How to Make the Most of Spring Break
How to Make the Most of Spring Break (as a Music Student). Hello everyone, and welcome to Spring Break! I hope you are taking the time to actually have a break. It’s important to make sure you give yourself that break to breathe a little, especially when life gets just a bit too hectic. Therefore, here are just a couple of tips for how to make the most of your Spring Break.
Stay Healthy and Hit the Reset Button
Stay healthy and Hit That Reset Button
Have you been finding that you’ve been staying up too late, or not eating right, or been feeling under the weather in general? Take the time over the break to take care of yourself.
Go to bed early, wake up early, eat a good breakfast, spend time outdoors and in the sun. These are all important parts of living a healthy lifestyle, and over Spring Break is the perfect time to hit the reset button if you’ve noticed that some things in your life have gotten a little too out of balance.
I’m not going to say that you can’t ever indulge (I personally drink a bit too much coffee to be honest), but if you can adjust some habits to go from more negative to positive over break. I urge you to use this time to do it. Oh, and wash your hands!
Keep Up with Your Practicing
Keep Up With Your Practicing.
Something I made sure to do for my students over break was to not schedule too much for them to do, to free up more time.
I urge my students (and the students who are not mine but also at Music Maker) to use the time over break to catch up with practicing on their own. Whether that could be exercises to do, music that you needed to learn but didn’t have time in past months. Perhaps, practice that song that has assigned you and has fallen by the wayside.
Especially with the studio going into full recital mode when we come back from Spring Break, it is essential to use this time wisely in regards to your practicing!
Find Some Music & Play It
Find Some Music and Play It (With Other People)
Lastly, I want you to use this time over break to not just practice, but to feed your creative and artistic desires! In other words, play some music! Whether that be a song you can’t get out of your brain, or something you saw in a movie or video game. Maybe it's that Elton John song you know your Mom would love if you learned on piano (oddly specific I know), go find something to play! Or maybe even write a song yourself!
It is important to remember that music is supposed to be, at the end of the day, about the music itself.
As well, there isn’t a better time than now to share the music you make with your friends and family. Invite a friend over to play a song, or show your family what you have been working on in an impromptu living room concert. Now is a perfect time, while we are all on break and looking for music to bring a little peace.
I hope you enjoyed reading these tips! Above all else, use this time to take a break and relax, and we will see you all back on the 16th of March for lessons (and recital prep)!