Friday, April 3, 2015

How to Get Over the Spring Break Blues

It's never easy going back to school after a break, and it's even harder when you only have a week off between quarters (or semesters if that's what you're on). To make that transition easier, I came up with some tips that always seem to help me!

1. Try and get back into your normal school routine ASAP!
I like to jump right back into my daily routine that I have at college. Since things are so much more relaxed at home, this can sometimes be hard, but I'm definitely someone who has to go for it with gusto! As soon as I get back to my dorm, I like to go work out since that's what I always do after classes, and eat a nice healthy dinner (because I just had a week and a half full of my mom's cooking, and ate way more of it than I should have).

2. Look at pictures from your break - but not too often.
It's perfectly fine and normal to look at all of the pretty pictures you took on a trip, or just your break in general, but don't get lost and dwell on the past! Remember that you have to get on with your new term at school, and completely focus on that. Don't just sit around and wish you were still on spring break, or wherever you went during your time off. As Dumbledore said, "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." So, if Dumbledore said it, it must be true.

3. Focus on school, and getting your first week back organized.
Focusing on your first week back helps so much to keep your mind off of break. Get excited about your new term and classes! Also, use your planner to plan out your week! I have always been a planner user because they are so great for keeping your life on track, as well as a huge help for staying on top of homework. It's super important to make sure you have your first week figured out, because you will be stressed enough with trying to find all of your new classes! This also helps to set up your new term on the right foot, and it will definitely have a snowball effect into the next weeks. I don't know about you, but writing my schedule down in my planner also helps to relax me and de-stress.

4. Spend time with your friends.
Instead of sitting in your room all alone, go out and spend time with friends! If you don't have time to leisurely hang out (I have already had so much homework, so I completely understand this!), then do homework together! You can actually get a lot more work done this way because you are all encouraging each other to be productive by getting work done. Study breaks can also be thrown in, and you all can just talk for five minutes! I love doing homework with other people because it allows me to get work done, and be social. A lot of my friends are taking similar classes as well, so we can help each other out!

5. Remember that summer isn't too far away, and will be filled with even more fun.
If you really can't get spring break out of your head, then just think of how close summer and warmer weather is! There will be more fun adventures to be had over this long break, so keep that in mind. However, don't wish your time now away! Each day is so precious, and it's important to have fun now as well, and not to wish whole weeks away. It is a fine balance!

I hope this was helpful to those of you who are missing spring break (let's be honest, we all are!), and also to those of who are kind of stuck in a rut right now!

Do you have any fun plans for summer yet?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful weekend! :)


  1. I have been back for two weeks since my spring break and I really missed home.
    But now I am happy and content. I don't really want to leave college for the summer.

    Great tips though,


    1. Yeah I'm kind of the same way about summer! Haha I've made some really good friends at college so it'll be hard to leave them!

  2. *sigh* I'm currently on spring break, and dreading going back! Hopefully these tips will help:)
    Grace Anne

  3. Oh how I wish I still had spring break! Having a grown up job sucks sometimes! haha
    This summer we are planning a small week long vacation to PEI! Super excited for that!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  5. great tips! when i used to come back from the breaks to uni! i had to instantly get back in to the routine because if i didnt i would find myself being lazy and still on a break in my head! lol xxx

    Anisha ♥ All You Need Is Red Lipstick

    1. Yeah exactly! That's why I love to just jump right back in! :)