M. Erez Kats, Seattle Language Arts Teacher, Author, and Artist
I agree with the above experts that you have to find a way to rest up and rejuvenate over the winter break because that is what these breaks are for, and then you simply have to come in to the second semester with a new outlook, new classes, and find your focus once again. The school year is a marathon, it is not a sprint. Pace yourself, and if you find that you have extra time on your hands, feel free to read ahead for some of your assignments, or just formulate a plan for how to map out the rest of the year. Even when you are in college too, it is still important to fit other activities like sports and going out to keep your life balanced. For some people, if they do too much of one thing (even if it is studying), then they start to feel out of balance. Make sure you are enjoying yourself, and also working hard with a steady focus throughout the year. And if you are on break, feel free to let loose and have fun at least a couple of nights. Good luck with the rest of the year!