6 Things to normalize about a student’s life

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6 Things to normalize about a student’s life

Confusions, failures, and victory are a part of a student’s life. There are days in a student’s life that are rough on the other hand there are days that are pretty. A student lives them all with the same enthusiasm if society supports them. The education system has been hard for the students so far. However, we hope that the scenario will change when the government will implement NEP.Remember the movie ‘3 Idiots’? The principal aka ‘virus’ in a student’s life believed that life is a race and one should win that anyhow. Yes, we agree that there is a lot of competition in today’s world and we should keep ourselves ready for it. But, that is not it. We are all running a marathon and not everyone can stand first. But, all the participants achieve a milestone that satisfies their purpose and that is completely OK. Hence let’s normalize some things in a student’s life too. Here’s what you should normalize.Gap Year: So much stigma if a student has a gap year. It’s completely OK, to take a gap, look for the interest or invest in passion and then carry on with the education. No one knows what major plans may be coming up in the student’s life. Let’s try to normalize a gap year in a student’s life. It is very much OK if they have it.Changing stream: When a student tries to change a stream of education; the majority of parents and other relatives jumps to a conclusion that it was a waste of time. Do you think so? Well, we would say that it is not a waste of time. But an understanding where a student knows himself better than before. It is their struggle and they have the right to do it with dignity. Lend them support rather than pulling down their confidence.Repeating a year: Why do we take failure as an end of life? Why can’t parents support their child if he/she has failed? It is very normal. At times, even parents fail in understanding their kids. A topper may fail in taking the right business decision. Failure can happen at any time. So, if a student fails and is repeating a year, it is OK. Help them stand up to this failure. Support them and motivate them.Average or poor performer: Some students pay complete attention and work hard to secure some average marks. Respect their hard work. Not everyone can top exams. Even the average or poor performer will do something achievable in life. Wait for their time to come. As far as they are putting their efforts, performance must be kept secondary.Financial management: Here is a request to some students who drag their friends out of love to a field trip or study tour. You never know how their parents are putting up for their education. They are probably just managing their child’s education. Hence, stop bothering such students.Relationships: It is not the right age to fall in love, says many. Ok, so, what is the right age to come into a relationship? Can anyone say that? It is not bad to have a relationship but students must see to it that they don’t get distracted because of it. If they are in a relationship then don’t make them feel that they are wrong. It is quite possible that with the support of parents, they will think twice before taking any hasty decision.We must start thinking in a different direction now when it is about a student’s life. What we have been doing for the past so many years, we must change now. Let’s start to normalize these things in a student’s life and be a support to them.The Collegebol platform is here to guide you and help you in clearing out any confusion. You may follow us on our social media pages and keep checking our article section to know more about such facts and changes.

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7 tips to detox your mind and feel peace

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7 tips to detox your mind and feel peace

Add, lemon, mint, and cucumber in water, keep it overnight and drink the next day morning, it will detox your body. Did you try this for your good health? It’s a health tip you can try.We all learn ways about detoxifying our bodies but do we do that for our minds? The pandemic has made us all learn many things. Some tried baking, cooking, technology skills, and much more than we can mention here. However, we still felt a mental clutter. Don’t you agree with it? Therefore, it is necessary to detox the mind and feel the peace. Mental health is as much important as physical health. Hence, take some time out for your mental peace and try these 7 useful tips that will detox your mind.Meditation: there is no doubt that meditation keeps your stress away. The deep breathing technique and concentration will help you in keeping your mind peaceful. Try to meditate as early in the morning as possible. Initially, you will feel difficulty in focusing but not stopping is the key.Chores: engaging yourself in doing household chores is the way to live in present. They say no, ‘An idle mind is devil’s workshop’. If you do nothing then you will keep thinking about what your past was like or what will happen in the future, which is not in your hand. Hence, help in daily chores even for a short time. It will keep you away from overthinking and detox your mind.Reduce screen time: one way that the mind has a detox is having a lot of screen time. Everyone from the younger to older generation involves themselves in screen time either through phone or TV. But that is the way your mind gets cluttered. Hence, involve yourself in productive activities rather than indulging in screen time. Just give it a try, reduce your screen time and detox your mind.Constant gratitude: it is good practice to be thankful for all that you have. However, it is bad practice to keep yourself unhappy over things that you don’t have. The little act of being thankful for the smallest of things will keep you in a happy state. Gratefulness is the element that you must add to your lifestyle and detox your mind.Volunteering: the pleasure that you get when you do something good for others is beyond words. You can join some organizations or NGOs that need volunteers. It is OK to spend some number hours only during the weekend for others. Have you done that earlier? Why not try? We are sure that you will feel peace within and it will help you detox your mind.Junk journaling: practice writing daily. Put your emotions, frustrations, activities, thoughts, or anything in a diary. You can write about a mundane conversation with yourself. Writing for self indeed makes your mind peaceful because that is the way you can keep peace within.Regular breaks: If there’s too much to study, take a break for doing something else. If your work is over engaging then leave that for a while and just do nothing. It is important to come out of monotonous activity and take a break. It will make you relaxed, and happy and detox your mind.The Collegebol platform is meant for students. We are here to help you clear your confusion or motivate you through our article section. Mind detox is as much important as good health. You must look after yourself physically and mentally.Hey, if you are in a state where detox is required, try these tips and keep yourself HAPPY!

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4 activities that kill productivity

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4 activities that kill productivity

Some students fail to be productive. Many unfavorable activities kill productivity. Especially when students have passed most of their time home during the pandemic; their chances of becoming inactive and spending time in unwanted activities have increased. All the adults and students know about the activities that kill productivity but still carry on doing them because they are probably enjoying it. However, there are also some sets of students who have utilized this time of pandemic and have learned new things.Well, just to bring it to your notice, here are the names of these 4 activities that kill productivity. We are sure that you know them but we are here to name them.Social media obsession: Teens and young adults are spending too much time on social media these days. Some of them make a post for each of their activity on social media with fancy hashtags and captions. And, what is all this for? Well, only to gain attention and become popular. However, if social media is put to use correctly; it also helps in generating income. But unfortunately, most teens are using various apps and platforms only to pass their time.We would urge the youth of today to focus on activities that do not kill productivity. Distraction is easy but with focus, there’re many things that you will achieve.Looking for a comfort zone: You will find peace and solace when you are in your comfort zone. But is that what you want? Remember, nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without hard work and dedication. All great achievers have moved out of their comfort zone to become what they are today. There is no progress or learning when you are at ease. If you want to achieve your goal then you have to make your way out of the coziness that you are in. So, what are you waiting for? Wake up and keep moving until you reach your goal.Gossiping and chattering: How much time do you spend on your phone talking about something that is of no use to you? If you are spending your time gossiping then it is a waste. Well, everyone knows that gossiping yields no result yet most of us indulge in doing it. Instead, let’s focus on doing something that will lead to some good results. Gossiping just kills productivity. We can just utilize that energy in doing something that will give us a good outcome.Keeping idle: When you sit idle means you are watching TV, Phone playing games, or doing something that does not take you anywhere. They say an idle mind is a devil’s workshop. It is true. You run out of ideas and creativity if you stay idle. If you are active then only you can generate newer ideas that will take you towards personal growth. Only relaxing like a couch potato is not good for health either. Therefore, find some activity that will help you in finding your path and fulfill your dreams.When you waste time, you kill productivity. The above-mentioned are some of the habits that are hurdles in your way to success. Ensure that you do not entertain these habits. If you think other habits kill the productivity of an individual then do let us know in the comment section below.

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6 things teens must do

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6 things teens must do

Teens these days obviously know what they should do; well we still thought of them. The pandemic has kind of ruined the routine for a long time now. The younger generation cannot survive without catching up with their buddies. They want to go to school or college/ university because that is what keeps the spark alive in them. However, the prevailing situation had made them sit within the four walls and walk out only if necessary.If you are a teen or if you know someone who is a teen then this article is for them. We thought that when we talk so much about tips and careers; we should also talk about some genuine things that a teen should do. After all, staying happy is the key. So, let’s get started.Refresh your brain: Just as your body gets tired, so does your brain. It is easy to get bored without company and a monotonous routine. So, you must stimulate your brain. There’s not much that you need to do. It is as simple as playing games or sorting out puzzles. Just keep your brain busy with refreshing activities. It will not only help in boosting your mind power but also help in retaining your memory.Know yourself: Self-understanding and acting accordingly are very important. Spend some ‘me time. Try to know yourself better. We call it connecting with self. With the busy life that you were leaving; you never got time to know your passion or likes and dislikes. This is the time to discover you.Get better each day: It is not possible for anyone to change overnight. Even a flower does not bloom in a day’s time. You must know about your transition of mind and gradually you can try to make yourself better each day. Do one good thing every day and within a years’ time, you will see a new and a better version of yourself. Self-improvement is better than ceasing.Desire to discover: Curiosity is what all human beings must have in them. If you are not curious about when, why, and how then you will stop to learn. If you want to learn, kill your fear and climb the stairs of success, then curiosity is a must.Refrain yourself from the unwanted competition: You are on this Earth to do your bit with complete dedication. You are not here to win a race. Therefore, stop being a part of the competition. There are many career options to choose from. You can select the one that interests you rather than go with the one where the flock of sheep goes. Remember, you are different from others. Look at things from different angles and you will definitely figure the best for you.Surround with positivity: We emphasize keeping yourself positive. Surround yourself with people who can build a positive aura. It is not everyone’s cup of tea. Teens should be with people who will push them to go beyond their boundaries. Connect with people who can lift you up with their words or who are inspirations. Such a company of people will always help you in making you walk the extra mile.So, what do you think of these tips for teens? If you have anything to add to this list, do write in the comments below. We are happy to know something more from you. You can also connect with us from here. Take care and stay safe.

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Things we didn’t know made us Happy

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Things we didn’t know made us Happy

We take some things too seriously and ignore things that matter. Finding our passion, we left our happiness behind. Life is how you lived, not how much. There are zillions of little things around which fetch you happiness, take a moment to notice them. Let’s take the reverse journey from study pressures and future plans to find bliss in little moments. Gardening: Living amongst greens is an adventure. Every morning you have something to execute; trimming bushes, watering plants, clearing flower beds, and talking to plants. Don’t tell me you don’t talk to your plants!! Well, it sounds crazy but they are better listeners than your best friend. Knitting: It’s a practice you can’t stop once you start. Do you wonder why your dadi/nani was hooked to it? It’s addictive! It’s peaceful and not as easy as it seems. Try if you can make cute stuff along with treating your soul with a break.Daily baths: Baths seem like an ordinary routine we prefer to skip in winters but if you notice, it really calms you down and releases happy hormones. You won’t be able to stick to your negative thoughts when you shower.  Face Time: No phones allowed!! Just sitting with people and jamming to old songs sounds so filmy! But well, that’s where you really can tell that you are happy.  Polymer clay: All of us have had this tool of happiness once in our childhood. Those colors and our inner artist showered us with unbeatable comfort. This tool still works! We just think it’s too kiddish to try.A new pen pal: I remember writing my best friend’s name in every letter I practiced in middle school. That friend is just a text away but I still try to mail her a letter at times. Trust me it’s a must-try!! Surprise your best friend or find a pen pal online.  Making the soup: It’s no secret we love soup. The entire process: the chopping, the simmering, the seasoning, and, of course, the sipping. There is something deeply soothing and enriching about warm broth full of veggies. Healthy for the body and mind too ;)Scrabble: It passes hours without realizing when you get going with scrabble with your favorite person. Next time you play it, do not forget to fight over “ That’s not even a word!” That light argument is a mandatory part of the game. There’s an idea, central to Buddhism, is that nothing lasts. If something bad is happening, you can take comfort in registering the happiness delivered by these little things and knowing that things will eventually get better; and if something good is happening, you can’t take it for granted. 

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Thinking Habits of the 21st century

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Thinking Habits of the 21st century

What do you think about this recent Netflix show? What’s your take on U.S elections? Are you aware of this cool videogame? Being a student, you need to have an opinion on everything. Every student needs to have smart yet intellectual thinking habits.  An ordinary teenager has access to more information than a whole ancient empire, just with a smartphone and internet connection. Adding to the pool of information, social media came into existence for sharing those phrases of information with your friends and family.  It just went wrong where we were embedded with the habit of instant gratification without our conscious consent. You didn’t click ‘Allow’ when social media applications asked you for permission to make you impatient and arrogant. Did you? Social media to make you social requires abrupt shifts in your thinking patterns.It pushes you to think critically, interrogating every piece of information, impulsive actions, instant response, etc.  The studies explain this pattern as imposed. You tried out every trend on Instagram, but did you want to perform? Digital habits are coming very near to reflexes. We can’t get out of bed without checking our phones in the morning. We can’t keep our DSLR pictures to ourselves. Altering habits of mind isn’t simple, it takes persistence in reminding your brain to be alright with adversity and accepting opportunities to do so. If your brain is rewarded instead of being labeled as right or wrong, we can be better at developing the habits of our minds.The shift of the thinking habits from knowing things to not leaving them without interpreting and concluding isn’t small. Older times appreciated thoughts more than information and sources more than platforms to find value. Those sources delivered information to use and not store. With the abundance of exposure to information, conversations on the internet need to be more thoughtful, enduring, and collaborative instead of making bar graphs on everything.

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5 improvements needed in terms of facilitating mental health in India

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5 improvements needed in terms of facilitating mental health in India

Some of the incidents provoke the need for mental health issues awareness but then do we stick to it? We all talk about mental health and its importance a lot. We post images, and write blogs, slogans, and quotes to make people know about it. However, there is somewhere a gap in facilitating mental health for common people. Although many people come up as counselors to provide support to seekers, that is not all. Our entire system needs to research it and come up with support that everyone can afford. How we can improve on it? Check it out here.The counselor made available in regional language: Is it the affluent class only that needs mental health support? NO. Each one of us struggles with many mental health issues and we need support. Most of us may find support in a friend or a close relative. However, that is not the case with everyone. Most counselors make use of Hindi or English language while counseling. We should have a few of them at least who can speak in regional language so that natives can feel comfortable. We believe more people would then feel secure and connected, and then they may share their concerns more.Affordable and accessible: The current hospital infrastructure has amazing facilities to provide better health diagnosis options. However, there is a loop when it comes to having the same facilitation in terms of mental health. Hence hospitals should have psychotherapists, psychiatrists,s, and psychologists at friendly rates so that people do not give a second thought to seeking help.Better communication and presentation: People are actively watching TV and following different social media handles. These are the two most effective ways to communicate all about mental health issues. However, communication has to be effective and absorbable. It should touch the viewer’s heart and give a knock on their mind. It should convince the viewers along with empathetic touch.Educating in school: Why is it that we do not learn about mental health in school? When we learn all about our body functions then why not about the mind and its health? Schools should introduce mental health education so that students can understand emotions and ways to handle them. Understanding feelings and emotions at an early age may give some benefits as they grow.What do you think? Should we not have at least one class in a week about mental health awareness and management? You can let us know in the comments below.Increase in the ratio: Apparently, there are fewer mental health practitioners than victims. Hence, the ratio of mental health practitioners to patients is very low. Some steps should be taken to encourage a degree in mental health so that we have a considerable number of practitioners.The problems are not solved only by talking about mental health issues. We should implement them too. The government should take necessary steps so that more people come forward to learn about mental health and serve the people.The collegebol platform has interesting and useful information that will relate to young India. Follow us on social media handles and receive all the relevant updates.

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These Anonymous Indian Student Reviews from 2016 will Melt Your Heart

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These Anonymous Indian Student Reviews from 2016 will Melt Your Heart

Indian colleges can very well be a representation of the conservative Indian system. Some of the colleges made news in India in 2016, at various times of the year. Whether it was Rohith Vermula's suicide or the JNU protests or the quick change in the HRD Minister's chair, 2016 saw quite a turnaround for Indian academia. No college is perfect and therefore it is okay for a college to have flaws. Even apart from the colleges mentioned here, there are hundreds of colleges in India, having weird and draconian rules for their students!CollegeBol.com provides an opportunity for the students to share things their good and bad experiences of their college life, to their future juniors, to help them in their future college selection.These honest, Anonymously written student reviews could melt your heart!"VIT the concentration camp of India"VIT is one of the most reputed private engineering colleges in India and sees students from all over the country. There are specific questions about the strict rules at VIT on quora which some embarrassed students have answered: "Issuing offensive circulars which force an interpretation of the 'Indian culture' on the students and barring 'all physical contact except handshakes'. We all know what this is targeted at, but it makes life horrible for everyone." As a result of such weird rules, students have to speak openly about it."Gandhinagar institute of Technology (GIT), the den of dictatorship"A popular college in Gandhinagar, GIT seems to be a good enough college. This review has brought the word 'Raid' in the highlight. "If students bunk class and a faculty complain about it then the principal along with admin members will raid the canteen, and give a 10-15 minute lecture(which includes abusive words and curse language and it sounds funny in Gujarati). After that they collect the ID cards of all the students (those who bunk the class) and if you want it back, you'll have to pay 100 rs and sadly a new ID card also costs 100 rs. But why would you want your ID back?"Christ University: "I find it quite like a haunted place"Quint India had also compiled a report of 10 Draconian Rules at Christ University, earlier this year. These rules included,"Students say the dress code is discriminatory – the rules are heavily biased against girls. In the main campus, it’s shirts and trousers with belts for men and cotton churidar or salwar and knee-length kurtas for women. Wearing a dupatta is compulsory. After leggings and lycra were banned some years ago, security guards were asked to check for the material used by students." G H Patel College of Engineering: "It's just the name which gave it the fame"This student of G H Patel College of Engineering (a local college in Gujarat) looks really angry and has honestly expressed what he feels about his college. It looks that the problem is that the student finds the college to be very average and, "In one sound... Eehh. Better than the rest but not worth getting excited over."In conclusion, perhaps they need to listen to their students. Furthermore, strict rules don't guarantee discipline and they don't solve the problems that the colleges are trying to solve. Sometimes, these are not even problems. The students in this day and age need trust and freedom. Without freedom, we just create a bunch of repressed and depressed students. Hopefully, 2017 will see some change for the Indian students all over the country. And these students will come back and write good things about their college on CollegeBol.com!

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6 Features that Unleash Innovative Thinking

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6 Features that Unleash Innovative Thinking

Students and education are made for each other. With the help of learning and education, one will develop reasoning and the power of imagination. Education enhances thinking ability and logical reasoning ability. Hence the innovative side of a student develops on its own with time. A sub-conscious mind gets all the way more creative and innovative. As a student, you may not know how much you gained until you apply it.Innovative ThinkingA job of a teacher is to let a student understand their own ability. Hence a teacher will inculcate innovative thoughts in a student. It is only a student who can unleash their innovative side when required to do so. Let’s look at some of the features that will uncover innovative thinking.When: Are you needed to think right now in a creative way? Did you tell your mind to think creatively? At this point in time if you have knocked your mind to think innovatively, then you start to think accordingly. Hence it is the time factor that will unleash your innovative thinking.Where: Your surrounding is very important. You cannot sit in a movie theatre to study science. Not possible, right? Similarly, you need a healthy surrounding to generate new and innovative ideas. In an environment, you either give an awesome thought or you may end up giving rotten ideas. The place where the idea was born does matter.Time: There's a saying ‘Rome was not built in a day’. It is true. Construction takes more time than destruction. When you have sufficient time to think, you give the best. Give more time to your thinking to have innovative thoughts.Learning process: No one is born with an innovative mind or you say that all are born with an innovative mind. One needs to discover their own ability to know how innovative they are. Maybe for the very first time, the idea did not work. That is what we call learning. People learn from their mistakes. There is a scope of improvement only if you are working on it. Hence with errors and corrections, your innovation will take a step higher.Attitude: We believe that this is the most important feature in a person. The attitude determines it all. A person with an attitude to do something or to give something will find its way. The will to give away a thought or an idea that is creative will make things possible and positive. Your willingness makes all the difference.Have a vision: It is good to live in the present but it is better to think about the future. The ability to foresee things and ways will make you think accordingly in the present. It is advisable to be a visionary. A person who has a vision will always have something new and better to give it to the world.The aim of education is to give a student the ability that they didn’t have earlier. With each passing year, the role of an educator and a student becomes more responsible in societal development.Like our page to get relevant updates on education.

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5 skills that you need for the post Covid-19 world
5 skills that you need for the post Covid-19 world
Are you concerned about your career post the Covid-19 pandemic?  This pandemic has been an eye-opener. Competition has increased. The skills are what will make you stand apart. Here are 5 skills that you must develop for the post-pandemic world!Flexibility & adaptability – the most important lesson that the Coronavirus pandemic is teaching us, is being flexible. How to keep the work going even when we are stuck at home and can’t go to the office and work. The companies have adapted work from home culture. Its increasing presence and acceptance shows that work from home are likely to stay post the pandemic as well. The most important skill post-pandemic is that we must be flexible and adapt to any challenge thrown at us.Critical thinking – Another important skill post-COVID-19 pandemic that employers will look for is critical thinking. In this day and age when fake news is very common, critical thinking helps you differentiate and take better and informed decisions.Tech-savvy – Post pandemic one of the most important skills is also going to be having technical skills of some sort. The majority of jobs require some kind of digital skills or knowledge. The pandemic has increased the need for such digital skills. Having knowledge relating to technology and digital platforms can give you a unique profile and an edge above others.Innovation – Today we need people who think innovatively and have a solution-oriented mindset for all problems they face. Creativity and innovation are not limited today to the creative fields. All fields require creativity and innovation. They’ll need unique skills to drive through the challenges and take on the opportunities.Leadership – The coronavirus pandemic isn’t going to be the last pandemic that we all will see. Post this pandemic, employers will look for powerful leadership in order to steer their firms in the right direction. Strong leaders can only drive organizations during such critical times. The leaders should be people who have a great vision, take actions, also receive feedback and criticism positively, and own their work.The post-pandemic world is going to look very different. The competition for all jobs and amongst businesses has increased. This is the time to develop your skills. This is the time to stand out.

Want to increase focus? Do some mental excercise.
Want to increase focus? Do some mental excercise.
Human tendencies can control their life by keeping focus.  Focus grasps the center of curiosity, activity, and thought process. Our brain has a comprehensive network of collective regions made up of an attentional system. The attentional system helps us interconnect with thoughts, outlooks, and actions. Our brain is the supervisor of our focus. Focus and attention are part of the roots of a human brain. When we focus our attention on the electrical activity, the neocortex of the brain changes. There is a mechanism in our mind that signals the elements we want to focus on.A human brain is accustomed to multitasking, pressures, and workloads. Staying calm and keeping the peace will help your brain to concentrate a lot. We often bulldoze ourselves to work hard and do not ease the pressure. Our brain is involved in everything we do, everything we implement, and everything we seek. Here we will help you with a few exercises which enhance your focus in life:-1] Reading-Reading increases attention span and concentration along with improved consistency and distraction dismissal. It strengthens your imaginative capabilities and accelarates your understanding power. Moreeover, it makes you empathetic, reduces stress, and sharpens the mind. 2] Meditate-Meditation can change the formation and function of the brain through relaxation. Meditation helps in dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression that helps in intensifying focus and concentration. Moreover, it improves memory power and recognition span that adds to the sharp mind. Practicing meditation can help you have control over your breath and improve your cognition. Here are a few steps we would like to assist you for better meditation and focus: Sit in a comfortable posture and wherever you find fresh air. Close your eyes.Cross your legs and clutch your fingers in your lap. Relax and free your mind from all anxieties and tensions. Observe your breathing. Duration: 15-30 minutes, once a day.3] Build willpower-Willpower is associated with positive life results and the ability to handle pressures.  We anticipate our willpower to exercise, diet, save monetary funds, achievements, and eventually accomplish our goals. Willpower is key to focus on our implementations in life and serves as an assistant in impacting each area of it. Here are a few steps we ensure you that will help you to boosts willpower and focus: Serve your brain with regular, protein-rich meals Work on your anxiety issues. Focus on your imagination power Develop new habits inculcate new skills. 4] Regular exercises-Practicing exercise is the core of living a healthy life because it encourages you to focus and stay on task. It inspires one to grow his/ her determination to work better. Exercising daily is one of the most flourishing and effective ways to promote concentration, memory, motivation, and attitude. The physical movements quickly boost the brain's dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels which influence focus and attention. Here are a few steps to empower regular exercises: Design your fitness program Evaluate your fitness level Get started Monitor your growth. Calm your mind and relax!5] Acquire a new skillLearning a new skill is fun and engaging, and it also stimulates the connections in your brain. Though, a new skill engage you in the thought process and trigger your innovative side. Apparently, it encourages you to widen your senses that leads to increased productivity.Do you find this useful? Would you like to share a few more tips with us? Do write to us in our comment section. Follow us to find all that you really need. Be a part of the platform that empowers students and provides them with the necessary guidance. 

Challenges faced by authorities in conducting online examinations
Challenges faced by authorities in conducting online examinations
UGC gave guidelines to universities across the country to conduct the final year exam by September end. Looking at the safety parameters we can say that an online exam is the only solution to keep the academics going on.The pandemic has forced people across the world to stay indoors causing the suspension of examinations. To give away the degree to the students it is necessary to conduct online examinations. Vice-chancellors of some universities are finding it tough to hold examinations under the conditions.The only feasible method to conduct exams in circumstances as they are today is through online portals.The biggest challenges organizations faced while conducting online exams are as follows:-Lack of awareness and experience is one of the greatest obstacles in experimenting with online examination management systems.-There is an opinion that students could resort to using unethical means in an online test. They may obtain impersonators who might take the examination on their behalf.-A student may have someone helping him/her from behind the webcam with answers.- They may further make use of smartphones to cheat on their online tests. They may even log in to different web browsers to obtain answers.-There could be many other methods of malpractice that the students might practice such as connecting external storage devices, and even screen sharing.-Both teachers and students are customary to paper-based tests. Hence, this may give them a feeling that they might not be well outfitted to move forward with online examination.-The requirement for last-minute software updates, setbacks due to overloaded systems, and unpredictable internet efficiency might make online assessment difficult to implement.Online examinations will not just mean a shift in the platform for conducting assessments but also create a series of changes in assessment styles. Students who have been used to answering essay type questions and short questions will abruptly feel confined to mostly MCQs. It may become difficult to adjust to answering these types of questions.The experience will give them the spirit to lead in a world that needs them to be innovative in attitude and approach. During this pandemic situation, it would be an enormous task for university authorities to maintain and organize conventional examinations successfully. Their responsibilities might include supporting thousands of students, looking for large numbers of invigilators, and assessing papers for months to get the results out. Revaluation is another task which is a big concern.With the set-up of online examinations, even candidates from remote areas could appear for it. This would enable processing modules for evaluators to finalize results right after the candidates finish the test. Unlike the previous pen and paper examination, it is likely to conduct open book examinations on an online examination system. Many companies have resorted to online examination software as their favored medium of choice for evaluating professional capabilities.Online examinations will assist in overcoming the challenges of setting up physical test centers and speeding up the method of evaluation. however, there is no doubt that this is the need of the hour. The capability to conduct examinations needs nothing more than a stable internet connection. This ensures that examination is available to all students from any location. Online examination is the only way to get over the present situation in the field of education.Collegebol wishes good luck to all the students for their exams and a brighter future. This platform believes in empowering students and guiding them to head a path that takes them to their goal. Reach out to us if you think you want to speak to someone who can relate it to you.

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