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The Power of Procrastination!

By Sophie
The Power of Procrastination!

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:

  1. 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...
  2. 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?
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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!      

Tagged: stress tips, meditation, break

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