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Making the most of a study break

10 June 2019

3 mins

Studying for your final exams? You might find it hard to stop! However, working all day 24/7 isn’t always the best way to get work done and you may find yourself feeling even less motivated. A key way to avoid this is to take breaks whilst studying as it will help your mind recharge. HereĀ are our top tips on how to make your study break productive.

1. Exercise

Getting active is the best way to relax your brain and to stop thinking about work, whilst also releasing any stress that you have. On campus, there are lots of activities to get involved with; from our two gyms and classes (see more).

2. Eat a healthy snack

On your break take the opportunity to fix yourself a healthy snack such as fruit, veggie sticks, oatmeal or breakfast bars. This is a great way to help your energy levels and memory. Cafes on campus are also a great place to pick up a snack, plus it gives you the opportunity to get out and about with friends. Find out where they are here.

3. Chat with friends/family

Sometimes the best thing you can do is have a chat with friends and family. It will enable you to completely relax and take your mind off everything. Not to mention you might be able to get some help on a question you were stuck on or brainstorm new ideas!

4. Tidy up

Mess equals stress. Tidying your study area is a great way to have a productive study break as it will help you focus and clear your mind. Also, having less clutter on your desk will help improve your productivity because you won’t get distracted whilst doing your work.

5. Get creative

Colouring can relieve your brain from the stress of exams and coursework because you doing something relaxing. Therefore, this could help you feel more positive and motivated towards your studies. On campus, LU Arts frequently run different creative events and all students are welcome to get involved. You can find out what they have going on here.

6. Listen to music 

Listening to music can help you relax, which is sometimes key to having a productive day of studying. It will make you feel happier and more positive towards your work which will increase your motivation and help you complete your work.

7. Do a chore/run an errand

Whether it’s putting the washing on or dropping a parcel off at the post office, using this time to get other jobs/errands done is a proactive way to spend your study break. It will also help you feel more organised and on top of things.

If you’re feeling stressed or have questions about exams head here to find answers and extra support.

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