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Tips for enjoying public holidays when you have to study

Posted on 17/04/2019 by

Maybe you could plan a fun Easter egg hunt for after you’ve done a few hours of study.

Do you plan on studying over the long weekend?

When you study from home, it can be difficult to switch off and enjoy public holidays – it’s not like your ‘classroom’ is closed!

But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your long weekend special. Even if you have to do some study, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy Easter, too.

Here are our tips for studying on a public holiday.

Reduce your study hours if possible

What’s the bare minimum you need to do to stay on top of your workload? See if you can reduce your study hours slightly so you can enjoy some quality time with your friends and family.

Of course, we would never encourage falling behind – so it’s really up to you to make a sensible decision here. But if you think you can afford to take a short break, go for it! Short holidays are really beneficial to your mental health and overall wellbeing. You’ll return to your studies feeling refreshed and even stronger.

Set yourself holiday-themed rewards

A mini chocolate egg for every page you read or write? A family Easter egg hunt if your kids leave you to study in peace for a few hours? An Easter movie night if you meet your study goals? Make the most of the Easter spirit – you might just find it helps you to stay motivated and energised. And if in doubt, chocolate always helps!

Mix up your study routine

Even if you always study on a Saturday morning, it might feel harder when it’s a long weekend – you’ll probably feel a bit out of sorts. Instead of sticking to your normal study routine, mix it up a bit. This will help you feel less like a fish out of water! And it will help you accept that this weekend might feel a little different, and that’s okay.

Consider using the holiday to get ahead

If you haven’t got many plans for Easter, you could actually use this time to get ahead in your studies. The short-term pain could be worth the long-term gain of finishing your qualification slightly earlier. Plus, you can always plan another four-day weekend once you’ve completed your studies.

Cut yourself some slack

Easter is an important holiday for many people, especially those of certain faiths. If you have a busy weekend with friends and family, try not to spend the whole time stressing about your studies – public holidays only come around every once and awhile, so it’s important to enjoy them if they are meaningful to you. If you’re really anxious about meeting your deadlines, chat to your tutors – they might have some further tips to help you stay on top of your workload.

Whatever you have in store for Easter, we hope you enjoy it and strike the perfect study-leisure balance for you. Happy holidays!

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