Many people are just not as proactive as they’d like to be. Someone may see an opportunity but simply not take it. For many (if not, most) college students, Spring Break can often be like that. Having a week away from classes can sound like the tool you need to catch up, but before you know you, the whole break has been spent taking naps and playing video games. Never fear; these simply tips will get you back on track with your semester.
Get Going Quick
The week coming back from Spring Break always feels harsh. After doing nothing, no one is terribly excited to get back to school work. That being said, the week after break is tone setting. If you demand of yourself that you kick into high gear, push away some leisure time for extra work, and really buckle down, you will break out of the slump Spring Break can create. If you allow yourself another lazy week, you may end up too behind on your classes to catch up.
Everything Can Change
Spring Break is the approximate half-way point in the semester. If you haven’t done as well as you’d wished for the first half, there’s still plenty of time to pull your grades up. Likewise, if you have done well, eight weeks of laziness can undo all your hard work. Mentally, you need to remind yourself that this thing is not over. Spring Break has a way of making people check out, but doing so can be extremely detrimental to your grades.
Make A Plan
For most people, Spring Break is a week where everything kind of went with the flow. Now that you’re back to class, that won’t fly anymore. Set times where you will do the homework you wish you did before. Start to map your week out in your head. Doing this will help give you a realistic view of what needs to get done and how long it will take you to do each task. This may set up for a difficult first week back, but that may be what it takes to keep the semester going smoothly.
While Spring Break was a great taste of what summer can be like, it doesn’t mean you are there just yet. Keep your head in the game, get back to work, and you’ll find that summer will be here before you know it.