Glued to a desk, glued to a chair, glued to a screen? No wonder you might be feeling a little trapped.
Brains and bodies need movement. With all the time we spend locked into position, the freedom of standing and walking can be a great relief.
Try brainstorming while pacing or out walking. Leave the laptop on the desk (or the notebook in the pocket) and let your gaze wander as you mull an essay topic choice, run through memorized class vocabulary, or practice a presentation.
Stop periodically to record your insights or review your notes. Witness how movement puts the learning in your body while maintaining your energy and attention.
Pro tip: combine this with "working out loud". This is how actors memorize all those lines. It works for processing all kinds of material for many types of learners.