Whenever your university’s fall break is, one should be able to enjoy the three to four days off from school to the fullest without having to stress about anything, school-related or not. In order to have the best and most-relaxing fall vacation possible, here are some tips and pieces of advice that can help make this goal possible:
Plan Ahead: Going Back to Your Hometown Edition Part 1:
In addition, people need to be sure to plan ahead on what they would want to do activities-wise. This advice is for the people who intend to go back to their hometowns during the fall vacation.
Depending on how many and which people are also back home around the same time you are, make plans to hang out with your high school friends. In addition, spend some free time with those closest to you. The same thing can be said, too, in terms of also reuniting with your high school friends who attend universities near your hometown. Also, make time to hang out and reunite with any of your friends back home who are still in high school.
Plan Ahead: Going Back to Your Hometown Edition Part 2:
If you intend to spend your fall vacation by going back to your hometown, be sure to also plan ahead sometime to do some activities with your family members. to Besides carving some time into your schedule to hang out with your high school friends (whether they are in college or still in high school), time with your family is important during these couple of days off from school.
Plan Ahead: Vacation Edition:
If you plan on spending your fall vacation outside of where your college is located, be sure to plan ahead so you don’t get stressed a few days before or during your vacation. If you decide to go on a small getaway somewhere during fall break, take advantage and plan to do something with your friends from college. You can also plan to go somewhere during fall vacation with your friends from back home too, that is if their universities’ fall vacations are at the same time as your university’s.
Going on a small, quick getaway somewhere during the fall break is a fantastic opportunity to recharge your batteries. Spending those couple of days off from school somewhere nice and relaxing will help you not burning out towards the end of the fall semester. The time off from school due to fall vacation will help one physically and mentally.
The Night Before You Leave for Either a Quick Vacation or Back to Your Hometown:
This piece of advice is anyone that intends to spend their fall vacation either by going on a quick vacation somewhere or back to their hometowns. The night before you leave for your getaway destination or for home, make sure you have everything ready to go before departing to the airport. This includes having your clothes for the next day laid out and making sure you have all necessary travel documents and items needed in your backpack or carry-on. By having all this stuff ready the night before, you won’t feel any unnecessary stress as you are getting ready to leave your dorm or off-campus apartment the following morning.
Plan Ahead: Staycation Edition:
If you are spending your entire fall vacation at school, there are still a ton of ways for you to have fun like those who are either going somewhere or back to their hometowns. Activities for those staying include exploring the neighborhoods surrounding your university and checking out some of the city’s most popular attractions. Those staying for fall vacation can also order food in and binge-watch movies and Netflix all day long. Catch up on some much-needed sleep. Also, take advantage of the couple days off to catch up and/or get ahead on your coursework.
In addition, be sure to check in with your friends and fellow classmates to see who else is also staying at school. Once you find out who else isn’t going anywhere, make some plans with them. Activities you guys can do with each other include going out for a fun night on the town, shopping, exploring the city, having movie marathons, and going out to eat, to name a few.
Get all School Related Stuff and Work Done Beforehand:
In general, from the moment you get assigned homework and major projects for any class, you want to get the work done right away and not be in a rush to turn them in just before they are due. The reason for this is so you don’t have to stress or risk getting a bad grade if you are rushing to complete it on time.
Use this same strategy before preparing to mentally check out for fall vacation. Finish all of your course assignments and tasks before the break starts so you don’t have to rush and finish them before the first day back from Fall Vacation. You will not be in or have the right headspace mentally if you decide to do the work the day before school resumes. Don’t be lazy! Get all the work done before having any fun. Trust me, it is worth getting all the hard stuff done first rather than later.
Also, as stated above, if you plan on not going anywhere or back home for fall vacation, you can also do your work during these couple of days off but at a much better and slower pace.
Relax; Don’t Do Too Much:
Remember, the purpose of fall vacation is to enjoy some much needed time off from school after putting in so many hours of studying and hard work. If you decide to travel somewhere during the fall vacation try your best not to cram in too much sightseeing while at your destination. Be sure to give yourself some much-needed me-time. Reuniting with your high school friends (regardless if it’s on a planned getaway or back home) during the break will boost up your spirits as you spend some time with those closest to you. Recharge your batteries, people!