Term is over and it’s time to go home for the holidays. I’m back in Norwich now and I’ve already settled back into a familiar routine – I’m back in the job I had during summer, reuniting with friends and generally taking time to relax!
The real trouble is, I don’t really have much time to relax. With an January exam and my dissertation to focus on I know that I really need to get cracking on my work! But that’s easier said that done…
I find that a really good way to make sure that you get everything done over the holiday period is to do little and often to start with, building up the work load as you go. Of course the holidays are important for giving yourself a break from uni and spending time with your families, so do the things you want to do, but also make time for your work.
I’m in the process of creating a study plan at the minute, because I know if I’m not strict with myself I wont be as focused on my work as I need to be.
While my job is quite flexible I am expected to work a fair amount, which is great and I appreciate the money, but it’s another thing to fit into what is turning out to be quite a busy schedule! Personally, I need a lot of things going on, I get restless quite easily and having a range of things to fill my time with really helps.
But sometimes people can take on too much – I recently had to turn down a great volunteering opportunity for the Christmas period because I knew that I just wouldn’t have enough time to do everything that I needed if I took it on.
So my advice for the holidays is to have fun, but also work hard! Make time for your work and if you’re worried you won’t – make a plan and stick to it. Also, be busy – but not too busy.
Most importantly, have a wonderful Christmas!