It’s that time of year again: exam season! And while studying is fun and stuff, we’d much rather be doing something else—anything else. Never before has vacuuming and dusting seemed so attractive, amiright? Here are 30 thoughtful ways to procrastinate while you ‘study’ for your exams. So go forth, be proactive, and see if you can check all these things off the list!
1. Read this article.
4. Re-read the entire Harry Potter series.
5. Follow this by watching the movies. It’d be rude not to.
6. You can’t study without studying treats. Stock up your chocolate supply.
7. Lose yourself in a cat video internet spiral.
8. Read everything ever published on The Urban List. You know you want to #shamelessplug.
9. While you’re at it, give us a follow on Instagram.
10. That essay can wait but flossing can’t. It’s time to up your dental hygiene game.
11. Tinder. Need we say more?
12. Oh hai there, Netflix. You’re looking mighty fine today.
13. Practice your autograph for when you become famous.
14. You’ve always wanted to run a marathon, right? It’s time to start training!
15. There’s no time like the present to learn how to knit.
16. Rediscover your love of Gossip Girl.
17. Master the art of twerking.
18. Catch up with that friend you’ve been avoiding for months.
19. Follow Paris Hilton on Snapchat.
20. Build the blanket fort of your dreams.
21. Run yourself a bath and soak the day away. BYO wine and nibbles.
22. Then give yourself an at-home spa treatment. Check out how to make your own coffee scrub and hair mask here.
23. You know what’s fun? Binge-watching past seasons of The Amazing Race. We’re (embarrassingly) speaking from experience here.
24. Invite the guy/gal you’re seeing over for a “play date”. Interpret as you please.
25. Facebook stalk people you haven’t spoken to since high school.
26. Become Insta-famous.
27. Bake a cake. Send it C/O The Urban List Auckland.
28. Find out how Auckland you really are.
29. Teach yourself the Cup Song.
30. Do the ultimate…Take a nap.
Figure you should ACTUALLY do some studying? Hit up one of these 25 Cafes For Students In Auckland.
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