How to Take Breaks While Doing Homework

Homework can be boring and tedious. You might think that taking breaks during homework is a waste of time but it will actually help you improve and not fall asleep on your books!

Steps

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    Do something to keep you alert. Whenever you start to fall asleep or get bored do jumping jacks for 2 minutes or stretch. This gets the blood pumping to your brain and help you focus.
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    Get a little something to eat. If you start to get a headache get up and have a little snack and some water. Don't get something sugary because you will get jittery in your seat.
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    Reward yourself. You can use your break as a reward and tell yourself a goal. If you reach that goal you can take a break for a few minutes.
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    Don't mess around and distract yourself. When taking your reward break be sure not to play games or go on YouTube. These get very distracting and waste a lot of much needed time.
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    Try to stay organized. Things look a lot more overwhelming if everything is in a big clutter around you.

Tips

  • If you use a planner, mark off things that you have done. It will give you a sense of accomplishment.
  • Don't surf on the internet / IM friends / check your email / etc. when you are working on papers. It is distracting and wastes time. If you are going to use this as a reward, set a timer so that you know how much time you are spending doing nothing.

Warnings

  • Games and YouTube chew up more time than you think.

Article Info

Categories: Homework Skills