Stop Studying and Take a Break…the Right Way

By Sean | December 5, 2013

It’s okay to take a break. It’s less okay to house a bag of cheese puffs while you’re doing it.

When you’re in the zone, studying can be a breeze. But inevitably you will run out of steam and need a breather.

To make sure you stay on task during your break, heed this advice from Qwerty:

  1. Schedule your breaks. Make small goals for yourself like, “Once I finish this chapter, I’ll walk to the campus center.”
  2. Determine the time limit of your break. Keep your breaks at timed intervals, so you know when to jump back in.
  3. Snack healthfully. Pack healthy food like nuts, fruit, or veggies.
  4. Take a walk. Exercise is proven to increase brain function. Stroll through the library or power clean your room.
  5. Avoid junk food and media. These will slow you down and only make you more tired and less productive.

Need more ideas for what to do on your breaks? Check out 10 Ways to Procrastinate the Day Away… and Feel Good About It.

(Source: The Right Way to Take a Study Break | Qwerty)