Millions of people in India aspire to get into Civil Services. However due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic aspirants are experiencing lots of hardship in adjusting to ‘new normal’, and even the prospect of losing many years in getting their dream job. Due to the pandemic-induced shutdown, aspirants are finding it tough to prepare for the Civil Services exams, and appear for the same. Here are some tips that can help Civil Services aspirants reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 on their preparation.
Positivity is the key to remain calm and composed in a challenging environment. Aspirants need to maintain a positive outlook and continue to focus on their preparation with the same vigour and rigour. Meditation can be helpful in this regard. Lockdown has also provided you with the opportunity to reconnect emotionally with the family members who are key support pillars in your preparation journey.
Look after self
A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Everyone aspiring for Civil Services needs to look after his or her own body and health. He/she must stick to a basic workout routine, along with walking for 20 to 30 minutes. It can help him/her in reducing stress as much as possible, as well as in staying fit. In addition, a healthy diet is critical in boosting immunity and staying focused.
We as a country are facing an unprecedented situation that can only be overcome if we stand united and help each other. Building a scientific temper in and around us is equally important. Adhering to government guidelines will help us win this battle.
Following the right study schedule
Smart work is more important than hard work, hence a proper and realistic study schedule will make a huge difference. Plan your study to cover the syllabus in an integrated manner – targeting both prelims and mains.
It makes sense to minimize distractions in the form of theories and conjectures on Covid-19 spread through social networking platforms. Aspirants have to understand that the need of the hour is to adjust to the ‘New Normal’ as much as possible and continue with their preparations for Civil Services exams. They need to develop the virtue of emotional intelligence which requires the right amount of connection and timely disconnect from a particular subject.
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