For some students, Easter Break is hardly a break and more just a 4 day weekend where you sit at home and dwell on the upcoming finals and endless projects or papers due at the end of the school year. While the time spent at home and with family is much needed, it’s hard not to feel like you are falling behind when you’re sitting at brunch and the sunny-side up eggs remind you of the two lab reports, 2 papers and 4 finals in the upcoming weeks. Here are some tips to ease your mind over Easter Break:


  • Do a little bit of work each day.

Read one of your assigned textbook chapters, start the bibliography of your paper ,anything can work. The goal is not to actually accomplish too much work (after all, you’re on break) but rather trick yourself into not feeling guilty about the break when you have so much work to do. Any little bit counts!

  • Maintain Your Sleep Schedule

Sleeping in an  hour or two won’t do much harm but the quickest way to feel like a bum is to sleep the day away. Allow yourself some extra sleep but be careful not to sleep your break away. The more time you are awake the more time you have to enjoy break AND knock out some of that work. It’s a win-win.

  • Stay on top of your Tuesday/Thursday Classes

The worst part about Easter Break is it’s possible to completely lose track of your Tuesday, Thursday classes, pay extra attention  in class on Thursday and take good notes, so that when it’s time to come back all of your bases are covered and you are good to go to finish the semester strong.

  • Don’t worry, be happy.

Enjoy break, get some sun, spend time with your family and friends. 4 days of leisure and stress free fun will have a far healthier impact on your grades than spending 4 days pent up in your room stressed out about finals.

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