Weekly PMP® Exam Tip: 04. Prepare Mentally for the Day of the PMP Exam
After several intense and hard weeks of study and preparations, you are now ready to take on the PMP Exam. And the mental preparation in the last 24 hours before you actually take it is just as important as the weeks of study before. You want to be well prepared, both physically and mentally, to tackle the questions and pass the exam.
And so, going into the eve of the exam, it is important that you can feel relaxed and do not worry. This will help you prepare mentally for the challenges of the next day. One of the most important techniques here is to take one, possibly even two days off from work. This way, you can focus only on your exam and not worry about any work-related deadlines as well. Keep your focus!
And obviously, you also want to make sure that you get a good night's sleep. Go to bed early and avoid things that could give you stress. Wake up early in the morning, do some light exercise just to get you warmed up and eat a good breakfast. Let my own experience be a lesson for you: avoid any food that's unfamiliar or exotic for you. You don't want to get an upset stomach during the exam as I had.
Remember, a positive attitude will help carry the day for you and help you achieve your goal of passing your PMP exam.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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