Thursday, April 23, 2020 Take a 'brain break' to boost your focus on studying
You've got a lot on your plate– Zoom classes and meetings, online homework, reading emails, FaceTiming friends and watching TV. All this screen time can really catch up to you, and it's a good idea to take a step back every couple hours. When the hours of studying seem endless, taking a quick five- or ten- minute break can really help boost your focus again.
- Go for a brisk walk outdoors. The fresh air will do wonders for your mood and help you wake up.
- Take a quick power nap. Research shows that around 20 minutes is the optimal time for you to refresh without feeling drowsy the rest of the day.
- Make a smoothie. It's essential to stay hydrated and full, so a nutrient-packed smoothie is the perfect way to go and doesn't take any time to prepare.
- Have an impromptu dance party. Just dancing in your room to your favorite music will relieve loads of tension and distract from your studies for a minute.
- Do some stretching. It'll get you moving for a bit and keep you from getting too uncomfortable sitting at your desk, plus it's great for your health.
- Play a board game with your family or roommates. Breaking out an old favorite game is a simple way to have fun, interact with others for a while, and keep yourself from looking at the computer.
- Call a friend or family member. It's important to keep connected, even if you may be spending long hours sitting in one room. Chatting for a couple minutes with someone you love will be a refreshing break for the both of you.