I'm sure everyone at some point in their academic career has come to a point where they just can't study anymore and feel like they're going insane. What are your methods to relaxation? Are there any suggestions you can give to new students who might be encountering similar situations that you have in the past such that you might be able to provide some suggestions? I haven't come across a thread like this in my time here on these forums but I think this would be an important one to make known. Having a good relaxation method could do wonders for making your academic life enjoyable. I'm currently dealing with grad school applications, scholarship applications, presidency of my student association, thesis, conference talks, and my full time course schedule... I am nearing my breaking point. My relaxation includes: Isolating myself from work. Either lie down on my bed and listen to relaxing music or go sit on the couch and play some video games. Whatever makes me focus on something else other than my textbooks on the bookshelf. I have started reading some non-science books to occupy my mind with something else. I am currently on the 3rd Game of Thrones books and I highly recommend it as a series to read.