When you’re intensely studying for a test or quiz, or even plowing through a huge pile of homework, how do you incorporate breaks?
Breaks are essential — they let our minds rest, wander, and refresh themselves before we plunge back into studying.
Playing games on your phone can be a great break from homework/studying, or even a reward for finishing reading a chapter. Some games keep your mind sharp because you look for patterns and have to be detail-oriented. Plus, the repetitive movements can be calming and a good mental break from reading/writing.
Taking breaks can increase your efficiency…but don’t go overboard! Set a timer to limit your game-playing — it’s easy to let an hour (or three) go by without realizing it.
Stay tuned for 5 great (and free) “study break” apps I highly recommend…