As a student in apartments in Blacksburg, VA you may think of Thanksgiving break as a time to see family and eat. Yet, it’s also a great opportunity catch up on some rest so you can return to campus refreshed and recharged for the final push of the semester.
You may be on a “break” from school, but there are still a few weeks left until you can officially declare the fall semester complete. With the end so near, it can be easy to fall into a Thanksgiving break slump.
While it can be tempting, slacking off now can negatively impact your academics through the remainder of the semester — not to mention, during finals week!
Read on to learn the best three ways to avoid a Thanksgiving break slump:
1. GO IN WITH A PLAN
Create a Thanksgiving break academic agenda based on your upcoming assignments. Start by making note of your family obligations and then work in your academic agenda around those plans.
To work out an academic agenda, first estimate the number of hours each of your remaining assignments will take you to complete. Next, designate chunks of time to each of them accordingly. It can be helpful to devote an entire day (or a set of days) to one class before moving on to the next.
2. START STUDYING FOR FINALS
It may still be November, but the end of the semester is right around the corner. In other words, the time is right for you to begin studying for final exams. Just as you scheduled specific blocks of time to complete your class assignments, you should establish exactly when and how you are going to study a bit for your finals over Thanksgiving break.
3. STAY HEALTHY
The reality is that we all tend to do a little more eating and a little more sitting around during Thanksgiving break than we’d like to admit. And while a little extra food and rest is totally called for, too much can make you tired and feel pretty unmotivated.
Stay energized and fit during Thanksgiving break by eating mindfully and getting enough exercise. In other words, feel free to eat that slice of pumpkin pie—just try not to go for too many extras!—and say yes to that post-Thanksgiving dinner walk outside! Your body and mind will thank you for it.
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