6 Things to Do In Between Your College Classes
As opposed to high school where your classes are consecutive, and then you’re free for the rest of the day, college is a pretty different matter. Classes are usually scheduled in such a way that you are left with some awkward gaps that you will need to fill one way or another. Also, you will have to make that time count. Here are some tips for activities that will help you fill those gaps.
Get Some Food
As a student, it’s impossible to concentrate properly on the next class if you are hungry. Use that free time to get yourself some real food, not just snacks and noodles. This will keep you fed and nourished, which will improve your level of activity throughout the entire class. Even if you are not necessarily feeling hungry, we can guarantee that in one or two hours your stomach will already begin sounding the alarms. So take advantage. Who can answer their teacher’s questions on a grumbling stomach anyway?
Go to the Gym
By working out, you can keep your body healthy and active for the next class. Check out the gym facilities on your campus, and go there on your breaks. As a student, you will probably already have to pay fees for that too, so why not take advantage of it? Do some aerobics or play some basketball, anything that can get your heart up and running so that you can keep in shape. You’ll probably need it after sitting through classes for hours in a row.
Pay a Visit to the Library
Revising your course notes or working on some projects your teachers assigned you will give you more free time once you go off campus. Instead of just walking around aimlessly to kill time, focus that time on studying for your exams. You will realize that once you’re done with classes, you’ll have more time to do actual entertaining activities.
Get Some Rest
Power naps are the best way to restart your brain after some previous difficult classes. Those 30 minutes are also exactly what will be needed to help you focus. Studies showed that power naps during the day can relieve fatigue better than a full night’s sleep and can also improve your ability to concentrate on future tasks. If you do not live in a dorm on campus, you can always be sneaky and sleep on a textbook (people might assume that you have terrible eyesight, and you’re just reading closely). You can also find a nice library booth or a quiet area to get that rest.
Take a Walk in the Sun
This may sound weird right now, but keep in mind that you won’t always have time to bask in the sun. Once you are done with college, you will probably get a job that will prevent you from going outside too much. Most workplaces nowadays usually involve sitting at a desk for 8 hours straight and before you know it, it’s already evening, and the sun is almost gone. When you’re working every day, you will definitely miss your college days when you could just sit back and enjoy the day. Not to mention that sunlight will also give you that extra energy boost and prevent you from getting groggy.
Visit a Professor
Most professors have public hours in which they can come to the help of students. If you have something that you do not understand, the teacher will always help you understand that certain topic. Don’t be discouraged by their intimidating looks; they will always be glad to help. Not to mention that if they see you’re interested and enthusiastic about their class, you’ll definitely get on their good side.
Make the most out of your college days and follow these tips to have an active schedule. Later on, you will be glad you did it.