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A 3-step-guide to manage exam schedule

Our Counselling Psychologist Sheena Kalia curates a 3 Ps plan to help you manage your time during exams...

Is it exam time for you again? Is that humongous syllabus back to give you sleepless nights? Are those never ending classes and tests weighing you down? Well, here is a Teentalk organiser rushing to your rescue!

Read ahead as Teentalk’s Counselling Psychologist Sheena Kalia creates a 3-Ps plan to help you organise your time/study schedule and ace those upcoming exams…  


Organize - Use your calendar to schedule your time weekly.

Schedule Sleep - Fix a time daily and on weekends: 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Exercise - Physical activity improves sleep which will help increasing your alertness and reduce stress and boosts memory.

Ensure Eating healthy - During high stress moments the body requires adequate nutrition to gain energy.

Practise & Revise


Be Specific - Make a to-do list. Ensure higher priority tasks are completed first.

Grade your task according to priority and then break up the tasks. Divide larger tasks into smaller more manageable chunks and then take up one task at a time. You will soon realize you have managed a big task efficiently.

Anticipate deadlines - Plan ahead for crunch times (high stress periods like midterms/finals/boards)- Plan for extra study time.

Practise & Revise


Prime Time - Choose the time you are most productive (Morning/noon/evening/night) for preparing difficult subjects first. Save easier subjects for other times in the day.

Prime Location - Where are you most focussed (home/ room/class or other quiet places). Make the place inviting enough so you look forward to starting to study.

Take adequate breaks - It will help you in retaining information better.

Tell time - Never overestimate or underestimate the actual time taken for a task.

Practise & Revise

If you have any question regarding the schedule above or need help following it, do write to our counsellor at expert@teentalkindia.com

Do tell us in the comments below, how this time management grid worked for you. You can also write to us about any other query, feedback, issue that you may have.


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5 ways to deal with procrastination

Need to get things done, skip procrastinating and see your to-do-list complete.
Nishtha JunejaTeentalkindia Content Writer

We’ve all been there! We have loads of stuff to finish but we are busy daydreaming or staring blankly at the wall in front of us. Those five minutes become thirty minutes, it then becomes two hours and it does not take much time for it to become the entire day.

Here are five things you can do to avoid falling into the trap of procrastination.

1. Do the thing you are dreading first thing in the morning

It is a proven that energy levels are highest early in the morning. Making the task you’ve been postponing as your priority and finishing it will give you ample time to tackle the remaining tasks. For example: study the subject you hate first thing in the morning.

2. Divide and finish an overwhelming task
If you have a major project to finish, and you’re totally freaking out over it, try this simple technique. Divide the entire project into segments. Deal with one segment at one time. Once you’ve finished with a segment, treat yourself with a bar of chocolate or listen to a song that you like. Once you’re fresh again, focus on the next segment.

3. Review your task list over lunch
Half the day is over by lunch time. When you’ve filled your belly, sit and evaluate all the tasks that have been done and all that are remaining. If you did not achieve much in the first half, worry not, make yourself hot chocolate, pick a task and try to finish it. Like they say, something is better than nothing!

4. The 10-minute challenge
Give yourself ten minutes to complete a task at hand. The human mind works well when it is challenged. The feeling of finishing the task will over overshadow the dread you were feeling before starting it. After ten minutes, you will feel proud of yourself for attempting the task, and feel satisfied that you completed it. Repeat this technique often.

5. Play music or eat while doing the task
Simple things like listening to your favourite list while solving Mathematics problems or eating Lays while reading English can help you get your focus back on the task at hand.

Hope these techniques helped. If you feel you want to connect to an expert, you can email us at expert@teentalkindia.com.

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