10 Things to do when You're Just Not Feeling Your Schoolwork ...


10 Things to do when You're Just Not Feeling Your Schoolwork ...
10 Things to do when You're Just Not Feeling Your Schoolwork ...

We're always told how we have to get schoolwork done before absolutely anything else, but in all honesty, sometimes it's okay to do something else instead if you're not in the mood to do work/study (although we're not saying it's okay to never get it done!). After all, your schoolwork is going to be looking its best when your head's in the game and you're willing to put the effort in to get it done.

If you're ever in one of those moods when you really can't bring yourself to do schoolwork, here are 10 great (and mostly productive) ideas from theodysseyonline.com for what you can do instead:

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Catch up on Sleep

human action, hair, person, face, woman, Sleep is so important. It's impossible to stay on top of your schoolwork if you are too tired to even accomplish it. So, if you find you are actually too tired to focus on your schoolwork, take a nap or go to bed early one night so that your body can rest.



performance art, stage, At this point in the semester, there's probably a good chance that your dorm room or apartment needs cleaning. So break out the vacuum cleaner and get to work.


Organize Your Life

singing, interaction, Ah, the illusion of productivity. If you can't seem to stomach homework at the moment, get to work on organizing your life. Write down all your new test and due dates, because at this point the schedule on your syllabus is not even relevant anymore. Plan out all your extracurricular meetings, your work schedule, arrange meetings with people for that annoying group project you have, etc. It will make your life seem so much simpler.


Go through Your Clothes

person, human positions, sitting, It's the start of a new season, meaning it's perfectly acceptable to go through your clothes and decide what you want to keep and what you want to throw out or donate. Go through everything that you haven't worn in awhile, and if you decide you probably won't wear it again, get rid of it and make some room in your closet.


Read for Fun

speech, Reading is a stimulating activity, and reading a book you actually want to read is enjoyable, because you aren't being forced to read it in order to pass a class.


Go to the Gym

human action, person, sports, muscle, physical fitness, I hate working out, but I will also be the first to admit it's great for relieving stress.


Do Laundry

, Laundry can pile up fast, and just because your Monday/Wednesday/Friday people don't see what you wear to class on Tuesdays and Thursdays doesn't mean you should wear that tee shirt with the stain on it again. So go do your laundry, and while you're at it go ahead and wash your sheets. Because, let's be honest, when was the last time that happened?


Take out the Trash

product, fence, outdoor structure, backyard, lawn, Just like laundry, trash can pile up fast, because the "take the trash out when you notice it's full" rule never works. Everyone just tries to fit as much as they can so they don't have to make the trek to the dumpster.


Figure out What You're Doing for Housing Next Year

hair, face, person, nose, hairstyle, This is just as (if not more) stressful than schoolwork, but the sooner you get started the better. You'll have cheaper rates, and if plans or roommates fall through, you can rest easy knowing that you still have enough time to pull something together.


Prepare Meals for the Week

food, dish, meal, cuisine, produce, Save yourself time and money by cooking and then refrigerating meals that you can eat throughout the week. That way, when you are crunched for time you can just heat something up in the microwave instead of having to go out to grab fast food or make something from scratch.

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