Thursday, 15 November 2012

Exam Time - Building Resilience

Sleep Well: Get 6 to 8 hours, at least on most nights, and you will be able to concentrate better, recall information, and keep up your energy levels

Eat Well: Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. Eat 5 or 6 smaller meals instead of 3 bigger ones. Pack a piece of fruit, a handful of nuts, or some cheese and crackers as a healthy snack. For more info see: Food for exam studies

Drink Water: Staying hydrated helps to keep you alert. Avoid too many energy drinks or other caffeine- laced beverages, as caffeine impairs your study ability.

Take Rest Breaks: Taking rest breaks during times of high mental stress enhances your energy levels and your ability to concentrate and retain vital
information. Get up, stretch your body, walk around, go outside to re-oxygenate yourself and grab a drink.

Move Your Body: Exercise is vital at any time, but especially during exams. Just 15 minutes of physical activity will help to keep you alert, calm and focused.

Learn relaxation techniques: Find a technique you like and practice it before the exams so you will be able to use it if needed during an exam. For more info see: Exam relaxation techniques

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