5 Ways to Keep Focused During the SAT’s

1. Don’t cram

Cramming the night before may work for your history exam, however, the SAT’s focus on built knowledge throughout your life. Cramming the night before will leave you fatigued, uneasy, and scattered. Instead, go into the exam with a fresh mind in the morning.

2. Do something you love the night before

For example, watch a movie, play board games, or do something that makes you feel relaxed and good. This will help you sleep better and put your mind in a more positive state.

3. Eat a brain-boosting breakfast

Make a smoothie with the best brain-boosting foods to help you concentrate throughout the day. The best foods are avocados, nuts, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and oats. See the “Brain-Boosting Smoothie” recipe below.

4. Bring water

Stay hydrated throughout the day by bringing a water bottle with you. Staying hydrated will also boost your concentration and focus.

5. Give yourself an attitude boost

Find an inspirational quote or affirmation that you can use as your mantra for the day. Repeat as necessary to give yourself the mental attitude boost you need.