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Test Taking Strategy to Improve Focus?

I read a really interesting article the other day about a neat method that kids and adults can use when they are having anxiety-induced ADD or ADHD because of a test and the jitters that they feel about doing well or poorly on it.

A study found that if people just sat down and wrote about their anxieties and fears of doing poorly on a test several hours prior to the test, this mere act alone helped them to close the doors on the anxiety so their brains had “more room” so to speak, to focus on the test at hand.

This allowed people to use the writing as a sort of data and fear-dumping therapy so they could then focus mainly on just the test and studying for it.  It’s interesting to note that people often can manipulate their brains and their thoughts this way.

Simply writing things down often helps people get rid of bad thoughts and memories, to let them go, maybe to forgive someone or themselves, and to let go of generally bad karma so you can move on with your life in a productive manner.

Many people swear by keeping diaries where they can pour out their inner most thoughts, fears, private ruminations, and other very private and deeply held thoughts, so that they can sort of free themselves of them. There is definitely something about the act of writing itself that helps one free up their mind for other more constructive purposes.

Also, as you know, we’ve been talking a lot about anxiety and also about attention deficit disorder and how herbal remedies for focus can really help you to slow your mind down and be able to think and focus on a task at hand for several hours instead of always being interrupted by your own random thoughts and fears.

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