Eat relatively healthy:
It is so easy to fall into the trap of grabbing some Maccas here and something cheap to eat there. Fueling your body is essential to surviving those long study days and for especially retaining all that information that is important for those upcoming exams.
A few ideas:
- Carrots and hummus
- Fruit (any type of fruit is a good snack choice!)
- Toasted pita bread with some dip
- Smoothies – easy when you’re short of time and for on-the-go
It is so easy to forget or make excuses for why you can’t exercise during the exam period. But a fact is that exercise helps get the blood moving, therefore in some way helping you study (you can tell I’m not a medical student). As we were taught when we were younger, 30 minutes a day keeps the doctor away! So, whether it’s a walk to uni, a run in the morning or a trip to the gym, remember to fit that exercise in!
Clear the mind (to sleep)
As much as you may want to spend every waking minute hitting the books, it is also so important to reset your mind, especially to get a good sleep so you don’t snooze on your books the next day! Find what way works for you to chill out.
A few ideas:
- Yoga to clear the mind and move your body
- Going for a drive
- Getting outside
- Watching a movie
So just remember to look after yourself (and your friends) during the exam period as it is usually such a stressful time, which everyone deals with differently!