Gross Study Habits You Probably Don’t Even Know You’re Doing

Gross Study Habits You Probably Don’t Even Know You’re Doing
Gross Study Habits You Probably Don’t Even Know You’re Doing
Studying sucks, and it makes you nervous, but it doesn’t excuse some of the nasty habits you’ve no doubt picked up to cope. And when you study on a college campus, everyone’s watching your every jitter or nose pick, even if you think you’ve found a stowaway spot in the depths of the reference stacks way down in the library. Besides embarrassing yourself and grossing out your fellow students, you’re not doing anything to help your health, either. Keep reading for gross study habits you probably don’t even know you’re doing.
Picking your face: Scabs, zits or even pulling on your lips is sick-looking and unhealthy. All those nasty germs and all that bacteria that you picked up from the bathroom door handle, stair banister, and even your textbooks, cell phone and book bag are just sitting on your fingertips — oh, wait! And now all over your face. Keep some hand sanitizer with you, and don’t touch your face: you’ll get more zits that way anyway.
Biting your nails: It’s almost as bad as picking your face, but this dirty habit comes with debrit. What are you doing with all those nail bits, eating them? Or brushing them off your books every time you have to turn a page? And again, biting your nails transmits bacteria and germs to your mouth, so find a quieter, less gross way to fidget.
Gnawing on snacks or snapping your gum: Mindless eating would be God’s gift to college students if only it didn’t result in overindulging of calories. But as much as it brings your stress levels to a normal range, gnawing on apples, scarfing down Doritos (they smell to everyone else but you!) and smacking your gum is super distracting and even nauseating. Keep some quieter snacks with you, and portion them out so that you’re not mindlessly popping food in your mouth for hours. And if you know that you start chewing gum harder the more stressed you get, save it for the happy times.

Everyone thinks studying is stressful, frustrating and a huge pain. Find more constructive ways of dealing with it than grossing your classmates out, like taking a walk, meditating for a few minutes, or listening to your iPod while you read or write a paper. And just in case: remember to check in with yourself every so often to make sure you’re not picking your face.
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