BY CLAIR WHITTY
The mock exams are just around the corner both junior cycle and leaving cert exams are starting on 26th January. You might be feeling the pressure now that the exams are so close.
Some of you will take them in your stride and be nice and calm about them. While some of you will be so relaxed that your parents will be worried that you won’t have studied enough and won’t get the grades. They could be stressing more than you are. Many of you will be feeling stressed and anxious. But everyone is different and will face exams in different ways. I always love the challenge of exams and the excitement of seeing how I did when the results came out. These days I just can’t remember the content but I still feel the buzz of an exam when I have one.
If on the other hand you are one of the people who does stress and worry about the exams here are some tips to help you relax. Aim to get to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every day. Try to eat regular meals, three main meals, breakfast, dinner, and tea. Avoid the high caffeine drinks, keep processed foods to a minimum especially ones high in sugar. Remember to drink water as having enough water will help with concentration and energy levels too. Your brain needs omega oils, especially omega 3 from fish, aim to eat oily fish three times a week, or take a supplement if you don’t eat fish. Herbal teas like Pukka Relaxation or Salus Haus Lemon Balm are great to help you relax.
Essential oils can help too, choose Lavender for relaxation, or a mix of Lavender with Bergamot to lift your mood. Choose Atlantic Aromatics Study Blend for a mix to help you focus.
Regards supplements, my favourites are ones I have spoken about before. Revive Mastermind is a powerful super supplement that contains 11 active ingredients that are formulated to support brain, cognitive and psychological function, and mental performance. It was formulated for people looking to support optimum brain health. It’s suitable from 16 years old.
For anxiety and poor sleep, I like Higher Nature Balance for Nerves, the amount of people that find it helpful is amazing.
Best of luck in your mock exams.
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