15 Ways To Make The Most of Your Revision Break
Studying isn’t fun, but we all have to do it. Here are some tips for how to give yourself some well-deserved breaks (or maybe not!) after a tough revision session.
1. Organise your work space or clean your room.
A tidy atmosphere will make you so much more motivated. Only keep out what you need and clear the rest away, even if you just shove it into a drawer for later.
2. Take a shower.
That fresh-clean feel is just what you need after hours sat at your desk. If you’re lucky enough to have a bath then even better!
3. Put some music on.
Music will definitely help to clear your mind. Put on your favourite tune, do what you do best and forget about that work for just a few more songs…
4. Enjoy a hobby…
Whether you enjoy video games, knitting, drawing or dancing, spending time pursuing your hobbies is always a great way to unwind. Doing something you love will make the pain of revision melt away.
5. …Like some leisure reading.
More reading?! It helps you actually enjoy reading again after you’ve spent an age going through your notes, as well as giving your mind a well needed rest from complex words.
6. Do some exercise.
Exercising will leave you feeling refreshed and energised, give you a better night’s sleep, and even help to counteract all of the revision snacking you’re doing!
7. Or get meditating.
Not only will it rest your mind and help you relax, but a meditation or yoga session will really help to get your body into a place where it can go back to sitting at a desk for hours to study.
8. Cook a good meal.
The time spent cooking will give you enough of a break with some good food at the end to make it all worthwhile. Include nourishing foods like fish, nuts and berries to make the most of the brain-boosting benefits.
9. Phone home.
Talking to your friends or family will give you enough downtime to relax, whilst also giving you time to catch up on what’s going on back home.
10. Organise something with friends.
Whether it’s coffee, a meal, a film or even a night out, time with friends helps to revitalise your mind and make it a little easier to get back to the books!
11. Go shopping.
Whether you need new clothes, stationery, snack supplies or just your weekly shop, this will give your brain a break from words whilst also being really beneficial in the long run.
12. Or if you fancy staying inside, get Netflix on.
Sitting to watch a film or the latest craze to sweep across Netflix will make you happy enough to think about facing revision again when the time comes. Just don’t fall into the trap of binge-watching!
13. Or play some mindless phone games.
Giving yourself time to just sit and do (barely) nothing will really help you unwind and make a revision break really worthwhile.
14. Just make sure it all ends!
Set yourself a time scale to get back to work and aim to stick to it as much as possible.
15. And if all else fails, just take a nap.
Re-energising yourself will make those late nights a little bit more bearable. Good luck with those exams!