2. Write out everything you have to do before you get to go home
This can be a little intimidating for most people, seeing every single assignment you have to complete before being able to go home and relax over winter break. However, I find this method to be useful because it helps me manage my time better. I have a list of everything I have to do and when it's due by and a check box next to each one. Once I complete an assignment, I check the box off.
I think you'd be surprised by how good it feels to just check the box off; it's so relieving!
It's like saying to myself, "Yeah, I did it! I can totally do all these other things now."
It's like getting a sticker when you were in elementary school (although I think stickers should still be given in college, but that's just me).
Taking it one step at a time is definitely the way to go. Try to space out the work for each class over a few days. And when you feel the need to procrastinate, procrastinate by doing other work! It sounds crazy, I know, but it really works. I do it all the time. This way, you're procrastinating one assignment by doing another.
But really you've just been doing other work... It's the most productive procrastination you'll ever do.
(Let the record show that I am procrastinating writing an essay by writing these blog posts, which is something I've been meaning to do for a while, and I can say that I feel super productive writing them (y). )