Coming back from a school break can be a stressful and overwhelming time. You may have just had a week off and were busy traveling or you were enjoying your time relaxing at home. At this point in the semester, a lot of people are referring to it as “crunch time” and things are “getting real.”
With the overwhelming feeling of so many to-do’s, you may be left feeling with no idea where to start.
First, breathe. Second, map out all of the important due dates you have. Once you have an idea of the timeline you’ll be on you can create a day-to-day and week-by-week guide as to how you will be managing your time in the most efficient way.
With all of the assignments, readings, and projects, it feels like you can never be doing enough school.
There are many benefits to unplugging and taking a step back from school work. Powering down will allow you time to create rather than consume. If you think about it, the majority of our time is either spent consuming or creating. Allow yourself to take a break to build relationships, create hobbies, or forge a relationship with the community.
Here are some ways to practice taking a break and recalibrate yourself to be the best version of yourself.
- Get some fresh air and go for a walk
- Free write in your journal
- Cook a new recipe you’ve been wanting to try
- Sign up for a fitness class you’ve never tried before
- Donate clothes you don’t wear anymore
- Write down your current short-term and long-term goals
Take these ideas and run with them, or let them inspire you to create new ideas of your own to engage in. Although we are all at school with the common goal to get an education, allowing yourself time to take a break is just as important.
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