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19 Reasons Why The First Week of Term After Christmas Is Always The Worst

Going back to uni after a long Christmas break should be easy. Except that it’s not.

1. After weeks of being away from uni, you feel as though you’ve completely forgotten what to do and why you’re doing it.

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2. Just the thought of having to get up early for lectures is exhausting.

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3. But the reality is so much worse.

4. Not helped by the fact that your student house feels colder than ever before.

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5. Having to do the first big food shop of term is a stress you really could do without.

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6. And no matter what you buy you still end up standing forlornly in your kitchen, wishing someone would just cook for you.

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7. You sit in the first lecture of the year unable to force your brain out of holiday-mode.

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8. And wishing the lecturer would stop saying things like: “It’s a new year. Let’s start as we mean to go on!”

“This might’ve been a great start for you, Richard, but I can’t go on like this.”

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9. Having the same conversation about what you did over Christmas with every person you see gets old really, really fast.

“Oh hey!!! How was Christmas? Did you have fun? What did you get up to?”

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10. And you hate feeling obliged to ask people the same question when you really don’t care about the answer.

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11. You either end up with a whole load of deadlines falling throughout the week…

12. Or several unforgivably timed exams.

13. And sometimes you’re lucky enough to end up with both.

14. Which is a huge problem when you realise you can’t actually remember anything you learned before the holidays.

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15. You spend most of the week regretting not doing enough* revision over Christmas.

*any

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16. And the rest of it secretly wondering why you came back.

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17. To top it all off, your plans for a uni squad night out are ruined when someone reveals they’re doing dry January.

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18. It might only be the first week back, but you’ve already looked up when you’re next off several times.

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19. And so, even though the last break has only just ended, you need it to be the next one now. 

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