Saturday, 2 May 2015

10 Revision Break Ideas

With essays and my dissertation due, and exams fast approaching, I am feeling quite anxious and stressed at the moment! Whether you're currently at school, college or university, these revision break ideas will be perfect for you to make sure you don't overdo it with revision and that you take enough breaks, looking after your mental and emotional wellbeing.

1. Go for a run, swim, go to an exercise class or hit the gym. 

2. Ring home. I miss home sooo much while I'm away at uni. Sometimes a phone call home can be refreshing and motivating that it won't be long before you will be seeing everyone again.

3. Go for a nice walk. 

4. Hobbies. If you like to sew or knit, or enjoy making greetings cards, or if you enjoy playing on your Xbox, why not let yourself have 15 minutes sat doing that? Don't let it become full-blown procrastination and take over from work completely, but sometimes it can be nice to do something you really enjoy to break a long day of work up.

5. Go out for a meal. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, it can be nice to get out and about. Not only is it important to take breaks, but we all have to eat, and it's important you eat well while you're putting your brain to hard work!

6. Pamper yourself. Once I've finished revising for the day I like to unwind with a full blown pamper session each evening. It's just nice to unwind and also to look after yourself. I sleep much better if I do this, rather than put the books down and try to sleep straight away.

7. Make a hot drink. Sometimes if I only want to take a small break from staring at the same thing for ages, I will just go and make a cup of tea. It only distracts me for five or ten minutes, but sometimes that is all I need to just clear my head for a few minutes.

8. Start a new TV series. Starting to watch a TV series from scratch can be a good way to take some time off from work and because it is divided up into episodes you can schedule in an episode every evening or something. Just don't let yourself become so addicted you want to watch it all the time!

9. Meditation. I attended a de-stress class once and this was something that was mentioned. It's not a cross-legged, humming type of activity. Just laying down on the bed and relaxing all your muscles and breathing in for 10 seconds, then out for 10 seconds, slowly and calmly with your eyes shut for 10 seconds, can be a great way to switch off or to de-stress, particularly before bed so you don't go to sleep worrying about work. 

10. Baking! This can be great for taking your mind off work and helping to de-stress, not to mention being able to eat some yummy things later! Here are links to previous baking blog posts of mine in case you would like to try something new. Malteser Tiffin Recipe  or  Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Good luck with your exams, essays and your final weeks at school, college or university!


  1. I always go for a walk if I feel like I need a revison break, it's so refreshing!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Going for a walk is one of the most simple yet one of the best things you can do I think. Really helps to clear your head! xx

  2. Great tips, thx for sharing with us. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

    1. Yes sounds great! I'll follow you on GFC xx

  3. great ideas :) Thanks for posting them :)

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for dropping by :) xx

  4. Such useful points! Will hopefully get me through my A-levels x

    That's Groovy blog

    1. Thank you! A lot of it is common sense but I think sometimes we need a general reminder - I know I do anyway! I get so wrapped up in revision. Good luck for your A Levels x


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