Exams: how to look after yourself

Film with GCSE and Nationals revision tips and advice, from exam survivors The Mind Set

Looking after yourself during exams

  • Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed at the same time every night. You’ll be able to stay out late as much as you like when exams are over.
  • Eat properly. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins will make you more alert and positive. Now, more than ever, your five-a-day is crucial.
  • Keep moving. Exercise can train your brain, like a good diet, regular exercise will make you more alert and positive.
  • Don’t use your phone just before you go to sleep. To get the right kind of sleep, you need to clear your mind and wind down first.
Girl lying down looking asleep in bed.
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