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Yes, studying is important and should be a priority. No, you should not spend the entire day studying, even if you have an exam the next day. You need to take regular breaks; sometimes ten minutes will do, others you will need to take a day off. So, you don’t know what to do with your time off? Here are a few things you could do.
Go to the movies
Sure, you can always just watch a movie at home, but going out to the cinema with friends or family will help you forget your studies for a good couple of hours. You get to leave your room, socialise and eat some delicious popcorn. It’s a great way to have fun and relax for a while.
We all love a particular sport or physical activity, but it’s easy to forget about it when we have so much to study. Exercise regularly, whether it’s a quick jog or a basketball game with friends. Sport helps you blow off steam and unwind… and stay healthy!
Getting some fresh air is essential, so you should go for a walk around your closest park. There is so much you can do apart from walking around by yourself: you can have a picnic with friends, take your dog out for a walk, read a book under a tree… The objective is to get out of your room and enjoy the world around you while you take a break from studying.
Go to a theme park
If you love rollercoasters, grab some friends and take the day off. Nothing will help you relieve stress and unwind better than screaming at the top of a rollercoaster. If big rides aren’t your thing, there’s always smaller rides you can still enjoy. You will be getting a nice adrenaline rush!
No matter how long you lock yourself in your room to study, you will have to eat and talk to someone eventually. Go out for lunch or dinner with friends or family (or both) and dedicate some time to catch up and have some fun. There is only one condition: no talking about studying!
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It’s so obvious, students sometimes forget about it. Sleep is the ultimate way to recover from a long study period, and you probably need more sleep than what you are currently getting. Having said this, do not take random four-hour naps in the middle of the day and mess up your sleeping schedule. Remember, nighttime is for sleeping, not studying. If you need a nap during the day, set a timer for 30 minutes – power naps bring back the energy you need for the day.
There are several other ways to take breaks from studying, so get creative with what you do. Don’t forget to have fun and relax!