5 Ways to Relax After School
October 8, 2015
We all need to kick back and relax: A student’s guide to relaxation
We all need to find ways to relax but especially during an exam year, it is essential that students plan to include a little ‘me’ time in each and every day – if they are to live a healthy, balanced life.
We all have different hobbies and pastimes, such as music, sporting activities, and reading. The leisure time we devote to this is a must because it keeps our minds healthy. It also develops teenagers into mature, rounded adults.
For example, 2 hours’ good study after a period of leisure/relaxation is infinitely more beneficial than 5 tired hours with poor concentration undertaken because you feel a sense of duty.
If there are sport, drama, music, public speaking, dance or other activities you like undertaken in your school, join an activity you like. Do not be afraid that a reasonable amount of leisure time will affect your academic performance; it won’t.
In fact, the opposite is the case. Extra-curricular activities become a welcome diversion from the boredom of the everyday slog, and the hobbies you adopt from participation in these activities will benefit you later in life. Also, numerous studies show that those who excel at sports and/or extra-curricular activities often excel in the classroom too – so what’s your excuse?
Once your school day is done, you should relax for at least one hour each day by doing some of the following:
1. Get some exercise by walking, running or playing field games such as football.
2. Play with family members and help with dinner.
3. Walk or play with family pet.
4· Listen to soothing music that is pleasant and relaxing after study.
5· Forget your school worries by finishing study at least 1 hour before going to bed.