This semester, I have the weirdest schedule with so many awkward free blocks of time between my college classes. I feel so lost and not productive enough because I feel like I can’t get anything done in a small amount of time. However, that’s not true. This semster, I’ve learned that you can actually accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. You don’t always need several hours to get something done.
Read A Book
As a writing minor, I have to read quite a few books during the semester. Why not get caught up on some valuable reading time? Whether you’re reading for fun or for a class, this time is perfect for catching up on some book work.
Drink Coffee/Have A Snack
I never have enough time in the morning to eat breakfast, which is why during my off time I bring snacks to eat. While I work on homework I usually break out some cheez-its or other crackers just to fill my stomach before lunch.
Finish Other Homework
The most common and productive thing I do between classes is get caught up on other homework I didn’t finish before my other classes. I pull out my planner and find out what I didn’t complete the day before and try to knock it all out during that time period.
Watch A YouTube Video
YouTube is probably the most visited site on my computer. I just love watching videos so much that I have a schedule of all my favorite youtubers and what time I should expect their videos to come out. So each day, I set aside a few minutes to catch up on all the videos from my favorites that came out that day! It’s a great way to take a break from the college life while also having some great “me” time.
Last semester I had huge chunks of time between my biology classes, so a friend and I went and worked out every morning when I had a three-hour gap between my classes. I certainly don’t have that time now, but for a little while I was rocking some abs. It was a great way to up my health and physical fitness while getting to spend some time with friends.
Take A Nap
Naps are great and I wish I had enough time for them! My roommate Courtney has all of her classes early in the morning, so her day is usually done by around 11 AM. After that, she naps! It leaves her refreshed for the rest of the day so she can get her homework done and study for all her tests.
Studying for tests between classes is also something I take advantage of during the week. Even just for 15 minutes, it’s really easy to just pull out your class notes and look everything over to refresh your brain over the material. It also keeps me ahead on my studying before tests and quizzes!
Want extra study tips? Read my post Study Methods To Ace Every Kind Of Test
Make A “To Do” List
I love making To-Do lists because it’s just so satisfying to cross something off when you’re done with it and it’s my most productive habit. Nearly every day, I make a list on my phone notes of everything I have to get done for the day, then I slowly just start knocking it all out.
See A Friend
School takes up so much of my life, I never feel like I get to see any of my friends. Set aside some time to catch up with a friend between your classes, whether you’re working on homework or just grabbing a coffee.
Listen To Music
Music is a great way to de-stress, relax, while also pumping you up for the rest of the day. I love listening to some upbeat music during the day to motivate me and help me focus on my homework.
Check/Respond To Emails
I’m the worst at checking my school email and my blog emails. Between classes, I’ve just set aside a few minutes to pull everything up and review it all. I also spend a lot of that time just getting rid of junk email.
Go To The Tutoring Center
If you’re struggling with a certain subject, the tutoring center is a great place to get some productive help. This is a great way to make the most of your free time because you’re bettering yourself with a subject! You don’t need to stay very long. 20 minutes or so is plenty of time to get help on a question or a certain formula you’re stuck on.
Meet With A Professor
I meet with my professors all the time during the semester. Why? Making a good relationship with them shows that you’re trying to better yourself in their class while also making a positive networking connection. You never know when you might need someone to put in a good word for you!
Need some topics for when you talk to your professor? Read my post Taking Advantage Of Your Professor’s Office Hours
Call Your Parents
I don’t call my parents as much as I should. Sometimes I just get so caught up in everything I forget that they’re home thinking about me. Even if the conversation is just a few minutes, call your parents and let them know how you’re doing. They’d love to hear from you!
Check Your Planner
This is something I do every day, but check your planner and write some upcoming events down for the week so you can get ahead! My planner is my life, and without it, I wouldn’t nearly be as productive and organized as I am. So preview what you have coming up for the next few weeks so you can prepare!
What are some things you do between your classes? Leave a comment below!