Stay productive during winter break

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Lydia Crouser
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The last few weeks leading up to the end of the semester and winter break always seem the busiest. As college students, the presentations, group projects, and final exams all hit us out of nowhere sometimes. Personally, I am very excited for a little break! Of course, I wonder how I will pass the time considering the fact that I will be away from my college town and friends for over a month. If you are anything like me, I always need something to do to stay busy.

Connect with hometown friends and loved ones.

Having that time with them will make your visit and travels all the worthwhile. Sometimes there is so much commotion happening during the holidays that it is hard to make time! Make plans with the special people in your life and enjoy their company.

Catch up on work.

I usually try to save money for trips with friends or the semester ahead. Without the stress of class, this is a perfect time to go back to that high school job or even stay in your college town at your current job. Not only are you kept busy, but you’re also getting ahead of others who are taking a break.

Set goals.

New Years is right around the corner. Set some attainable and specific goals for the upcoming months. I always enjoy working toward my goals when I have that end result to look forward to.

What is most important though, is to enjoy your time you do have! In-between the catching up on work, connecting with loved ones, and setting goals for the future, it’s nice to do things you like to do just for fun. (I even found myself, during past breaks, reading books for fun!) Whatever you decide to do with your break, make the best of your time. Happy Holidays!



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