Taking regular breaks while studying is vital for productivity, focus and wellbeing. Yet many students resist taking breaks out of a misplaced fear that breaks will reduce productivity. Taking regular breaks leads to improved concentration, protection against fatigue and higher productivity which can then be sustained over longer periods of time.

Key best practices around study breaks include experimenting to find the right work-to-break ratio for each individual, planning ahead and ensuring that breaks are enjoyable and take place away from the study space. Students can also supercharge their breaks by using them to improve information recall. Implementing these research-backed techniques can transform students experience of studying from an arduous process to a sustainable and even enjoyable experience. By taking breaks, life becomes easier and the quality of work becomes better.

Contents:

  • TAKING BREAKS
  • HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF BREAKS
  • KEY FACTORS
  • HELPFUL BREAKS
  • ACTIVITIES
  • RESOURCES

Author – Lee Parker, Occupational Therapist, Cambridge Academic Performance
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