Keep calm and beat the exam blues with these activities…
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – if the said phrase perfectly sums up your life during exams, then you young guns must do everything possible to keep yourselves from dulling down.
The never ending classes, tests, exams can weigh you down, we get it. While there is no escaping the academic grind, there are ways to make the most of those well-deserved breaks amidst that hectic study schedule.
Here are 5 recreational activities that will pump you up to study harder and focus better…
(The best part is, you can easily accommodate these activities in your study schedule.)
Even though that bus ride or a quick drive seems convenient, cycle your way to school and classes instead. Taking the time to cycle will help you channelize your energies and stay focused. Not to mention the health benefits of a physical activity in between those long sittings to study.
Maintain a plant
If you care about the green inhabitants of the planet then do it for the love of plants, if not then do it for yourself. When it comes to recreational activities, keeping a plant has umpteen benefits.
One, it keeps you grounded and connected to nature. Two, it makes you step out and look forward to something apart from your books. Having a plant teaches patience and perseverance.
Our in-house Psychologist Sheena Kalia advocates these recreational activities as brain-cell boosters; “When you constantly study without taking breaks, the brain stops registering meaningfully after a while. The retention or outcome may then not be as fruitful. This is when these brief breaks to reboot can dramatically improve your concentration thus helping you gather your thoughts and return refreshed to your books”
Play music while you eat
Music is said to have a therapeutic effect on us humans. Music can help you calm your stress levels. It is said to improve your attention span and memory too but most of all, it evokes positivity.
So next time you are taking a break from studying or sitting down for dinner, remember to tune in to your favorite music.
Phone a friend
When you sit studying for hours together without speaking to anyone, it is very easy to slip into zombie mode. Talking a few minutes out to talk to a friend can help you stay motivated and release the stress.
Discussing your study schedule with a friend will not only keep you updated but will also help you meet personal deadlines.
Save time for a sport in your backyard or go for a jog
It might seem like a waste of time but saving 15 minutes of your precious study time for a sport or a jog will help you in ways you can’t imagine.
You need a physical activity to keep yourself from rusting and feeling lethargic. A physical activity like a walk or a jog can boost your energy levels thus helping you to study better