How does one describe the feeling of finally reaching Fall Reading Week? Don’t ask the York students, that’s for sure, they have 2 ‘Fall Reading Days’ instead! Fall Reading Week is such a blessing that it needs to be spent in the best way possible. Here’s how you can make the most of the remainder of your Reading Week:
Reading week? More like sleeping week! Give your mind and body a much-needed break and get a good amount of sleep (recommended 7 – 9 hours per night). On a serious note, though, try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night during school too. I see you rolling your eyes, but do you want to deal with heart problems? Memory loss? Aging skin?!
2. Roam the city
There’s so much to explore in Mississauga! Catch the Farmer’s Market at Celebration Square or quench your love for the ocean at Port Credit! Who needs to venture to Toronto when you have Downtown Mississauga, home to the infamous Square One Shopping Centre?! If you’re tired of all the adventures Mississauga has to offer, explore the great cities around it! Take off! Have you ever seen this many exclamation marks?!
3. Re-unite with family and friends
They miss you, they really do. I know you want to be selfish and spend every living second of the break catching up on that show you missed, but give your friends and family some time too. Have a meal with them, or even better some deep talks. Remind them that you love them before you turn into a wild eagle again. See what I did there? No? Same.
4. Re-organize life
Change in your life and environment can bring about positive changes in you. It can be as simple as changing the layout of your bedroom or as drastic as decorating your room for fall! While you’re at it, plan out the next few weeks so when school starts, you’re more motivated and more in control.
Now I don’t mean to be a party pooper, but this is essential. Readings can be a bit overwhelming so get ahead while you can! Spreading it out over the whole week means there can be time to study but also time to relax and have fun. Start studying for midterms now in order to store knowledge in your long-term memory instead of your short-term one. We’re in this for the long run, aren’t we?
This is generally the way I spend my breaks and it helps me come back to school ready to learn. What was your favourite thing to do during reading week? Comment down below!