beach-vacation-relaxation-holidays-medium People often go on about how lucky students are to get such long and frequent holidays. And, of course, you are lucky. But what they don’t know is that you probably still have to work during this time as well. Many lecturers will set assignments or hand out reading to do over breaks. This means you have no choice but to hit the books, even when you’re supposed to be relaxing. But we all know it’s not easy. During the term you’re able to focus and study because you’re in that academic zone. The second you leave for vacation, you’re in holiday mode. And nobody wants to work when they’re in holiday mode. So, here are some tips to help you get at least some studying done while you’re off.   Get an early start Nobody wants to wake up early in the morning during the holidays. You want to sleep late and be lazy while you can. But getting your studies out of the way before you start your day is a really good idea. So try not to wake up at noon. You don’t have to be up at the crack of dawn but get up an hour or so before you normally would. That way you can do your work before you head out to have some well-deserved fun. Don’t leave it until the last minute Leaving all your work until the last minute means you’ll be spending the last few days of your holiday stressing out. By the time classes start, you’ll feel like you need another vacation. So rather do what you’ve got to do little by little. Break it up into small chunks and do a bit each day (or every few days). Create a schedule If you have a lot of work to do, you may need to create a schedule to make sure everything gets done. You don’t have to plan every minute of every day, you just have to set time for when you’re going to work and list what you’re going to get done. If you put some serious effort into this then you won’t be tempted to put it off until the day before you go back. Give yourself a break You need to chill. That’s why these vacation times exist. So make sure you don’t spend all your time hitting the books. Make plans to do things to relax you, like a DIY makeover (just make sure you do your research on the recommended skin care for dark skin or a light complexion). It’s important you feel refreshed when you go back to class so you can be on top of your game for the term.