Positive procrastination – a guide to surviving the exam period

Exam season is drawing ever nearer, and as the stress of trying to find a seat in the library mounts, it can be easy to forget that we live in a great city. Obviously final assignments and exams are, as they should be, at the top of everybody’s priorities at the moment, but that’s not to say that there aren’t little things we can all do to enjoy what little remains of the academic year.

It may be wishful thinking, but assuming the lovely weather we’ve been having lately continues, then both Weston Park and Crookes Valley Park offer the perfect spot to have lunch and take a revision break. Not only are they both free to use, but they’re super close to our uni buildings too. Taking little breaks like this always helps to make a day in the library feel that bit more bearable.

Joining the gym or doing regular exercise is a great way to add structure to your day and de-stress. I always feel better about myself and more motivated after a gym session!

Here in Sheffield we’re but a tram ride away from all that Meadowhall and Centretainment have to offer – whether it be bowling, going for something to eat, shopping or perhaps going to the cinema, taking a trip here in the evenings won’t interfere with your revision and is a great way to spend time with friends.

Also, my Facebook news-feed is constantly filled with events happening in Sheffield, many of which do not revolve around night’s out! These are definitely worth looking out for since they’re often a cheap way to try something new. The upcoming Sheffield Food Festival is a good example of this – details can be found on their Facebook page.

Whatever your interests may be it’s important to have a work/life balance! It seems silly not to take advantage of a city that offers us so much.


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