It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s time to get together with family, indulge with delicious homemade food, and finally enjoy your time off. Having a holiday break is more than necessary, especially after an intense semester at school or a busy year at work. There’s nothing more frustrating, though than feeling like you haven’t actually enjoyed your days off. 

If you want to avoid this—believe it or not—you need to plan a little bit of your break.

Your holiday break is the perfect time to catch up with the series you were behind on or all the reading you accumulated throughout the year. However, there’s more you can do to make the most of your holiday break. In this article, we’re going to help you to organize your days off so you can rest, learn, and enjoy every single day.

Creating a To-Do List for Your Holiday Break

We know that you can’t wait to have your free time. We also know it may sound a bit too much, but trust us, you need to organize your break. Creating a to-do list will help you enjoy your days and complete all the tasks you’ve been planning on doing.

Start your list with priorities. Make sure to start with those that take more time or that you need the help of someone to do. This will give you time to get it done, however, don’t overthink or overtask yourself.

The main goal of creating a to-do list is to decide what you need to organize. It will also give you a great feeling of accomplishment by the end of your holiday break!

1. Read books

How many books do you have on your to-read list? 

Your holiday break is the perfect moment to catch up with everything you wanted to read throughout the year but didn’t have the time. So, use these days to learn more about a topic that can help your career or simply have fun with a bestseller.

2. Watch documentaries

Do you want to join the fun and keep learning? Documentaries are an amazing source to discover a new topic or go deeper into something that intrigues you.

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The great news is that there are plenty of titles available online. You can explore the streaming services you already subscribe to, search on YouTube, and, of course, ask your friends.

Do some research before your holiday break and create a to-watch list.

3. Improve a skill

It’s amazing to spend your days off just chilling, but it’s also great to have some productive time. If you’re looking forward to learning something new or improve a skill, this is the right time. Finish that online course you started months ago or study for that certification test you’ve been avoiding for weeks.

4. Revamp your CV

Looking for an internship or a new job? You definitely need to have an updated resume in hand.

Use your holiday break to find new templates and add certifications, skills, and experiences to revamp your CV. 

5. Create a new habit

They say it takes 21 days to create a new habit, so why waiting until next year to start something positive in your routine.

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Exercising, meditating, and eating better: these three things can change your life, but they’re not easy. During your days off, you’ll be in a completely different mindset. Take advantage of this great state of mind to start something that will have a positive impact on your life.

6. Set new goals

There’s nothing like closing a chapter and starting a new one. Your holiday break is the perfect time to take a look at what has happened that year and start planning what’s to come. 

Whether you’re a student or a young professional, you need to set new goals—they can be for your personal or professional life or both! You can plan what skills you want to improve, what you want to learn, and also what you want to let go. 

Take some time to plan your next goals and learn what you need to do to achieve them.

Our last and most important tip is: have fun! It doesn’t matter what you choose to do. The most important thing is that you enjoy every single day of your holiday break.