How to Deal With Family and School Between Holidays

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Published on December 11, 2018

Towards the end of the fall semester, the holiday season begins. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas are all a part of the holiday season tin a span of five weeks. During the holidays, many families gather to enjoy themselves.

They play games, cook food, and make memories that usually last a lifetime. You don’t want to be that cousin, uncle, aunt, brother, sister, and parent that misses out on all the festivities because of college, but we all know towards the second half of the semester around November the school work increases.

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At the same time, your family want you to be a part of the holiday fun. You might believe that it’s impossible to do both schoolwork and holiday activities, but that’s wrong. You can do both. The way to do this effectively is to have really strict time management.

Yes, it’s that simple, each person has a time, place, or thing that helps them focus and get things done. Some people work better after having coffee in the morning. Others work better better at midnight. I’m more focused in the middle of the day with some slow music, preferably acoustic songs and my phone as far away as possible, which helps me stay focused.

During a span of three hours I can write an article and get some painful math homework done. When you’re in a zone be as productive as possible.

When you’re in the zone, if you finish an assignment, don’t stop.  Keep going, and try to complete things that are due days away so you can get ahead. This will allow you feel less pressure. if you have some off days where you can’t do work or can’t focus you don’t have to force doing bad work.

Getting ahead will allow you to spend more time with your family during the holidays.