Every year around this time, college students have spring break during the semester. After experiencing a busy semester full of essays, tests, and projects, a midterm hiatus is welcomed with open arms like a hug from your favorite family member! For some, this break is about rest and relaxation--especially mentally. For others, this break is a time to work and earn a little bit of money. Regardless of how you spend your break, be mindful to not let it "break" you.
The options seem endless for enjoying one's spring break, but it depends on perception and maturity. One must consider how a decision about or during this one week can lead to other outcomes when it is time to return to reality. If you want to vacate for spring break, be mindful of how much you spend and the activities in which you participate. Don't do anything embarrassing that can leave negative effects post-break. (In other words, be mindful of your behavior, and the social media that may capture and share it.)
Look up less expensive ways to vacate and have fun. Being broke financially after the fun settles and classes resume can create stress and burden, as well as distract from work ethic. Set a budget and stick to it.
Lastly, use spring break to discover more about yourself. Try a new hobby, volunteer somewhere, read a new book (not a textbook), make and write down new goals, create a business plan, exercise, etc. I know you are thinking: this is supposed to be a break, right? Consider rest vs. rust. Make time to rest and relax adequately, but not to the point where you no longer strive to be better. You can read on vacation, or volunteer at a place related to your career goals. Balance is key.
I hope this post helps you! Enjoy spring break! God Bless!!