Are You Ready for the Mock Exams?

Are You Ready for The Mock Exams?

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.

Tips to help you prepare for exams

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 like Eskimo Brain Sharp 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.

Revive Active to support cognitive function

Regards supplements, my favourites are ones I have spoken about before. These are supplements that I get fantastic feedback from and I am very happy to talk about them.

For cognitive function, energy, and to support stress levels choose Revive Mastermind, you only need 3 sachets per week. I really like the idea that for the younger minds you don't have to take it every day. Simply add a sachet to water, give a good stir, and drink 3 days in the week. It tastes pleasant too. And for optimum results you can keep taking it between now and the final exams. Mastermind contains Omega 3 DHA, Uridine, Choline, Vitamins C, E, B6, B12 & Zinc. This combination of ingredients used in this product is what makes it so advanced and ahead of its competitors. It is gluten free and vegetarian friendly.

For feelings of anxiety, or if are looking for something to help you regain your sense of clam and focus, I like Higher Nature Balance for Nerves. The amount of people that find it helpful is amazing. I like the fact that if it's the right supplement for you it can work quite quickly. It's ideal to take when you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed before exams and can be used day or night. Balance for Nerves contains Vitamins B3, B6, B12 and magnesium contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Magnesium contributes to normal psychological function, it helps to relax the brain and the body. Magnesium is quickly depleted when under stress. It also contains theanine which is found naturally in green tea, is believed to promote a sense of calm and relaxation. Plus it contains the herbs passion flower and lemon balm. It's lactose, dairy free, gluten free and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans

If you need any information or advice on diet, lifestyle or supplements to support you, we are happy to help.

Best of luck in your mock exams.

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