How To Productively Take A Study Break

It can be difficult to stay focused for an extended time and with finals week approaching, it is important to give yourself breaks. Self-care is an important part of the day and by taking breaks and spending time for yourself, you are able to refresh your day and increase productivity. Here are some tips on how to take a break but stay productive and budget your time.

1. Do something you have been putting off

Complete tasks that do not relate to the work you are taking a break from. If there is a task you have been putting off, such as cleaning your room, then it is a great idea to take a break from your work to complete the task. By spending your time away from homework and focusing on something else, you won’t feel like you were wasting time on your break.

2. Complete the task if it takes 5 minutes or less

If the task takes less than 5 minutes, do it right now. By putting off small things, they build-up and can cause more stress. When you complete a quick task you can mark it off your list and you will feel more productive. Tasks that are small and only take 5 minutes can be done instantly and will help you take control of your life.

3. Watch videos that relate to what you are working on

Sometimes the best study break is just to watch Netflix. However, one episode can easily turn into more and it can be difficult to limit. If you are wanting to watch something, choosing to watch a video that is educational can help you take a break while learning something new. If the video relates to what you are trying to study, it is a great way to review while relaxing.

4.  Have a self-care night

A refreshing night of self-care can help you be more productive the next day. If you have a stressful day, take a break by doing a skin care routine or doing something that makes you happy. Take a night off and spend time relaxing instead of focusing on what needs to be done next.

5. Learn something new while taking a break

Whether this means mastering a new thing or perfecting something you have been working on, by focusing on something you enjoy instead of doing nothing on your break can increase your productivity. This will help you feel like you have completed something and spent your time well. By working on something you enjoy, whether it is an artistic talent, cooking something new, or learning a new skill you will feel more productive when you are finished.

It is important to take study breaks and relax but it can be difficult to find the line between wasting time and being productive with a new thing. Hopefully, these tips help you find ways to be more productive and encourage you to take more breaks.