Is it too early to be thinking about going back to university? It’s that weird time at the end of the year, between Christmas and New Year’s, when no one really knows what day it is or what they’re supposed to be doing. In this time I find my thoughts keep coming back to the start of Term 2, which is just one week away now.
Firstly, I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas, whether you spent it at home with your family and friends or here in London exploring the city. With New Year’s Eve coming up and then Term 2 starting just a few days after that, here’s some tips for making the most of the last week of the holidays.
- If you have spent most of your time so far working and catching up on lectures from last term, make sure to give yourself some time off. It is the Christmas Holidays after all!
- Equally, if you have done no work at all, it might be an idea to dust off those lecture notes and have a quick recap before heading back so that you are starting the new term fresh and ready to learn more.
- Make the most of the sales! Student budgets can be tight, so if there is anything you think you might need for the new term, try and grab yourself a bargain by getting to the shops before you head back to see what’s on offer and reduced.
- On the topic of New Year’s, have you thought of you New Year Resolutions yet?
Personally, I don’t tend to set any because I know they only last about a week, two if I’m lucky, but if you are one for starting the new year with a new mindset and goals then get thinking of your aims for this year. Make sure to make them achievable and apparently if you tell people your goals you are more likely to stick to them.
- Finally, if you have spent the holidays at home, make sure to make the most of the last week with your family, you might not be seeing them again until the Easter break. Also, make sure to show your parents how grateful you are of them looking after you at home, nothing beats a home cooked meal and I’m sure you’ll start to miss them once you’re back to cooking yourself most nights.
I hope the thought of the new term hasn’t put a downer on your holiday spirits, but remember you do still have a week of free-time left before we all move back to London.
Make the most of it and I wish you all a very happy New Year!