It’s easy to get locked into your desk chair for long periodsof time. Here are some ways to make sure you take a little break from yourstudy. Just don’t go too far in the other direction – you still gotta smashthrough that work!
The best way to have a break is to work for 60-90 minutesthen step away from it for 15-20 minutes before diving back in. But even if youcan’t manage that level of organisation, there are some ways to make sure youforce yourself to pause and recharge for a few minutes now and then.
Leave your snacks in the kitchen
Don’t stack food and drink within arm’s reach. Make it so you have to walk into another room for a handful of almonds, a banana or glass of water. (Yeah, this is us subtly trying to tell you to eat healthy snacks instead of endless bags of salt’n’vinnies with a Pepsi chaser.)
Put your phone on the other side of the room
When you get a notification, you’ll have to get up to checkit. Of course, you don’t want to be getting up every two minutes, so hopefullyyou’ve turned off all the unimportant pings. The idea here is to get upstanding up every now and then, not losing focus because you’re constantlychecking Insta.
Make time to dance
When you feel your mindtanks starting to run out of juice,put on this song and get your body moving. (You can use another song ifyou reeeeally want to, but it won’t be anywhere near as much fun as an Italiandisco hit from the 1970s.)
Go and get a real coffee
If you’re spending all day staring at screens, it’s a goodidea to walk to a local café to stretch your legs, get some sunshine andinteract with at least one other human. If you don’t want coffee, do a loop ofa local park or head to Coles and buy a banana and some almonds.
Do a little meditate
Or three sets of 10 push-ups. Or a bit of yoga. Wewrote a useful guide on how to get started and you can read it here.
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