Student Scribe

Constructive Breaks


Having nearly two full weeks off from school is great. There are fewer time crunches and far fewer stressors that weigh on you when you get a little time off. It is so easy during these lower stress times to fall into a pattern of laziness and relaxation. Lord knows I am guilty of it myself. The problem with falling into that relaxed rut comes when classes start up again. Often times, it will lead to a sluggish start.

Luckily, there are ways to combat the slump. The best way is to find something to fill the void school leaves. For creative writing majors, a great way to do this is read. Take the 15+ hours a week you would normally use for studying and coursework and devote it to tearing through your reading list. Depending on how fast you read, there is a potential to put a huge dent in your list. If you don’t have a reading list, break time is a wonderful time to create one.