#2. Vacuum your room. Thoroughly enjoy the sound of all the little grainy particles getting sucked up through the tube.
#3. Download all of the updates your computer keeps reminding you about. Resist the reflex to hit “Remind Me Later”.
#4. Make/Confirm/Reconfirm your travel arrangements for Winter break. And Spring Break. And Summer break…
#5. Refill any prescriptions you might have.
#7. Find the perfect gift for that person who is impossible to buy gifts for.
#8. Figure out an exit strategy for when you run into that awkward ex over break.
#9. Go to the gym/go for a run/do an ab workout. Armies of gingerbread people are marching out of ovens as I write this. Here is my motivation.
#10. Buy/make stationary and/or thank-you notes. You’ll be needing them shortly.
#11. Call your parents/grandparents/other extended family. They love hearing from you and it has been a while…
#13. Make a list of everything you have to do during dead week/finals and create a schedule for when you’ll get it all done. Starting… eventually.
Bonus! #14. Write a post for The Unofficial Stanford Blog. It works. Trust me.