Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Study Break

I am about one month away from graduation and excited to know where I will be heading next! I was selected to be a resident at the  Integrative Family Wellness Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin. I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to continue my learning process as a resident for one year. And who knows-- it may turn into something more!

For now until August 4th I will be recalling all of the useful clinical skills I have learned and getting ready for my board exams. SO, if you have any study tips-- send them my way! Here's how I am keeping energized and healthy for boards:
  • Eating small, frequent, high protein meals. High protein sustains the feeling of satiety longer and the amino acids will be used to build brain neurotransmitters.
  • Taking a multi, fish oil, b-complex, vitamin D, and adrenal support. The adrenals help with the response to stress and heavily utilize the B vitamins as well as Vitamin C.
  • Exercising daily-- Jillian Michaels is kicking my butt right now.
  • Frequenting coffee shops-- I don't know if I consider this a "healthy" study habit, but it keeps the scenery interesting.
  • Listening to theta brainwave music. Theta brainwaves are known to help memory, learning and mental clarity.
  • Making time to relax and read something mindless. 
  • Studying with friends. Helps my motivation and I always seem to learn something from them.

Here is a link to learn more about my program.

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