All papers for my courses have been typed and printed. I always save them in the event that I want to make last-minuted edits, but I almost never make those edit. all charts and illustrations fro presentations have been completed and stored away. All textbooks and materials have been read throughly, and notes have been taken. In short, I will coast for the next six weeks. I am FINISHED.
Some people think it's harder to do things the way I do them. The people who think I'm killing myself unnecessarily are people who cram all the work I spend three weeks doing into a single week -- typically the last week in a semester or quarter. I could wait until the last part of a quarter and then do my work, but it would be weighing on my mind the entire time and I would never be truly relaxed. It makes sense to me to just get it out of the way. I'm later in completing my assignments this quarter than I usually am because I had play performances and a few other things I needed to focus on, but no all of that is out of the way, as is my work.
I have a 10:00 class tomorrow. I plan to not get up until about 9:20. I'll throw my clothes on and get a ride to campua in time for the class. I have three more classes after that one. when 4:00 rolls around, I'll have nothing that has to be done. I'll probably walk my dog, watch trashy TV programs, eat KFC to celebrate the completion of my work, and fall asleep with the TV on. The next day will be similar. For the entire week I'll be similarly lazy. Then I'll go back to being the Type A personality that I am. I'll religiously transcribe lecture notes. still, I'll have no more classwork to do other than that and test preparation.
I suspect that I get the same sort of high from work completion that House gets from Vicodin, except that house is a fictional character and I'm real.