A Guide to Making the Most of Your First Term Break

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The first term break is coming in a couple of months, and there’s no better time to start planning than now. Finding the best way to unwind and prepare yourself for the second term can be stressful, but if you plan ahead, you take a lot of the weight off your shoulders.

In this article, we’re going through a couple of tips on how to make the most out of your first-term break to ensure you have a productive and fun time while on holiday.

Read on to learn more.

Make a List

The first tip we can give you is to make a list of things you want to do and the things you need to do while on holiday. This could be a place you want to visit, activities you want to try, or even some chores that you want to accomplish before heading back to school.

It’s really hard to plan things out and cover all bases without writing them down. When you make a list of all the things you want and need to accomplish during your break, it will be easier to visualize how you can get everything done. On top of that, it will keep you from scrambling for ideas when you actually go on break.

Too often, we find ourselves spending our entire holiday sitting around and wondering what to do. That’s why making a list of things to do while on break could be a great way to maximize your time away from college or university!

Don’t Forget to Rest

Since the first term can usually be the most stressful period of the year, you might want to catch up on some rest when on holiday. There are times when you might overpack your holiday schedule and end up going back to school feeling even more fatigued than you were before the break.

While you don’t have to spend the whole holiday in bed, make sure to schedule some time for yourself. If you can, you might want to try sleeping earlier or sleeping in so that you catch up on the rest you missed because of school deadlines. Or, you can even have a day where you do absolutely nothing and just relax.

This could be a perfect time to pick up a book and reduce your screen time. Trust us – you will want to rest on holiday, so make sure to set the time for it.

Have Fun!

While it is nice to do some advanced reading or study during the break so that you’re prepared for the new term, that isn’t what the first term break is for. The first term break is one of the few times in the year when you don’t have to worry about school. So, before trying to squeeze advanced studying or reading into your schedule, make sure you set aside enough time for some innocent fun.

School can be really hard and stressful and impact your mental health. And if you don’t take a break, you can run into some problems. So, when on holiday, try to remind yourself that you’re on break and school things can wait until the second week of April.


You have the complete freedom to spend your holiday exactly how you want to. Whether you plan on catching up on sleep, exercising, or having fun with your friends and family, that’s completely up to you. However, just remember that when the holiday comes, you don’t want to spend the entire break thinking about what to do.

This is why we recommend planning everything out in advance or at least preparing for it beforehand. That way, when the break actually comes, all you have to do is to kick back, relax, and have fun!