After revising how do you relax??

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I work for hours and hours (well it feels like that) and I normally would watch television after working, but that seems somewhat boring, so I was wondering, how do you relax after revising? Any suggestions????

Posted: 11-04-12 14:31 by Lauren

I'm a runner so I run run run run and I love it. I also find that exercise clears my mind so I jump on the trampoline in my breaks. I don't watch TV because I usually start watching it and then don't stop and I've wasted a few hours staring blankly at a boring screen when I could have been doing tonnes of other stuff (seems like you feel this way too! ;) ) I watch Youtube a bit as the videos are short and enjoyable so I don't get hooked but often I use a chrome app to block all distracting websites like Facebook and youtube. I love reading but I can't start a book because then I can't put it down and I have to get my Mum to hide it and then I waste time thinking about it or looking for it. So now I've wittered on for ages but my definite favourite way of relaxing is a good run, or a hop on the cross trainer if it's raining. I have a friend who just does tonnes of yoga and she's always really calm, if you're not sporty maybe you could get a yoga DVD and do that? Hope you won't too bored by the above :P **

Posted: 11-04-12 15:08 by Former Member

Perhaps I could go for a run, or even for a walk outside, but then I get nervous so I try to avoid doing that. I also do the Youtube things and block certain stuff so I don't get distracted : ) Hmm...it's hard trying to find things that won't get me stuck it a rut for a long period of time, but I also need to do something to calm down. Ahh I'll just read a some of my book, I'm reading Cloudstreet atm. It's incredible. I should probably go back to work before I go on a big long conversation on the joys of reading Cloudstreet. Thank you for your suggestions, it's nice to hear other ways of relaxing, opposed to watching television.

Posted: 11-04-12 15:25 by Lauren

@Molly said that you block distracting websites. Whats the app called as this is my biggest weakness? This would be a massive help?! Thanks in advance 

Posted: 11-04-12 16:11 by Chloe-may

Do whatever youy want, and enjoy it. Or do something you enjoy. I like playing video-games so I play video-games. try that?

Posted: 11-04-12 18:15 by Oliver

I normally go for a walk or jog, it really helps and after you come back i find its easier to revise ** also in my breaks i just chill ** most of the time im eating during my breaks :P ** 

Posted: 11-04-12 19:41 by Thaniya Christie

Thank you everyone for your suggestions so far. It's a nice change to consider something different opposed to watching television. Perhaps tomorrow I'll go for a jog in the park (if it's not raining :)) Or maybe I'll put on some music and read a book. :) Thank you!

Posted: 11-04-12 20:04 by Lauren

You know, I'm probably really strange for suggesting this, but try looking up Bob Ross on youtube or something and watch this incredible person paint and talk, for some strange reason I never get more chilled out and I don't know what causes it. Sorry, I know you said you said that its nice not to watch tv, I love painting and drawing myself, perhaps you could try that? :)

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Posted: 11-04-12 22:31 by Ed

Chloe-may wrote:

@Molly said that you block distracting websites. Whats the app called as this is my biggest weakness? This would be a massive help?! Thanks in advance 

Itis specifically for Chrome as far as I know, it's called StayFocusd (that's spelt right, no E) it's excellent, I have a limit on the time I can spend on facebook etc everyday and there's an option to 'nuke' websites, I tend to block all sites apart from this one, Bitesize and mymaths. There's also an option where you have to complete a really difficult task before you can change some settings so it's a good deterrent. Just go to the chrome app store and Put in StayFocusd and it's free and easy. Hope this helps :D 

Posted: 12-04-12 09:33 by Former Member

@Molly wrote:

Chloe-may wrote:

@Molly said that you block distracting websites. Whats the app called as this is my biggest weakness? This would be a massive help?! Thanks in advance 

Itis specifically for Chrome as far as I know, it's called StayFocusd (that's spelt right, no E) it's excellent, I have a limit on the time I can spend on facebook etc everyday and there's an option to 'nuke' websites, I tend to block all sites apart from this one, Bitesize and mymaths. There's also an option where you have to complete a really difficult task before you can change some settings so it's a good deterrent. Just go to the chrome app store and Put in StayFocusd and it's free and easy. Hope this helps :D 

Thank you :) I'll try that and see if it works for me.

Posted: 12-04-12 18:25 by Chloe-may