Don’t get me wrong, I love spring break. I love having a whole week where I don’t have to worry about studying, homework, clinical, or anything involving college. It’s amazing. It’s fun. It’s relaxing. You can only go so hard for so long. Everyone needs a break so they don’t burn out before the end of the semester. Spring break provides just that, allowing all students to refresh themselves.
But unfortunately, it only lasts a week. And then it’s back to the grind. If you’re like me, you find that it is really really REALLY hard to get back into the swing of things. It takes a while to get your brain, attitude, and work ethic back into school mode. In nursing school, you don’t have a lot of time to get back into the frame of mind. So I have compiled a few ideas on how to get things jump-started. 🙂
- A few days before school starts again, look at your notes from before break. Refresh your mind on the information you were last taught.
- Review your planner/schedule and make sure that there isn’t anything that is due the day you return. (That is the worst feeling when you come to school, everyone is talking about the assignment and you are standing there like “what assignment??”)
- Make sure to go to bed at a decent time the night before so that you are rested and refreshed for the first day back.
These aren’t full proof and they may not help everyone, but they sure do help me prepare for the rest of the semester. Welcome back from spring break guys!
–Samantha, student blogger