As an A Level student at a highly regarded school, it is not uncommon for me to spend an awfully long time on my schoolwork, potentially too long. Something I have learnt the hard way in the past two years is that study breaks are just as important as the actual studying as it allows your mind a rest. As I sit here in the midst of my second break from transcribing TV for my coursework, I thought I’d share with you three of my favourite ways of taking a break from work.
Number 1 – A walk
Living in a very small town means I have acres of countryside to walk through just a mere five minutes from my house. Taking a half-hour out to go on a short walk means you get fresh air, some exercise, and allow your mind to have a break. I often like to meet up with a friend for this walk as it really is nice to take your mind off the work with a cheeky gossip or catch-up
Number 2 – Social Media
As a self-proclaimed social media addict, I know how distracting this can be when you’re studying so what I like to do is turn off the internet on my phone and, for every hour I do some solid studying, I’ll allow myself five minutes to go on social media (the perfect amount of time to read the Cosmo discover on Snapchat)
Number 3 – Make some food
I’m one of the worst people at forgetting to eat when I’m not at school so the perfect way to spend a study break is by making and eating your lunch or just a snack (depending on the time). Eating will help your mind revive itself sufficiently to carry on working throughout the day.
So they are three of my favourite ways to spend a study break, what are yours? Let me know in the comments 🙂