Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top 5 Tuesday: Best Distractions from Finals/Workers

Just Peachy

Happy Tuesday Readers! 

I'm linking up with Rachel from Just Peachy again for top 5 Tuesdays! This week's topic is Top 5 Distractions from Finals/Work!

1. (obviously) Facebook/Twitter/Foursquare

I'm not ashamed to admit that I am social media obsessed. I check-in everywhere I go and try to always tweet about it. It's very likely that I will be logged into facebook every-time my computer is opened. Is this pathetic? Definitely. But hey! Sometimes working on media project after media project- a girl needs some distractions!

Also, all of my PR professors constantly encourage us to engage in social media and take advantage of the various platforms out there- so really my social media stalking is part of my homework! 

2. Online Television 

SO I am also not ashamed to admit that I have an unhealthy obsession with television shows. I enjoy keeping up with shows each week much more than I enjoy the occasional movie (call me weird, it's fine). Here is my list of current shows:
Desperate Housewives 
Gossip Girl 
Hart of Dixie 
Grey's Anatomy 
Blue Bloods
I think it's safe to say, I have a problem. BUT what does this have to do with distractions from work or finals...well I often am not home when these shows are on because of work, meetings, events, etc SO in the mornings or afternoons when I SHOULD be catching up on work, emails, blogging...I tend to instead catch up on my television WOOPS. ch131.com is my new boyfriend and we're in a very happy and healthy relationship. 

(one of my favorite on-air couples!)

3. Pinterest and BLOGGING

As of this September, I have two new huge obsessions- blogging and pinning! I don't know how I lived  without these two social platforms before! Though I do enjoy reading other blogger's posts rather than writing my own- when I get down to actually writing, it really is something I enjoy. Isn't it interesting how much easier it is to write a blog post than a final paper....hey professors- what if all our final papers were blog papers- OH WAIT! That happened to me this semester....

Also, Pinterest is another recent obsession that is a terrific distraction from finals and studying! I love all the great finds on Pinterest and can't wait for winter break add more pins to my boards and to try out some crafts and recipes! 

4. Snacking

UGH...one of my guilty habits but it's so so difficult to concentrate on my final papers and exams without snacks! Creating and making snacks are a great distraction from work and then can also motivate you to keep working! I try to stay healthy but my favorite snacks are most definitely Pirate's Booty and Sour Patch Watermelon! I have such a soft spot for them! But I also try to go with celery and hummus or maybe pretzels with peanut butter, apple with peanut butter, banana with peanut butter (okay so maybe anything with peanut butter...), or a piece of skinny cow cheese and a few kashi crackers is another good choice!

What are your favorite study snacks? 

5. Etsy.com

I posted about Etsy here so it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of this shopping site. I could browse all the different handmade jewelry and preppy gear for hours (which is just SO much more fun than final papers and projects, in my opinion...)  

The newest item on my Etsy wish-list is a monogrammed cell phone case for my new Samsung Galaxy! Any suggestions?!


What are your top 5 ways to distract yourself from Finals/Work??

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  1. oh yeah, etsy sucks up a lot of my time too....such cute items and so many talented people!

    i love watching my tv shows too :)

  2. I have to say that I'm obsessed with television shows as well as Pinterst and blogging. haha I'm your newest follower :)