Exam Stress Busters By Wholefoods Nutritionist Nicola Murphy
It is that time of year again when students and pupils start to prepare for those dreaded exams. The high pressure exam period brings with it a number of emotional demands effecting students academic performance with the stress of last minute studying, revision classes, pulling all-nighters and early morning starts. Reach for Bach Rescue Remedy, the essence of calm and tranquility. While it won’t give you all the answers it may help students to relax, get focused and feel reassured during their exams.
Build-up to your Exams:
Rescue Remedy is used by people all over the world for the past 80 years. Celebrities such as Emma Watson and Kirsten Stewart have been spotted out and about with the famous yellow bottle! Many people first discover Rescue Remedy at exam time when their Mum or Aunt hands them a bottle of this little miracle worker. Take Rescue Remedy anytime, anywhere when you are feeling stressed coming up to exams. The range now extends from drops to pastilles giving everyone a choice.
De-stress: If you’re constantly feeling nervy and wound up in the run up to your exams take A.Vogel Passiflora this may be just what you need to make your day to day studies calmer. Passiflora can be taken for short or long term use and can be taken alongside other medication. For those who prefer to take a tablet use Higher Nature Balance for Nerves it helps support your adrenal and nervous system by helping you to chill during the day and sleep at night.
Healthy body = Healthy mind: Exercise releases endorphins which make us feel happy, the happier we feel the easier it is to concentrate and study. Students have hours of study to do before exams. Higher Nature Advanced Brain Nutrients is food for the brain. It provides key vitamins to optimise the function of the brain, for healthy concentration, memory and learning. The smallest thing can distract while studying. Keep focused by taking Jan De Vries Concentration Essence just add 7 drops into a glass of water and sip as you go. It helps clear the head, supports self-confidence, and keeps you interested and positive, despite exam result setbacks.
Eat Smart: Eat a balanced diet full of green vegetables, nuts and fruits little and often during the day to keep your energy levels up. You should make sure to take plenty of Omega – 3 fish oils and drink plenty of water. Eskimo Brainsharp is a stable fish oil preparation to support healthy brain function. Eskimo Brainsharp combines the unique stable fish oil, Eskimo-3, with ingredients such as CoQ10 and GLA to optimise the brain and provide energy support. Omega-3 oils are beneficial because they provide fluidity to cell membranes and improve communication between brain cells. They may help to boost learning power, helping you to achieve your exam goals.
Boost your immune system: When you have feelings of stress it can suppress your immune system and the last thing that you need is to be suffering with a cold or flu. Avoid the misery before your exams with A.Vogel Echinaforce tincture, Echinaforce tablets, Echinaforce chewable. Latest studies show Echinacea can decrease the duration of your cold or flu by 26%.
The Z factor: if you are sleep deprived you will not be able to concentrate properly. You should try and get 8 hours sleep a night. Rescue Remedy Night with white chestnut has traditionally been used to help switch off the mind from unwanted, repetitive thoughts. These flower essences combined in Rescue Night help you to enjoy a natural night's sleep. The Rescue Night range includes Rescue liquid melts, Rescue Night Spray and Rescue Night drops all containing the original 5 Bach flower essences plus white chestnut to help you to enjoy a natural night’s sleep.
The Day/Week of the Exams:
Deep Breaths: If you feel your stress levels rising, try to relax your shoulders and take a few slow, deep breaths. Rescue Remedy drops will you to relax, get focused and get the much needed calmness that you need to excel during your exams. Simply add a few drops of Rescue Remedy drops as you need into your bottle of water and keep on your desk during your exams to help rehydrate and keep inner calmness. Rescue Remedy Spray recreates the same calming effects as 4 drops of the liquid in 2 quick sprays. Rescue Remedy Spray is discreet and small enough your pocket. For those sitting exams, Rescue Remedy Spray is a fast-acting and accurate way to deliver the remedy.
Exam Survival Kit:
Afternoon Delight: Make sure to include Rescue blackcurrant pastilles and Rescue gum in your pencil case for a calming treat during your exams.
Mad Moments: On the day of your exam try to be as relaxed as possible, before you go in, take some quiet time for yourself and calm yourself if you can even try to enjoy it. However, this is not always that easy. Take a Rescue Remedy liquid melt when you have a moment of panic.
Call it a Night: There comes a point in the evening when you are studying for your next exam when your brain can’t soak up any more information. It is best to go to bed early and take Rescue Night liquid melts or Rescue Night Spray. Jan de Vries Night essence. If you feel tense, anxious or restless, this may help you feel more relaxed and rested as well as refreshed and ready for your next exam.