My exam is in 5 days and I believe this is why I have not been able to sleep. The stress of it is keeping me up at night- to the point that I may just get up and start studying again! Blurggg!
At least, I’ll be very close to the test site…
This lovely place is where I’ll be staying at during my test…at least it’s close to fun!
My exam is in exactly 14 days! Am I nervous? No. Am I afraid I am going to forget all the information I am reviewing? Possibly. I did a bit of research into how to have a better memory- better yet, how to be smarter. I ran across a blog called thefeelgoodlifestyle.com. There were a few recommendations that worked for him, and so I decided to try a few. I picked up a few supplements on Tuesday- Cholline, Ginko Billoba, fish oil and spirulina. Now the cholline I had never really heard of. Its supposed to help with memory and with metabolism. Ginko has a history of helping with memory from what I read- these were two of the few that were recommended. Fish oil I got because I don’t eat fish and I figured I should have it. Spirulina is supposed to be a superfood. I bought it a long time ago at Sprouts in powder form and I couldn’t stomach it. So this time I bought it in pill form. So far? I feel more awake- I don’t feel groggy when I wake up. As far as memory? The exam will tell.
Another thing he mentioned was exercising in the morning. This I kind of knew because I used to work out in the morning. Then I got lazy and stopped. This was the first morning that I woke up and did Yoga- the Jillian Michael’s yoga. I find that it wakes me up but doesn’t wipe me out. And so far, I’m not yawning or wanting to go back to sleep.
One of the other things he recommended was Luminosity.com. I had seen commercials for this a while back. Its supposed to be a brain workout for about 15 minutes a day. I used it a few times, but in order to continue, there is a monthly fee. Now its a fairly affordable fee, but I suppose you could just play chess or checkers. I may try it out and see if there is a difference- maybe after my exam.
I will report back and see if any of these supplements actually made a long term difference. I have found that visualization is pretty good at helping my memory, but I want to see if any of these things enhance it! Have a lovely day!