Counsellor's Advice: Before Your R-E-S-U-L-T-S!

April 08, 2009

By Neeru Gaba

I often ask myself -- what feelings do most students experience before getting their results? Nervousness, anxiety, fear of failure?

Then one day, I noticed people buzzing about like bees, to catch a snapshot of a cricket match on TV. The batsman played a tough spin and fell under the scrutiny of the third umpire.

Some people in the crowd shut their eyes. A few others folded their hands and froze in silent prayers. Sounds familiar? As a student, I went through something similar too -- during exams. Well, in the case of the match, there was one person who switched off his thinking brain while the umpire came to a decision: the batsman.

Exam time is tough students. But what's tougher is the post exam period; that endless wait for R-E-S-U-L-T-S. It's a rollercoaster ride with students experiencing many mixed emotions.

In extreme cases, you may have a panic attack. Well, an early diagnosis can help you cope, better.