The Christmas break isn’t all that far off and it will be lovely to spend some time relaxing (even if you’re doing your dissertation) with friends, family, or whoever you might be spending time with. It’s a strange time of year though; everyone is celebrating while you still have deadlines to think about.
We thought of some ways to help you make the most out of your Christmas break, especially with studying, seeing friends, and enjoying the festivities.
Set goals for what you want to do
It’s easy to go into the holidays saying “I have loads of time, I don’t need a plan”. From my own experience, I can tell you you’re wrong. Your time at home is going to fly by, and you’ll need to get your assignments done. Before you go home, set yourself a bit of time everyday to focus on what you need to do and what you want to achieve each day.
Make sure you have all your revision material
When you go home, you’re probably going to be taking some revision with you, especially if you have exams in the new year. Double check before you leave you have everything you need. Try to have most things in an electronic form; it’s so much lighter if you’re travelling on the train.
Pre-plan your days off
Take some days off to go and see friends and get your old group back together. It’s the one time of year when everyone’s back together. Decide what you’re going to do so that you’re not at a loose end on your day off.
Check in on the people who have missed you
There’s lots of people who will have missed seeing you as much as they used to. Whether it’s your grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunts, take some time to visit them and spend some time catching them up on what you’ve been up to. I always find that my brothers and sisters have missed me more than they’d say. We get on much better now that we don’t all live in the same house, so I actually enjoy seeing them and spending a couple of weeks together.