Extreme heat and humidity are in the forecast for Madison this week.
Ah, spring break. For one week, Badgers get to catch up on some much-needed R&R after an intense start to the spring semester. No matter where your destination—be it home or Hawaii—we at UHS are committed to making sure you leave with the best tips to get the most out of a restful break.
During the semester, students are infamous for being short on free time, which means sacrificing many things like proper meals and exercise. This spring break, you can get back on track to a healthy lifestyle by reincorporating habits like eating well, getting enough sleep, and keeping up a workout routine. For example, try your hand at exploring different recipes for different meals so you know which simple and fast ones you can cook when school starts again. Remember to also integrate exercise, it’s a great time especially to do some outdoor activities! Do this routinely for a week and plan to carry these habits forward for the rest of the semester. If you make them a priority, they’ll naturally fit into your schedule.
Breathe in, breathe out. Spring break is a great time to escape from academic-related worries and get into things that will help you stress less. Crack open that great book that’s collected dust on your shelf, try out a yoga class with a friend, or head to a spa and ease those tense muscles. Having time to let go of worries and allow the pace of life to slow down a little can be really beneficial in terms of putting you in a positive frame of mind as you approach the second half of the semester.
If you’re a worker bee and proud of it, the break can also be used to really get your head back in the game. One week is plenty of time to lay out your goals, tasks, long-term and short-term plans, and come up with action items to achieve them over the rest of the school year. When you get organized through doing things like cleaning up your work desk, budgeting, or making a to-do list, completing tasks will feel a lot easier because you’re not panicking about the need to sort through the clutter. Believe us, your post-spring break self will feel a lot more confident heading into the months to come!