Friday, December 14, 2007

Time to chill

Relax. A relaxed mind can maintain focus longer and remember better. If you felt stressed about assignments and exams, one of the best things you can do is teach your mind to relax. It only takes minutes.

Repeat a word or sound or phrase that has meaning for you (one, peace, om, relax). Gently disregard any thoughts that come to your mind and return to the repetitive focus.

Let some fresh air blow through your brain – head outside and walk vigorously for 5-10 minutes – don’t take your worries with you – focus on your breathing

Off for the holidays? Plan a day of no plans. Better still, try for a bit of time each day where you can do absolutely nothing. No TV, no computer, no friends, no tasks – just wander around with nothing to do!!!

It's a time to replenish your fuel so eat well, sleep well, rest well and be active. And well doesn't mean to excess! Moderation is liberation.

This site on youtube will guide you through a relaxation exercise.

At this site you can hear some radio interviews that explain mind training and at the bottom of the screen you can move to the videos for some more info.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Breath new life into your study habits

With deadlines and exams upon us, try some new ideas to bring some freshness to your fatigue with academics!

1.Try studying with a buddy to quiz each other. It makes the task seem more fun, less lonely and daunting.

2.Try studying in a new location that you haven’t tried before.

3.Try studying and working on different assignments rather than doing one thing for hours at a time. Alternate tasks to help maintain your concentration and focus.

4.Don't forget to make time to feed the hard working brain. It will work best for you if you feed the body good food, go out for even a few moments of fresh air or to gaze at the stars and have some fun. Brains love to laugh. If you hear yourself saying, "I don't have time to relax or eat well or have some fun," this belief is FLAWED. Experiment for yourself to see. A brain that is in a well cared for body works more smoothly, learns more easily, remembers more clearly.

Check this site for tips on managing your time and good study and learning skills.