Here are a few tips for helping the body physically and mentally during this time of intense study.
When revising, every 20 minutes look away from the screen for 20 seconds to something 20 meters away. This helps the strain on the eyes and the brain. Remember 20, 20, 20.
Every hour move the body, go outside, run up and down the stairs, or dance to some music.
Aim to sip water throughout the day and the day before the exam ensure you are well hydrated. When you become dehydrated you may feel headachy or foggy headed.
Ensure you get a good night sleep. When we are asleep the glymphatic system gets to work at clearing metabolites in the brain, ensuring you are clear headed in the morning.
Take some deep breaths, the act of breathing helps to calm the nervous system, and massages the digestive system and will help to maintain focus.
It may be tempting to reach for the sugar help keep going but try to maintain a more stable blood sugar. Snacking on nuts seeds, fruit, or cheese. My favourite snack is chopped apple and peanut butter.
If stress levels are becoming overwhelming (for parent or students!) book a Craniosacral Therapy appointment. Craniosacral Therapy can help release tension in the body, around the head and mobilise fluid flow around the brain. To find out more get in touch. www.craniosacraluk.com/contact.html