Whether you’re studying for a big exam or working on an assignment, taking study breaks is a must. Your brain is like any other muscle, it can’t run a marathon without pacing itself. Even though it may seem counter-intuitive to stop working, forcing yourself to take a ten minute break might actually make you more productive.
I will admit that there are times when I’ve just found my groove and my alarm goes off, letting me know it’s time for a study break. When that happens, the last thing I want to do is take a break but it really is important. Even if the only break you take it standing up and going for a short walk around the library before sitting back down, you need that break.
Finish your sentence or finish your thought, then put the pen down and walk away.