For many of us outdoor-fever flares up in the spring. After being cooped up inside for dreary month upon dreary month, the idea of shedding layers and running barefoot through the grass could not be more appealing. Unfortunately, end of the year exam and paper pressures often prohibit such enjoyable activities. Sooner or later, however, the temptation will become too unbearable and procrastination will set in. After all, you can only cram so much information into your brain right? Taking study breaks is not only good for your mental health, but your physical health as well. Here’s a list of some fun things to do this spring during your study breaks:
- Go for a walk around campus. Take some time to walk around and enjoy the hard work put in by groundskeepers to keep your school looking its best. You might even find a new spot to study!
- Grab a Frisbee and some friends. Turns out flying discs aren’t just for smart dogs and talent competitions. You can play Ultimate Frisbee, Disc Golf, or just play catch with your roommate.
- Attend a sporting event. Cheering on your fellow comrades while they play not only gets your competitive blood boiling, but it also raises your school-spirit-meter. Check your school’s athletic page for the next event. Don’t play soccer or tennis? Doesn’t matter- showing up and clapping is still fun!
- Do some arts and crafts. Although not all of us have talent in this department, who doesn’t enjoy a blank canvas and some finger paint? Taking a break from stressful classwork to nurture the budding artist deep inside your soul will definitely put you in better spirits. Find a comfortable spot on the lawn and get to work!
So swallow some Claritin (no need to do this if you don’t suffer from hay-fever), grab a blanket, pack some snacks, and head out to your favorite grassy knoll for some well needed nature time. Have a great idea for a spring study break or just want to complain about your coursework? Comment below!