The School Certificate and the Baccalaureate are fast approaching. Your child enters his period of revision and the stress generated can impair his reasoning skills, he has the impression of having the memory that sinks. Here are 10 simple and natural tips that will help him to boost his concentration and His memory.
Identify his memory type.
To be able to learn and memorize in an optimal way, it is important to know what works best for us. For your teen to be helping in his revisions, help him to determine whether he has an auditory, visual or scriptural memory. This will prevent him from reading and rereading texts for hours if he has a scriptural or auditory memory. To take stock, ask him or her to read, recopy and read aloud the same text and then see what it holds best according to the technique used. Depending on his mood, he can use one or the other method or even mix them.
The right rhythm of learning.
Everyone’s rhythm is different. Some teens will be at the top of their concentration in the morning, for others it will be the evening. Each one has to test himself and see what succeeds best. If one considers the middle of morning as the ideal time to study, it is true that to read a text just before going to bed often allows to anchor it in its memory during the sleep. It should be noted, however if everyone chooses the rhythm that suits him best, it is not advisable to learn just after lunch. The digestion phase is not conducive to proper assimilation.
A Champion Breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but also often the most overlooked. In order to avoid hypoglycemia in the middle of the morning, pumps that weaken the concentration, special attention must be paid to breakfast especially during revisions and during exams. Especially since some studies reveal that an adapted and balanced breakfast reduces the holes of memory and the decreases of concentration. On the breakfast menu: Complete cereals, whole meal bread, fresh fruit, eggs, ham, butter, a dairy product. He is a fan of sugary cereals, likes his Nutella toast? He will have to make the dead end and replace them with foods that will have a real benefit on his concentration at least at the time of the exams. The sweet noodles will add squares of dark chocolate (70%) to their whole cereals, decorate them with almonds and coconut grated. You can also prepare them pancakes with flour. They will accompany jam Lightened in sugar or a little liquid honey.
Feeding the laureate.
A diet rich in omega 3 will improve his memory. In period of review and examination. The fatty fish, vegetable oils of flax, rapeseed must be kings on the menu. Vitamin B 12 contained in seafood and offal in particular also plays an important role in memory. For a concentration at the top, it will also be necessary to eliminate any exciting food type coffee and sodas. Because if they have a stimulating effect on the moment they also unbalance the nervous system. Finally, to avoid drowsiness or hypoglycemia, your student should: – distribute his energy supply throughout the day in a balanced way. – banish overweight meals that promote drowsiness or overly fat meals that make digestion more difficult.
It is possible in case of small cravings to make a snack in the morning and another in the afternoon, but apart from these snacks no snacking. Snacking outside meals is detrimental to shape and concentration. It causes a peak of insulin that causes blood sugar to drop rapidly causing hypoglycemia. Fatigue and dizziness are felt to prevent revisions. The good snack: A handful of almonds with a fruit, Dry fruits rich in nutrients to boost its neurons.
Sports to unwind.
Even if your teen has the impression that he will never have time to review the entire program in the revision phase and feels that going out to the air or playing sports is a waste of time, force it to aerate. Breaks are essential for optimal working periods. In addition, oxygen is a source of energy, not to mention that sport will help relieve pressure and help sleep well (if the session is not just before bedtime).
Whether soft or hard, teenagers should not use drugs and this is especially true during exams. To be at the top of his intellectual performance, he must ban alcohol, cannabis, drugs that act on neurotransmitters and alter the quality of the transmission of information. Even if your teen does not recognize the use of these substances, it is nevertheless worth reminding him of the consequences of these psychotropic drugs on his ability to concentrate and his memory.
Memory is acquired during sleep. It is therefore essential that your teen has enough hours of sleep so that his brain assimilates all the knowledge learned during the day. If not enough sleep, the learning process will be truncated and all efforts during the day will not be used optimally. It is advisable to sleep between 6 and 8 hours by lying preferably before midnight.
Avoid all distractions.
Between the laptop, the internet, the TV, the distractions are numerous and the temptations are great during the revisions. If it is not possible to ban the mobile phone, it is good to empower young people by reminding them that “checking” their emails, checking the last posts of friends on Facebook or staying hanged at WhatsApp is the best way to get deconcentrate. All these intrusions are harmful to the concentration and it is always more difficult to refocus after this kind of interruption. So during the revision slots all the screens are in standby. They are re-lit during the breaks so as not to be disturbed or wasting time.
Breathe to Relax.
Breathing allows you to relax and refocus. No need to be “yogi” to breathe well. It is enough to start well that your teenager places a hand on his belly to locate the movements of the rib cage. The right technique: Inspire through the nose by swelling the belly and then exhale slowly through the mouth. Repeat breathing through the belly gently for a few minutes to relax. Once the gesture is integrated, the hand placed on belly is removed and the expiration time is lengthened.
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