So, the countdown to the big LC is well and truly underway. You’re up the walls and you’re worried that you know exactly how many floorboards are in your study room, that last night you dreamt of Macbeth and Mairtín Ó Díreáin taking a trip to the Mezzogiorno, that your only means of social contact is Facebook and that if you got a euro every time you underlined something in red in your notes copy, you’d be so rich you wouldn’t even have to think about doing your Leaving Cert.
It’s a stressful time, but that’s NOT to say that everything but study needs to be neglected until the end of June when the inevitable exam weather fizzles away, the clouds turn grey once again but you see the light with the burning of the pages and pages of notes taken over the past 2 years. Most importantly, EXERCISE cannot be neglected. We, as soon-to-be Physical Education teachers, as girls who have been stuck in the Leaving-Cert-rut, believe that exercise can only help exam performance and study. In this blog, we will give you advice and tips on how to strike a balance between exercise and academia and highlight the importance of this. And you don’t just have to take our word for it, we will be posting video interviews with a number of elite athletes who maintained a high level of physical activity throughout their Leaving Cert.
We cannot study for you. We cannot exercise for you. Only YOU can be the author of your own story. But we can give you the support you need to help you make the right decisions…the healthy decisions. Starting right now.
“Your future is determined on what you do today, not tomorrow“