You. Are. Tired.
Make the most of your time off. It will be over before you know it!
This HAS to be the first tip mentioned, and prepare yourself to hear it again at the end of this post! 😉 It is first AND last for a reason. Bringing school work home with you, tempting as it may be, may be the #1 way to ruin your break.
Ahem... it is called a BREAK for a reason!
Bringing school work home with you does only one thing: it makes you feel guilty for doing other things. (At least, that is what it does to me.)
If I have a bag of marking or a unit to plan sitting in the other room, I can feel it silently judging me. (Okay, that may be a bit extreme, but you know what I mean!) Every time you do something fun, you're going to feel like you really should be doing that instead.
That is no way to have a break. Leave. It. At. School.
Reading is one of my favorite things to do, and I'm totally guilty of not making the time to do it strictly for leisure often enough. A few that I'd recommend are:
And I'm currently reading and loving:
What about a manicure or pedicure, or BOTH!? Wouldn't a night out at your favorite restaurant be fun? What about renting a movie you've been wanting to see, or hitting the theater with a best friend or partner? How about splurging on a nice bottle of wine and sipping it in a bubble bath?!
I'll take one of each!
Do a little research: Are there any family-friendly attractions or appealing couples-only destinations near your home? Are there any Spring Break deals in local hotels? Any concerts or theater events catch your eye?
You'd be surprised how much a couple of nights in a hotel only an hour away from home can feel like a week away!
Don't let your job get in the way of your relationships. THEY are what matter most.
My husband and I on a recent trip to Egypt. NO work allowed!
Back to that first point for a moment... none of my other tips are going to work for you if you bring a bunch of school work home with you. Work a little longer tonight, head to school early tomorrow, do whatever you need to do to get organized for your first couple of days after the break now.
Then, walk out that door, close it behind you and don't think about school again until Sunday evening at the END of your Spring Break.
You can do it!
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