As I sit in class, you can feel the nervous anticipation of the following week. That’s right, it’s spring break. Whether it’s because the clock barely moves or because almost no teachers are giving out homework for this weekend, I’m not quite sure. But it’s noticeable that spring break is soon.
Even if you’re not going anywhere over break, there are still some things you can do to assure that you have a great week off. Some of these things take no time at all and if you need something to reduce stress, try some out.
Steps for a fun (and productive) Spring Break.
Step #1: Sleep slightly later than normal. I realize that this is the time that most teenagers use to make up for lost time during the course of the term, but sleeping too late will make getting back into the school routine especially hard and it’s been shown to have negative consequences on your body. (Changing your sleeping schedule rapidly, that is. For a more scientific source, link here. For a more readable version, here.)
Step #2: Do something. Whether or not you even get out of your house, don’t just watch television all day. Even some spring cleaning is better than nothing. (Speaking of which, it’s time to wash your sheets, right?)
Step #3: Make plans to do things with people. As much fun as it is to be a hermit, it’s probably not all that productive in life.
It’s break, do something fun. Accomplish things that have been put off, like cleaning. Really, I’m pretty sure that everyone is guilty of not cleaning recently.
Just because you don’t have school the next day doesn’t mean that you should wait until the last minute to do the homework assigned over break. If anything, do that first so you don’t have anything like that hanging over your head during the week.
For your time. Here’s a picture of a baby deer.
Have great break!