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Here are the best 29 mind-blowing things to do in college between classes. They made my life out of stress (you know how lectures can be boring haha), get rid of my burden, and become more productive!
As a full-time student of Linguistics, I spend more time in college than in my dorm like 8 hours daily ( Auh ! I know, that’s a lot ). So, these productive things made me more active and enjoyed my free time in college
If you’re looking for the same, you’re in the right place.
Things to Do in College Between Classes
1. Do your Homeworks
I know such a basic? But trust me it is a time saver. You will be able to finish the remaining work you have without taking the weight back home and also you get the chance to revise your lectures ( Ouhuhu ! Two birds with one stone)
2. Revise /Prepare your Lessons
This one is a must !! and it should be on your list of things to do between your college classes.
Finishing your revision of the previous lectures ahead of tests/exams is a goal. It can be deadly freaking out to do your revision and prepare your next lecture lessons to make you feel good.
Try to plan which course you’ll study first and it will save so much time the week before exams.
3. Read Motivational Books
This has been my new baby. I wasn’t that person at all, but once I started I couldn’t stop. Now I’m an absolute bookaholic ahaha.
Here are why you should invest your breaks in reading motivational ones :
First, They will develop your personality and your feed your brain ( Trust me, our brains need to be fed just as your stomach).
Also, they will give you such inner peace, self-satisfaction, and mentality feel good. They will teach you what we call ‘ The sky is your limit, my mate ‘.
Here are the ones I swear by:
The magic of thinking big by David J. Schwartz
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
And last, The Merical Morning by Hal Elrod
4. To-Do List
I’m a huge planner. I love to plan my day from A to Z.
Create your to-do list for your day as it will organize your way of thinking and make you more productive. This one saved so much of my time to do things I love to do and have time for myself ( we all need some care innit 😉 )
5. Earn Money with Freelancing Jobs
Yep! Making money between classes is the best thing to do between classes.
As a full-time Freelancer, I love to get some money writing essays or doing homework for others. Also, you can work as a VA heading responding to emails.
I take advantage of my breaks to finish my remaining editing for the books I’ve recorded. I used to make 15 to 30$h only translating a product description to another language, writing essays, or designing a kid’s book cover in just 10 minutes.
6. Meet your Friends
Hanging up with your friends, laughing, and chatting with them reduces the stress that studies cause. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy your time with your besties gaggling (That’s what we usually do! ahaha).
7. Join a College Club
You’ll be amazed at how good the college clubs are. You can join the one that meets your interest. Also, it is the best place to meet people who share the same interest as yours.
8. Campus Jobs
Having a job on Campus isn’t only going to help you budget, (to cover most of your college expenses), but also build your experience skill and CV for after graduation.
Head to your College or University Website and you can check their platform for part-time jobs for college students!
9. Watch YouTube / Netflix
This is the best one for the majority to kill time between classes.
Get to your Go-to spot on campus, get a snack and watch The latest Videos of your Favourite Youtuber, ( Amy Macedo is my favorite, ) or watch the latest episodes of your favorite Netflix series or Films
10. Take a Nab
If you’re not an early Bird and you have morning lectures to attend, you’ll be eyes closing by the mid of the day.
Finding a quite good place on campus and having a nap for 30 min will help you boost your energy again. Grab two coaches in Library and have some rest (trust me, no one will judge you ! we’ve all been there)
11. Eat Food
If you’re like me and you can’t study or even focus on an empty stomach then you CAN NOT SKIP THIS ONE.
I take advantage of the break between my classes to eat. It is best to eat during your breaks as you’re not allowed to eat during lectures ( there are some who don’t mind ).
So, I either eat a snack I got with me or I have lunch with my friends on campus together.
12. Engage in Events
This can be a fun thing and it also will help you communicate with others and build your network. You can check your College or University events and join the one that takes your attention.
13. Go to Office Hours
I meet with my professors all the time during my semesters, and here is why you should do too.
You will build a good relationship with your teachers showing them your interest in their courses. Besides, it is the best time to ask them questions about lectures you find it has to digest.
You can also ask your professors to review your work and guide you through the exam preparation. ( Quite helpful if it’s your first year ) .
I take advantage of this one by my professor who’s helping me with my application to attend a UK University.
14. Check Your Emails
I get up to 7 emails from my professors every day sending lectures and homework. So, it is the best time to check most of them and organize them. I also check my blogging emails and respond to them, and get rid of the ones I don’t need.
Ah also, don’t forget to check new deals for students on Amazon and other platforms you’re into ( you don’t want to miss discounts do you ? :p )
15. Explore the Campus
This one is good, especially for freshmen. You can get around the campus and figure out good spots and calming areas. I’ve found a great spot that not everyone is aware of.
It’s my peaceful place you can find the same spot where you will sit and read your favorite book or watch something.
16. Go to Library
You can’t find a quiet place on campus like the Library. I love it when it comes to reading books doing my homework or finishing my job.
Also, you can grab a book to read for fun or for your study research.
17. Go To the Gym
I love to work out in the morning and that would go on Monday and Thursday for me as I have a break of 2 hours in the morning.
Please! Don’t tell me you don’t have time!
30 min workout will be enough to boost your energy and increase your productivity level.
Oh, Also, it’s free to go to a college gym right? ( it’s already included in your tuition fees )
18. Listen to Music
Here is what to do: put on your headphone, turn your favorite music on, sit on the grass under a tree and close your eyes! take a deep break!
Extra tip? Try to listen to calming music ( meditative one ).
I swear by calm music. It will make you feel fresh, get rid of your stress and anxiety and you’ll feel in a good mood and ready for your next class.
19. Learn a New Language Online
When it comes to languages? I’m an addict. I love learning new languages, exploring new cultures, and communicating with people around the world ( isn’t it cool?). You can’t deny it’s one of the most amazing things to do in college between classes.
I was able to learn both Italian and Spanish during my breaks in college. I’m trying to get my hand on the Chinese language but uhh! Not that easy Huna ahaha!
There are many online websites that will help you learn new languages like Duolingo, Udemy, Coursera, and others.
Oh, wait! What about learning from native speakers?
Yep, I know you will love that. I love both Hello Talk and Speaky for that. You will be able to communicate with people from different cultures, and different languages. It is the best way to speak the language even fast and especially when it comes to dialects!
20. Teach English Online
There are people somewhere in the world who want to travel for holidays or for a business meeting to the UK or USA. Most of them look for locals to help them learn English for Communication purposes.
You can teach them basic English for communication for up to fifteen minutes via Zoom or Skype.
You will love it also you’ll be paid for that (A plus).
21. Do a Hobby
It’s your free space-time to do whatever you like and never actually have the time to do so. So, Take advantage of that and do the most thing you love to do like painting.
22. Check Tutor Center
If you’re having difficulties with a class subject, a tutoring center will be very helpful to get some help. You will find people who will help you with that.
23. Clean up your Dorm
It’s the best time to go to your dorm and make a quick clean-up and organize it. If was late and hurry to cash your classes, you will feel good when you get back after a long day on campus and you get directly to your bed and rest.
24. Re-organize your Planner / Calendar
This is helpful if you’re at the end of the week. Check your weekly planner or Google Calendar and cross the things you’ve accomplished.
Underline your incomplete tasks and add them to your schedule for the new week.
25. Listen to Podcasts
Podcasts are good for your mindset and productivity. I currently love the TEDx talks listening to other people’s success stories ( inspiring truly !! ) or listening to Dave Ramsey Podcasts. You, my friends have to listen to his podcast.
You are a college student like me and want to learn every about saving money and paying off your student loan? Dave Ramsey is your saver.
26. Call your parent
Have thirty minutes to call your parents and siblings. I do that all the time.
You can a face time with them and even tell them about the awkward hilarious things that happened to you on campus. Can you share it with me?
One of my top things to do in college between classes is work on my website.
I take advantage of my breaks to write blog posts, search for new topics to write about, and post on social media.
28. Check Social Media
Well, do You all check ‘ My Morning Routine ‘ YouTube videos where people check their social media once they open their eyes?
Well! don’t do that, you’ll be late for your class ( not for us mate).
But, you can do it between classes. Check your friend’s new posts on Instagram or your favorite makeup blogging stories. You can also check news and new deals and discounts ( if you’re ever a shopaholic like me :p ).
29. Plan your Weekly meals
One of the things to do in college between classes is meal preparation.
We’re all in college with a limited budget ( unless you have a rich family haha ). Making a plan for your next meal will save you a lot of time.
Also, you’ll not worry about what you’ll have for lunch or dinner and also plan to eat healthily and on budget.
Plan for your weekly food meals ahead ( Make it every Friday ).
These are all the 29 productive things to do in college between classes. They will be helpful to kill your time between classes yet beneficial!
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