can reduce stress by up to 68%
    • So feeling tense!! pick up a good book and give yourself a 10-minute reading break.
          3. Reduce your sugar intake
            • When you’re stressed, your adrenal glands release cortisol – a stress hormone – to manage it.
            • The more your sugar intake spikes, the more stressed you’ll feel
            • Reduce your sugar intake and maintain a healthy diet
          4. Reduce your phone usage
            • Overuse of mobile phones causes stress
            • Also, have a negative impact on your mental health
            • So it’s time to get smart about your smartphone
          5. Think of a happy memory
            • The natural chemical, serotonin, creates a sense of well-being and helps your brain to function at peak capacity
            • One way to produce more serotonin is to think positive thoughts.
            • When you feel stressed, think about your favourite memory
          6. Get some sunlight every day
            • Another way to increase your serotonin levels
            • Anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes of sunlight per day will help to keep your serotonin levels in the healthy range.
          7. Sing your heart out
            • Singing can soothe your tension and elevate your spirits.
            • When you sing, you release endorphins, which are associated with feelings of pleasure 
            • So if you’re trying to beat stress, sing your heart out when you’re taking a break!
          8. Learn and apply time management techniques
            • Effective time management includes getting enough rest and a good night’s sleep which leaves you feeling more energized 
            • Managing your time well helps you to avoid feeling overwhelmed, so you’ll be less stressed.
          9. Write down the things you’re worried about
            • if you take a few moments to write about your fears,  it will help to reduce your anxiety and improve your concentration
          10. Listen to quiet, calming music
            • The comforting power of music is well established, which makes music an effective stress management tool.
            • Listening to music has a relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, slowing our pulse, lowering our blood pressure, and decreasing our levels of stress hormones.
          11. Don’t multitask
            • Multitasking is bad for your health. It increases your heart rate and blood pressure and causes stress.
            • May seem like an efficient use of your time, but multitasking actually wastes time and reduces the quality of your work.
          12. Get enough sleep
            • Stress and sleep have a two-way relationship.
            • Stress can make it more difficult to fall asleep. It can even lead to sleep disorders. At the same time, getting a good night’s sleep reduces the effects of stress
            • So try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day.
          13. Use positive affirmations
            • Repeating positive affirmations is a powerful way to calm yourself down
          14. 5 positive affirmations you can try the next time you feel those stress levels rising
            • I’m becoming more focused and developing self-discipline.
            • I’m continuing to work hard and getting better at taking exams.
            • I’m enjoying the process of learning and going to perform well in this exam.
            • Learning is meaningful and fun.
            • I love the challenge of taking exams.
          15. Be kind to yourself
            • Stress weaves its way into your life when you’re too hard on yourself.
            • So ease up and give yourself a break.
          16. Exercise regularly
            • Research has shown that high-intensity aerobic exercise has positive effects on well-being.
            • Do exercise that’s enjoyable for you.
            • Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels. 
            • Find an “exercise buddy”. It’s easier to stick to a routine when you have an exercise buddy.
            • Stretching is proven to reduce tension and blood pressure.
            17. Take a short walk
              • Walking gives you time to think
              • Going for a walk with your family or friends for 10 or 20 minutes a day is a great way to unwind
            18. Do deep breathing exercises
              • Science has proven that deep breathing reduces your cortisol levels.
            19. Try aromatherapy
              • Studies have shown that these aromatherapy oils can lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and even skin temperature, as well as soothe anxiety by calming the nervous system.
              • This makes aromatherapy an effective tool to help you deal with stress
            20. Get enough vitamin C
              • Studies indicate that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) helps to reduce blood pressure and cortisol
              • The human body doesn’t produce vitamin C, so it’s vital that you consume plenty of it in your diet
              • Some sources that are rich in Vitamin C

            Guava, Pepper/Capsicum, Kiwifruit, Strawberries, Orange, Papaya, Broccoli, Tomato, Amla, Lime.

            21. Drink tea
              • Black tea has health benefits linked to stress relief.
            22. Eat dark chocolate
              • Research has shown that eating a small amount of dark chocolate every day reduces stress hormone levels.
            23. Write down 3 things you’re thankful for
              • Studies have found that expressing gratitude can lower your blood pressure, improve your sleep and boost your immune system.
              • Why not write down 3 things you’re grateful for? It could be something you take for granted, like the invention of the Internet (I’m extremely thankful for that!), or for having a loving family.
            24. Focus on progress, not perfection
              • Being a perfectionist may sound ideal, but it often causes undue stress
              • Set realistic goals instead of trying to achieve the impossible.
              • Celebrate small and big successes.
              • Learn to use words like “acceptable” and “good”, because if you always aim for “perfection”, you may not even make progress.