I still remember my father always asked me to make plans for summer/winter holiday when I was young. Probably you may have heard many times why you should do that, how important to make schedules, but you don’t really believe or to say it doesn’t work that effectively as you thought.
I planned a 4-days trip to Gold Coast and Brisbane at early mid break. It sounds a bit crazy to do this at my busiest period. I’m super busy with studies and assignments in my final semester at uni these days. I’ve got tests to prepare and several projects and group works due right after the holiday. But I do want to give myself some break, and I’ve planned that trip since last semester.
I know I must do the schedule and stick to it; otherwise I will get much stressed and feel clueless when I’m back. Although it wasn’t a long journey, I still hit by post-trip feelings. Good thing is that constrain on schedule helps me figure out what should I do, which work should I start with.
TO DO LIST
- Sep 25 SYD to Gold Coast
- Sep 26 Gold Coast
- Sep 27 Brisbane & Gold Coast
- Sep 28 Gold Coast to SYD
- Sep 29 GENS9005 group meeting
- Sep 30 GENS9005 script; shopping
- Oct 1 MDIA3004 trailer editing
- Oct 2 MDIA3004 presentation shooting/editing
- Oct 3 MDIA3004 presentation shooting/editing
- Oct 4 MDIA3004 presentation finish editing
- Oct 5 MDIA3005 test preparation, blog
So this was how my schedule looks like. Not much in details but with all works that I need to do on it. I gave myself four days at early break to enjoy the holiday; then one to two days to adjust the post-trip blue and get ready to work in later break. That gives me enough time and steps to adjust from holiday mode to normal routine.
If you are not living with the habit of making schedule, I encourage you make some plans for your holiday, including trips and post-trip. You can divide it into periods and give yourself some time for adjustment instead of having it in one go. That really helps to relieve from post-holiday syndrome!