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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

It’s that time of year again! Finals have arrived and the endless studying has begun. Often, we find ourselves feeling burnt out amidst this endless studying. When that happens, it is important to take breaks. In fact, research supports taking breaks in order to better absorb information and increase productivity. Here is a list of potential study breaks to help give your mind a break!


Meditation is a great study break because it allows you to clear your mind and breathe. It also is extremely beneficial in reducing stress. Even if you have hours upon hours of work to do, take a one minute break every once in a while to close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.

Work Out

Working out is also a great way to clear your head and get the blood pumping. Oftentimes it makes you feel refreshed afterward and ready to tackle whatever studying you still have to do. Bonus points if you can work out outside –fresh air can do wonders for relaxation.


When taking a study break the last thing you may want to do is a chore. However, the old adage that “a clear desk makes for a clear mind” has actually proven to be true. So if you are feeling completely overwhelmed, try tidying up and see if that helps bring the anxiety down.

Watch a TV Show or Movie

I know personally, my favorite studying break is catching up on TV or watching a movie. This allows you to escape into someone else’s world for a while and forget about all the items on your to-do list.

These are my top things to do during a study break but each person will have their own preferences as to what works best for them. Give these a try next time you feel yourself starting to get burned out!










Hi, I'm Fallon! I'm a senior at Boston College and this year's BC campus correspondent. I am a communications major and marketing minor and I am originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, catching up on Netflix, and exploring Boston!