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So, how does one get the most out of Spring Break? Here are a good 5 things to consider during your time off.
Let’s catch up on our sleep, shall we? Especially with daylight savings being what it is, it’s important to adjust ASAP. Traveling and jetlag are also real if you’re not on Eastern Standard Time, so that’s another important thing to take into account. Perhaps most importantly, be sure to go to bed early-ish so going back to school and classes don’t feel unnatural.
Even if it just means going through the spam ones you get at 3 AM. Seeing those red notifications on your email app accumulate into the double, triple, or quadruple-figure digits over the next week isn’t the best way to relax effectively. Even if you don’t respond to anything, have the drafts of your responses saved and send them out next Monday morning.
What chores do you need to take care of around the dorm/apartment? If you’re not there, can they still be done? I highly recommend going through all of your syllabuses and mapping out the rest of your semester on google calendar, or in a planner, if you use one. If you happen to be in Manhattan and have a few home improvement things (that Ikea furniture that’s been sitting dismembered in its packing for a few months, for example) that need to be taken care of, now is a good time.
Read that book you’ve had sitting on your nightstand for the past few months. The school year isn’t a good time to sit and read, so now’s a good time to resume.
Doing homework is optional, especially if you’ve got assignments that aren’t due immediately upon our return. The non-optional thing, though, is to make a list of everything you have due when you return. Saving your homework for the end of break can kind of suck, but not as much as the Sunday night cram for that essay due at midnight you didn’t know about until 9 PM.
There you have it! Whether your Spring Break looks more productive or more booze-filled, be sure to savor it before the semester resumes on Monday, the 20th.