Journaling Before Exam Can Relieve Test Anxiety

Saw this on PBS’ NOVA recently. All it takes is making a few notes on some paper about your personal thoughts before the big test and your test grade will improve. The way they explained it on NOVA is it is similar to your computer running with too many programs open and crashing. The various lobes of your brain are usually communicating with each other and “Journaling” will “pause” that area (lobe) which “worries” thus freeing up “computing power”. I know for a fact that throughout my lifetime during “dark periods” of worry about my family, job, business, etc writing was a wonderful way to lighten the dark clouds.

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