Have you ever watched the formula car racing in Macau ? During such a contest of against the clock (分秒必爭), they have to drive into the service bay for tyre changing after rushing for certain laps. It is what you should do in the eve of your examination.During your final sprint (最後衝刺) of examination, it is no use to just go ahead in a blind folded manner and bury yourself inside the library. The construction of human brain is that you must let it relax in order to perform better. Therefore, you need to take at least 30 – 60 minutes to go out to watch the blue sky and white cloud, to pool side to listen to light music, or even to go to downtown for a short shopping. You must take a rest on the eve of a major examination. The purpose is not for rest only, but for re-charging your energy.
According to etymology (詞源學), the word “recreation” is a compound word of “re” and “create”. That means going for entertainment is not just for fun or for rest, but for creating energy to work again. Therefore, don’t mind so much of that loss of half an hour in time, you will gain back much more than that.
Behold ! In the formula car racing, every second or even half-a-second is so precious, but they still drive into the service bay for tyre changing. They need to slow down at first, and turn into the service bay, even though the standard time of changing 4 tyres is just 10 seconds; but they still need to drive out, and spend certain time for accelerating to highest speed. The total time may be even more than 1 minute. They carry on such a practice because they think it’s worthwhile to spend that precious period of time even if other cars are rushing by incessantly and swiftly outside on the track.
What happens if they don’t change their tyre ? It may come to over-heating under friction of high speed rolling on the ground and such smoke underneath is a warning. So if you brain is over-heating, what will be the final outcome ?
See the photos below, it may or it may not happen, just depend on your luck.
Your brain won’t get on fire like that, but might lead to a common academic problem known as Instant Amnesia (瞬間失憶症).
That is when you revise your books and do your mock exam, you can get a very high score easily. You think that this time you can surely get a distinction or the even the highest score in class. But as soon as you step into the examination hall, your brain become as hard as a stone and could not think out anything. You are so familiar with 100 questions but can only answer 10. You forget everything suddenly ! So in despair you finish everything in a hurry and went out of the examination hall. But after you take a deep breath and relax in the campus, every memory comes back at once.
O my god, god, god, god, god ! People would just blame themselves of their bad luck ! It actually has nothing to deal with luck. Your brain is on fire like the car underneath, for you have not changed your tyre earlier. If you take a deep breath in the campus and relax one day ago, everything memory will come back before you enter into the examination hall. It is no use to relax when the exam finished, for everything is over.So don’t mind so much when others are studying inside the library or dormitory and you go to lakeside to listen to music or go out to downtown for shopping, you surely can perform better than they are !
Instant Amnesia is a common symptom nowadays among college students; some are in a serious state and some just a slight state because it just occurred. So you have to press them down in the early stage. People know that I am a Psychologist rather than a course tutor, an artist rather than a finance people. Actually, quite a number of my students got such a symptom, either severely or lightly. It needs to be cured by me one by one. My Third Eye Training, Speed Reading, Eye-lid shooting of Memory Power Improving, Parapsychology are quite useful of curing so. But if you cannot come to me at once, at least you can change your tyre, take a rest and relax in the campus for 30 – 60 minutes before it is too late.
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