5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Reading Week

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Yvonn Yu
Communications Assistant
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:00

It’s hard to believe that reading week is here already! If you're planning for a productive reading week, here are some tips on how to make the most of this week to make sure you're ready to go for the remainder of the term.

1. Organize a study date

Grab a few friends and go hang out at a new cafe for a peaceful day of catching up on work and getting ahead in your classes. You don’t need to cram or stay up late anymore this week, so why not make studying fun? Plus, your future self will definitely thank you!

2. Do some spring cleaning

There are some amazing benefits to having a clean room! Even if you share a room and can’t control your messy roommates, you can take this time to switch your bedsheets and pillow cases as well as doing some light dusting and vacuuming. Doing these things can help you sleep better at night, and staying organized will spark joy in your life, making you less stressed overall.

3. Catch up on errands

Do you have an appointment to schedule that you’ve been putting off for weeks, or even months? Reading week is the perfect time to get these little errands done since you will be able to schedule appointments during regular business hours while you don’t have class. Not to mention that there will be no crowd since most people are at work or school!

4. Make a plan

Alright, there’s no shame in admitting if your New Year’s resolutions haven’t gone quite as you expected. However, it’s not as bad as you think, because now you have an entire week to reflect on what went wrong in the first few weeks of 2019 and how you can improve on it. Don’t let two bad months determine how things go for the remaining ten!

5. Take a Breather

Take a day, or two, or even seven and dedicate that time completely to yourself. It is perfectly fine to spend the entire day watching shows, playing video games, or even sleeping. It is important to take as much time as you need to relax and sometimes just not think about anything to prevent yourself from burning out. You don’t have to feel obligated to be productive during reading week — listen to yourself and do what is best for you!