This Spring Break, you may have a long list of things to do, people to see, and places to go, but if not - we’ve made a list of 7 things that you can do. Wether you’re planning on sleeping for 48 hours straight, soaking up the sun and sand at the beach, spending time with family, or picking up a shift at work back home, we hope you have a fun (and safe!) spring break.
1) Catch up on sleep
As a college student many of us don’t get enough sleep. Staying up late to studying, doing homework, or even trying a paper can keep us up at anytime of the night. Using spring break as a way to catch up on much needed sleep is always a plus.
2) Take a day trip
Just because your plans didn’t include a week at the beach doesn’t mean they can’t include a day trip! Depending on were you are, take a day trip to the coast or a brand new city. Take along a few friends or family members and enjoy your quick getaway.
3) Work a part time job for extra cash
Sometimes we all need a little extra cash, so why not pick up a shift or two during break? If you have a job back home that will let you do this, working can be a great way to have a productive Spring Break without breaking the bank. If not, consider cleaning out your closet and taking some clothes to a consignment store or seeing if any friends/neighbors are in need of a babysitter for an evening.
4) Rejuvenate yourself
Self-care is an important thing that if often overlooked when our lives get busy! If you don’t feel like yourself, then the time over spring break to rejuvenate yourself. Go to the movies or go shopping. Plan a spa night and get your nails done. Take a day off to catch up on your favorite TV show or start that book you’ve been meaning to read. Maybe even get a group of friends together to play basketball or go hiking!
5) Visit your high school friends
Visiting old friends can be fun. When you’re in college you typically don’t see much of your high school friends. Take them to get ice cream or grab some lunch together, and catch up on each other’s lives.
6) Spend time with family
There is nothing like visiting family after being away from home. It can be hard to stay connected, but this is a great time to spend some quality time with them. Wether you get the whole family together for dinner or you just hang out with your mom and dad, this is a great way to reconnect with your loved ones.
7) Re-organize your life
Take an hour or two to sit down and look at your semester. Set calendar reminders for when papers and projects are due. Look at upcoming test dates and plan time to study, so that when you get back into your school schedule you aren’t surprised by anything! Taking the time to re-organize your academic responsibilities can be hugely beneficial, especially after a busy semester.
Mia Daniels, Biology Major ‘19