The Leaving Cert is just around the corner, and with just a few weeks to go the stress and panic will be setting in. However, with a few simple steps you can feel more prepared for your big exam.
Make sure you eat a balanced diet prior to and during your exams. The food you eat will provide the fuel you need to energise your body and brain.
No matter how rushed you are try to avoid skipping meals especially breakfast. Starting your day with breakfast gets your body going and maintains your concentration for the day.
It might sound like hard work but try to add fruit or vegetables to every meal if possible. Simple ways to increase your fruit and veg intake include smoothies, adding banana to toast, adding fruit to porridge or breakfast cereals.
Make an effort to drink eight glasses of water to keep your body hydrated. By drinking enough water you are also less likely to be as hungry. If you’re not a fan of water on its own try adding a sugar free diluted squash.
Try to avoid too much caffeine and sugary foods or at least decrease your current intake, they may give you an instant boost but they won’t sustain you for a long time.
Have some ‘me’ time every so often. Sit back and relax for a couple of hours or hang out with your friends as it’s important to relieve some of that stress.
And most of all good luck!