Exam Stress

Exam is comming~!!

How can I de-stress?

Learning how to relax is crucial. Straightforward, effective, self-help techniques are going to be very helpful in the run-up to the exams, and even when you’re sitting in the exam room.

Breathing techniques
Stress can make you start breathing with quick, shallow breaths and make your heart beat faster than usual. If this happens, sit down somewhere comfortable, if possible. Place one hand on your stomach and check how quickly you are breathing. If it’s one breath every couple of seconds, take a deep breath and start counting steadily. Breathe out slowly and try to get the last of the breath out on about five seconds. Carry on doing this
until you are doing it naturally.

Relaxation routine

  • Close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply
  • Locate any areas of tension and try to relax those muscles; imagine the tension disappearing
  • Relax each part of the body, from your feet to the top of your head
  • As you focus on each part of your body, think of warmth, heaviness and relaxation
  • After 20 minutes, take some deep breaths and stretch

Physical activity

Regular exercise is an excellent way of coping with stress. As little as 10 or 20 minutes a day spent walking, cycling, or at the gym can make a big difference. (See The Mind guide to physical activity for more information about the benefits.)

Sleep

If you’re tired, worries can get blown out of proportion. If you’ve been finding it difficult to get to sleep, try cutting down on stimulants (tea, coffee and alcohol, for instance) and make sure you have time to unwind before bed. A warm bath, with perhaps some added aromatherapy oils, can help. Some people feel very stressed about not getting enough sleep. It’s worth remembering that people can still function very well without any sleep for short periods of time.

 

 

6 Tips to Beat Final Exam Stress

1. Avoid stressful people.

2. Eat healthy and exercise.

3. Just say no to are the people who want to take up your time.

4. Force yourself to take breaks.

5. Visualize it all going right.

6. If you’ve studied all you can, get up your confidence!

 

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Greyson Chance

Greyson Chance Talks About His Desire To Work With Ariana Grande

Pop sensation Greyson Chance doesn’t have any release information for follow-up to his first album Hold On ’till The Night yet but he has recently expressed his desire to work with Victorious’ Ariana Grande. In a recent interview with Popstop News, he talked about music and more. We got the video for you below.

The video clip is pretty short and though he seemed a tad shy in the video, he wasn’t show about which mega-star he likes better(Lady Gaga or Britney). Overall, this video was interesting but I think they should have showed more face time with Greyson.

Chance and Grande have worked together for other projects in the past including a music video and a stage performance. Grande played Chance’s ex-girlfriend in the video for “Unfriend You”. They also shared the stage for a special performance(video below).

It sounds like the talented teens are good friends, so I think that we can expect a song collaboration from these two in the near future. Would you like to see them work together? Is there any other artist or band you’d like Greyson Chance to work with? I personally would love for Greyson to write a song with Lady Gaga.

Find out more about Greyson Chance.

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Chong Wei: Thomas Cup squad may struggle to qualify

KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has delivered the cold hard truth regarding Malaysia’s Thomas Cup squad: “We are simply not good enough.”

Besides four-time Thomas Cupper Chong Wei, the other men’s singles in the squad are Liew Daren, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and the surprise recall of KLRC’s Mohd Hafiz Hashim in second singles.

The men’s doubles will have Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah, Hoon Thien How and Teo Kok Siang.

Thien How and Kok Siang are only just recovering from injuries.

Read all about it: Lee Chong Wei posing with his book ‘Dare to be Champion’ at the Kuala Lumpur Sports Arena.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong have traditionally delivered the goods but they have been troubled by poor form lately, with the latest embarrassment being a second round exit in the Malaysia Open at the hands of fourth ranked Korean pair Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang.

The second doubles of V Shem-Khim Wah too have been finding consistency hard to come by, in particular the latter and the pair could be split up in order to pair V Shem with Kok Siang.

It is, however, in men’s singles that Malaysia’s lack of depth has been severely exposed and the recall of Hafiz sums it all up.

And Chong Wei, fresh from winning his eighth Malaysia Open title, admitted that the current squad is definitely weak, but he is ready to shoulder the burden.

“This year is certainly a big one with the Olympics in July being my main priority,” said the 29-year-old Penangite.

“The Thomas Cup squad is definitely weak and we may struggle to qualify but as the senior player in the squad, I am ready to shoulder the responsibility of leading the team.”

The Thomas Cup qualifiers will be held in Macau next month.

Chong Wei, who also won the Korean Open earlier this month, added that winning a third straight All England title would represent his best possible start in the year but it will not be easy.

“Winning in Korea and the Malaysia Open last week has certainly raised my spirits and confidence and it would be nice to win the All England for the third time.

“But it won’t be easy because the Chinese players have been studying my game and will certainly bounce back stronger,” Chong Wei said after the launch of his autobiography titled “Dare to be a Champion” at the Kuala Lumpur Sports Arena.

“The title of the book is supposed to tell a message that even though I’ve tasted numerous defeats in my career, I never give up.

“It also documents my journey from the junior level to where I am today. Hopefully, it will inspire the younger players to strive and perform better.”

Among the guests of honour at the book launch were National Sports Council (NSC) director general Datuk Zolkples Embong, National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz and former Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

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Ballet~!!

Ballet is one of the world’s most graceful dance styles. Ballerinas spend years in training, striving to perfect their technique.How much do you know about ballet?

Becoming a Ballet Dancer:

Maybe you want to become a professional ballet dancer, or maybe you’re curious to try a few moves. Perhaps your child is begging to take ballet lessons. Ballet is fun no matter how old you are or what goals you wish to accomplish through ballet. Becoming a ballet dancer can be as simple as practicing moves in your bedroom, or as complex as becoming a major dancer in a ballet company. All ballet dancers have one thing in common: a love of the grace, beauty and discipline of ballet.

Ballet Shoes and Dancewear:

Probably the most important part of a ballet dancer’s equipment is ballet shoes. After several years of proper training, some female ballet dancers wear pointe shoes to make them appear lighter and more delicate. Ballet dancers wear tights and leotards to class and rehearsals, as tight, form-fitting clothing is best for dancing. Tutus, or ballet skirts, are usually reserved for performances and recitals.

The Basics of Ballet:

The basic positions and techniques of ballet were developed long ago. Over the centuries, choreographers have revised the classical techniques, but the basic positions have remained the same. When you begin learning the steps and poses of ballet, you will realize that most of them have French names. King Louis XIV of France started the first ballet school, the Royal Academy of Dance, in 1661. Most of the French terms have been carried throughout the years.

Dancing on Your Toes:

Ballet dancing is known for its grace and elegance, as ballerinas seem to glide across the stage almost effortlessly. Ballet dancers strive to appear tall and light on their feet. Female dancers raise themselves even higher by going up on their toes with pointe shoes. Pointe shoes make it possible for ballerinas to dance on the tips of their toes.

 

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