Hey everyone and HAPPY EASTER!
I hope you are all stuffing your faces with chocolate eggs and having a nice chill day. However, don’t forget to keep up with all the work you have to do before going back to University.
As I am on my Easter holidays at home in ‘wee’ Ireland, I thought I would share my tips on how to use the uni holidays wisely and still be able to enjoy your time at home.
Utilise your time!
You have so much free time now that you don’t have classes and lectures, why not use this time to get ahead of the game before returning back?
Set yourself a goal everyday in terms of work
For example, I would set myself a word count goal on how many words I want to get written in my assignment. This way I know how much I want to write and then if I get over that word count, I can have more time to spend with my family and friends (and dog).
Use your time alone to catch up on reading and studying
Being away from the distractions of university and halls can be great thing if you want to catch up for time lost.
Do the most work you can do early in the day so that you can relax with your family in the evening.
I have mentioned in a few blogs that I love waking up early and getting my day started. When I am at home, waking up early, taking my dog for a walk and then getting started on my assignments is the best way I could start my day because I find that I am way more productive in the morning. Try it!
Start to write out a study plan or an assignment writing plan for when you go back to Uni so that you are super organised smash the term.
Returning back to university after a long break can be quite daunting especially when you know you have studying to be doing or assignments to write. I like using my time off to start planning study sessions or plan out an upcoming assignment so that I have a head start.
I know that going home for holidays can be very distracting as you have family to catch up with and friends to see, but remember that Uni can be just as distracting especially if you are living in halls.
I love coming back home for holidays, and to be honest, for the first few days I do take time to spend with my family however, I always make sure to stay on top of my work and assignments so that I have less stress to deal with upon returning.
Hopefully this advice is helpful. I really do try to utilise my time off at home to really get into my work and assignment writing. It feels really good knowing that I am ahead of the game!
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”