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Editorial: Recharge, but stay prepared on break

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The long week of assignments, last-minute chores and packing before leaving Charleston has left many of us students sleep-deprived and ready for a week of fun.

For some, spring break has already started. For many of us, we’re almost there.

The Editorial staff members at The Daily Eastern News have a range of plans, from working jobs to vacationing out of state. Whatever you are planning to do, make sure you breathe in the coming week and let it recharge you to get through the remaining six weeks of the semester.

That being said, it is still a wise idea to keep school on the radar and prepare for what is to come. It is all too easy to push school out of your mind for the next nine or so days and soak up all the homework-free minutes you can. And this is completely understandable because almost every one of us really does deserve free time from the variety of stresses that can come from going to college. But at the very least, we recommend that you take another look at your syllabi before you leave and write down what assignments will be due after break and when. That way, you can be aware of what you have to do.

If you were assigned homework over break by an evil professor, or if you realize that you may not be able to get all of your post-break assignments done after you get back, then you could set aside, say, an hour a day to work on assignments. Alternatively, you could do one assignment per day. Then, it is not a huge amount of work all at once that you’ll dread doing. Write down your assignments, keep them in a safe place, stick to the plan and then don’t stress about them when you’re not working on them.

Then, have fun. That’s what spring break is for. Enjoy whatever it is you are planning to do. If you are going to go home, make sure you visit old friends and enjoy family time. If you are going on a trip, live in the moment instead of on your phone. If you aren’t planning much, use this time to take care of yourself.

Sleep is almost here. Warmer temperatures are coming our way. By making the most out of the week off, the last round of the school year will be a lot less stressful.

The Editorial Staff can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].

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Editorial: Recharge, but stay prepared on break