Why we should not study over the weekends?
It’s important to take a break
There’s a good reason that most people take weekends off. Taking time away from work, even if it’s just one day, is rejuvenating. The need to take a break isn’t just important for recreation; rest is also essential to your brain’s ability to function optimally. According to research, stepping away not only removes you from the stressors of whatever you’re doing but can also actually improve your concentration and productivity when you do get back to it.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a project or assignment, consider taking a day or two off from working on it. You may find that the downtime allows you to come back with greater focus and clarity of thought.
There are so many other things we could be doing
If you’re extra motivated, this is the time to get stuff done around the house. Wash your cat. Clean out your closet. Just make sure whatever you’re working on doesn’t distract you from studying while you’re at it (no Netflix binges or endless scrolling through social media like Instagram). You don’t want to lose momentum, after all!
The point is, there are so many other things we could be doing on a weekend that would be more fun than cramming in homework. Let’s keep that up and use our weekends to do some of them.
Weekends are important
- They’re important for family time.
If you don’t live with your parents or anyone else, you can skip this one! But if you have a close relationship with your family, then spending time with them is important. It’s been shown over and over that family, connections are linked to well-being at every age. Think of all the things they can do to help you feel connected:
- They can help with problems (beyond just homework) in ways that other people might not be able to.
- They listen and let you vent about the stresses of school.
- They advise on how to get through tough times or tough classes (and sometimes even pay for tutoring).
- They love and care about you unconditionally—no matter what grades you got on tests or assignments, they’ll still be proud of who you are.
You could hurt yourself
You’re probably more likely to get sick if you study over the weekends. Your body needs rest, especially when you’re stressed. It needs a break! Just like your brain needs a break, so does your body. You could end up catching a cold by studying this weekend—are you prepared for that? Also, if you keep ignoring your body’s desperate pleas for rest and exercise, it might just give out on you at some point, and then who would be doing all of the studying?
It depends on how you want to spend your leisure time.
If you want, you can spend your weekends studying, but it’s more important to spend time with family and friends. If you’re working a full-time job and going to school at the same time, chances are that you don’t get much time during the week to do interesting things on your own. Having one or two days off every week gives you enough opportunity to immerse yourself in activities that make you happy. Besides, taking a break from your studies over the weekend will allow you to return refreshed and ready for Monday morning classes.
Studying is not everything.
You need to rest
You need to have fun
You should spend time with your family and friends
You should go out and do fun things
Studying is not everything