April 3, 2017, by Words on Words
My Top 5 Creative Study Breaks
This blog post was written by final year English student, Vicky Lorriman.
It’s the end of March already?! Yes, the deadlines are approaching us once again and it’s tough to find some downtime without feeling guilty for not studying. Don’t fret! Have a go at these quick and easy study breaks that will help to boost your creativity not just in written assignments but in everyday life:
#1 – Take a load of pictures and do something with them. You could create a collage, arrange them on your bedroom wall, cut them up and stick them back together again somehow… No matter what pictures you take or what you do with them, you’ll be engaging with subtle details of the images, which encourages attention to detail.
#2 – Colouring, drawing and painting. These activities are a lot of fun and free the mind from word overload!
#3 – Meditation. A slightly off-the-wall suggestion, but stay with me on this one. A simple five-minute breathing meditation, where you focus on your breathing and nothing else (no thoughts!), is incredibly helpful for clearing your mind of daily stress and clutter.
#4 – Creative Writing. Keeping a diary, writing some poetry or putting together a blog doesn’t have to be so serious; writing occasional short and snappy pieces to yourself is enjoyable, funny and stimulates creativity.
#5 – Go for a walk in nature. There’s nothing like a good old walk, is there? Go for a walk around the Arboretum (near Nottingham Trent University), Wollaton Park or even the parks in Lenton; any contact with nature calms and inspires the mind.