Spring break has come and gone. For some it is a week of rest and relaxation. For others it is a week of free time to catch up on studying and completing assignments. Some people travel and some people choose to stay in Boston. No matter what someone chooses to do over the week, I have found that simply having the break is important.
Law school can be stressful. As law students we may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of work that we have to do. On top of that, things happen in our lives that we can’t control. It can feel like there is simply not enough time in the day to manage it all. That is why taking breaks can help us so much.
Breaks give us time to deal with things that we don’t normally have the time to address. Even within a single day, we may choose to take a break to get some sleep or to run an errand. A free day can give us the time needed to recharge. A free week can allow us to travel home and enjoy time with our family. Regardless of how we decide to spend our time, these kinds of breaks help us to break up the work so that it doesn’t feel constant and keeps us from burning out too quickly.
So the next time you’re feeling stressed, take a break. You have more time than you realize. It’s up to you to decide how to spend it.