The Power of Procrastination!By Sophie
Forget feeling guilty about taking a break from revision - there is a power in procrastination, and here at The Student Guide we think it’s important that you get the most out of your breaks!
Taking your revision in bitesize chunks is a great approach; it stops your brain from becoming over saturated and the routine 25 minutes on, 10 minutes off is a great combination.
To become more constructive why not try the following:
- Meditation power nap: take ten to release the tension in your body by lying on your back and tensing all your muscles in turn, from toe to top, whilst taking deep breaths...
- Snack shack: make sure you have a good hoard of healthy snacks near at hand and take a moment to stop work and refuel without staring at the computer screen. Why not read our Healthy Study Snacks piece for inspiration?
- Music mash up: listening to classical music is proven to help concentration, but switch channels for ten minutes and have a sing along or dance around to your favourite tracks. It will lift your mood and help let off steam!
- Mini make over: Dash to the bathroom and complete a quick make over task; shave your face/legs, pluck your eyebrows, clip your nails, have a quick shower, moisturise, rinse your feet- the possibilities are endless!
- Phone a friend: definitely the most perilous of procrastination pastimes, ringing a mate to have a brief chin wag can quickly turn into an hour long moanathon. Keep it short but sweet and get a bit of gossip in for a total ten minute timeout!