We all know that studying, endless amounts of homework, and projects can be exhausting and too much at times, but with purposeful and productive study breaks anything can get done on time and with less stress.
One simple and easy small step is to place inspirational quotes and sayings in places that you will see daily. You can put them on your bathroom mirror, on your laptop, your favorite water bottle, or even keep them in your bookbag. This will give you a friendly reminder that you can accomplish your work when you have a heavy load or when the going gets tough.
Set a time limit for your study breaks. It is important to keep yourself on schedule and to not get distracted by other responsibilities. If you don’t set a time limit, your time for studying will be gone before you realize it. Set a timer on your phone for 30 minutes, an hour, or a timeframe that works best for you to remind you to get back to studying
Cook dinner or lunch during your break so you don’t have to worry about it later. This will give you more time for yourself or more time for studying, instead of worrying what you will have to cook and eat later. You can also get that annoying chore done that you have to do, like cleaning your room, loading and unloading the dishwasher, or doing laundry. This will also clear up some time for you later in the day, and you won’t have to worry about carving out time later to complete that chore.
However, you may need some time to unwind, and that is perfectly okay. You could watch one episode of your favorite show, read a couple of chapters of your favorite book, or even get a snack with a friend. The important part of this is to keep track of your time and to get back to your homework and studying.
Remember to take time to relax and unwind for a little bit. It is easy to think that you will lose your valuable time if you don’t take study breaks, but you actually may be overworking yourself and not retaining important information you need. You have to take care of yourself first, and that is what is important.