Call your mom while you walk to class. It’ll make her feel good and multitasking will help you save time.
We all want to take a little time to just veg out, and thanks to our technology-driven lives, there are more ways to do it than ever before. So why not make the best of both worlds and learn to do something productive while still being a little lazy?
Here are five simple ways that, as a college student, you can make your downtime guilt-free:
1. Don’t just snack while watching TV
Instead try folding your laundry throughout your television show. This is a quiet activity you can do during TV time that will help you accomplish something besides gaining that freshman 15, and it won’t disturb anyone or take away from the program.
2. Learn to walk and talk.
We all have that long walk during our day when we simply listen to music or just walk along in silence. Try, instead, making that phone call you have been putting off all day to make the walk go by faster, or call your parents. Help brighten their day and let them know you miss them while you are doing nothing but getting from point A to point B.
3. Take some fun and relaxing classes.
If you have some extra space in your schedule or a credit or two to take before graduation, try taking a fitness class like racquetball, yoga or bowling. Or if you prefer classes that are a little more on the creative side, try taking pottery making or photography. These can be stress-relieving, GPA-boosting courses that allow you to enjoy your time while still being productive.
4. Listen to your class lectures while you’re driving.
If you need a little extra study time or you missed class to go out of town, download your class lecture from the Internet (if your professor makes his or her recordings available). More and more teachers are now offering audio versions of their lectures, and they’re great to listen to on long drives. Doing this means you don’t have to worry about radio stations going in and out or switching songs on your iPod. Just create a playlist of your lectures and listen through them while you drive.
5. Study while you are working out at the gym or while you lie at the pool.
This is probably the most popular option for being productive while still taking some downtime. Not only can you sneak in a workout, but you can also get a little smarter at the same time. We all have extremely busy days, and finding the time to just lie out in the sun (if your school’s climate allows for it) or hit the elliptical is difficult. If you can pair it with reviewing your notes, you can kill two birds with one stone.
Though living in a fast-paced world makes it difficult to slow things down, multitasking can be a resourceful option for college students trying to find balance.
Powered by Facebook Comments