4. Breaks are not flexible periods of fun, but are supposed to be times for you to recuperate yourself. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind what you should and should not do in your break times. For instance, watching TV, or talking on the phone in a short break is not advisable, as such breaks would never actually be short. Therefore, you should plan your breaks, trying to ensure that you leave the study room to give yourself a change. Avoid reading, TV or computers, as they involve the same part of the brain involved in studying, and hence would not be very refreshing. Instead, prefer to listen to some music, have some light snacks, or go for a short walk.