Stay productive during winter break

The last few weeks leading up to the end of the semester and winter break always seem the busiest. As college students, the presentations, group projects, and final exams all hit us out of nowhere sometimes. Personally, I am very excited for a little break! Of course, I wonder how I will pass the time considering the fact that I will be away from my college town and friends for over a month. If you are anything like me, I always need something to do to stay busy.

Connect with hometown friends and loved ones.

Having that time with them will make your visit and travels all the worthwhile. Sometimes there is so much commotion happening during the holidays that it is hard to make time! Make plans with the special people in your life and enjoy their company.

Catch up on work.

I usually try to save money for trips with friends or the semester ahead. Without the stress of class, this is a perfect time to go back to that high school job or even stay in your college town at your current job. Not only are you kept busy, but you’re also getting ahead of others who are taking a break.

Set goals.

New Years is right around the corner. Set some attainable and specific goals for the upcoming months. I always enjoy working toward my goals when I have that end result to look forward to.

What is most important though, is to enjoy your time you do have! In-between the catching up on work, connecting with loved ones, and setting goals for the future, it’s nice to do things you like to do just for fun. (I even found myself, during past breaks, reading books for fun!) Whatever you decide to do with your break, make the best of your time. Happy Holidays!



Lydia Crouser is a student at Texas Tech University. She is a marketing major pursuing a career in sport marketing for a professional sports team. She is very involved with her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, and interns with Tech Athletics in the marketing department. Lydia is also currently the Pearson Campus Ambassador at Texas Tech. Her hobbies include being adventurous, spending time with friends, and watching Netflix.

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  1. Vicky 1 year ago

    Great blog Lynda. U enjoyed reading it.

  2. Cassandra 1 year ago

    I agree, there’s a lot students can do over the break.

  3. Summer Al 1 year ago

    The break is a great way to practice things you’ve never really had the time for.

  4. Mariana Eubanks 1 year ago

    I definitely agree you can use your break wisely by doing one of these 3 things or even just prepping for the next semester.

  5. Doralicia 1 year ago

    Good productive ideas to do during winter break! Like you said, Lydia, what matters is how you spend your time and making the most of it, and these ideas sound like great ways to spend your holiday time. Happy holidays to you too!

  6. Kimberely 1 year ago

    Great tips.

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