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52 things to do during your next study break

Research has shown that study breaks are very important for students. A decent study break does not only help you to be more relaxed but it also makes it easier to process the things that you have learnt previously.

This post offers you a list of 52 activities that you can do during your next study break. How long you spend on these activities is up to you. But you should not forget that it will become harder for you to come back to the desk if you leave your books unattended for too long.

Fun activities

  • Call a friend/family member
  • Create a study schedule
  • Dance
  • Do your nails 
  • Doodle 
  • Draw something 
  • Drink something
  • Get fresh air 
  • Have a healthy snack 
  • Journal 
  • Light a candle or turn on a diffuser
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Look through old pictures
  • Play an instrument
  • Read something that is not study related
  • Sing
  • Sit in the garden or in the park
  • Take a power nap
  • Talk to someone
  • Take a shower
  • Try out a new makeup/styling
  • Write a to-do-list
  • Write yourself a rewards list

Household activities

  • Clean/organize your desk/drawers
  • Clean your closet
  • Clean your window
  • Clean out your wallet/bag/backpack/pencil case
  • Declutter paper stacks
  • Do the laundry
  • Do the dishes
  • Dust off your shelves
  • Hoover your room
  • Make your bed
  • Organize the mail
  • Take out the trash
  • Tidy up your fridge
  • Tidy up
  • Write a grocery list

Logical activities

  • Do a crossword/sudoko/puzzle
  • Get offline
  • Make origami
  • Solve a Rubik’s Cube
  • Write down all of the thoughts that bother you and distract you from learning

Sport activities

  • Exercise
  • Do some breathing exercises 
  • Do yoga
  • Do jumping jacks
  • Go for a swim
  • Go for a run
  • Ride the bike
  • Stretch
  • Walk your dog

What do you do during a study break? Add your ideas to the comment box 🙂