It’s no surprise how fast Thanksgiving break flies by. It’s tempting to hibernate on the living room couch during this precious week off from class. But, every time I return to campus after break, I realize I shouldn’t have spent the ENTIRE week doing nothing.
Thanksgiving break is obviously a time to be grateful for family, friends, and food. It’s a time to unwind and leave the stress behind for a week. However, it’s always a good idea to utilize the free time you have during break to your advantage — here are 3 ways to make the most of it.
1. Dedicate at least a few hours to school work.
As I’ve learned year after year, the week after Thanksgiving break turns into finals week in the blink of an eye.
Take a couple of days to check off some things on your to-do list; make sure you are fully prepared to finish the semester strong.
2. Get organized.
Get your planner in check. Write out your due dates and final exam times on a calendar. Finalize your schedule for next semester.
Don’t get freaked out, but know what you have coming up so you can tackle your to-do list accordingly.
3. Catch up on sleep.
Busy college students hardly get any rest. It’s easy to get burnt out when you’re giving 110% every single day.
Use this week to refresh your brain and catch up on the sleep you’ve lost. I always find myself making excuses for my lack of sleep, and I tell myself I don’t need as much sleep as everyone else — but the truth is, a good night of sleep does wonders for the brain. I think with much more clarity when I’m well rested.
This is your body without sleep (Infographic via mindbodygreen.com):
Take advantage of not being in an apartment/house of noisy college students, and give your brain the rest it deserves this week to prepare for the busy weeks ahead.