20 Things To Do Over Winter Break When You’re Bored AF

As much as we all love being home for the holidays, surrounded by good food and good company, we certainly tend to become bored. There’s no schoolwork to do, parties to attend on campus, or dining hall food to eat. Here’s a list of things to do when you’re bored over winter break. With that in mind, soak up every minute of winter break before returning to school for a kick ass spring semester and start to 2017! To get you started, here are a few things to do over winter break when you’re bored AF!

1. Netflix (and chill)

Need I say more?

2. Knit

Knitting is very relaxing and easy to do! Pick up some yarn and knitting needles and make yourself or your friends some scarves or head warmers to keep warm this holiday season.


3. Bake

Baking is a perfect way to waste time over break. Perfect your macaron recipe or make some gingerbread cookies for your neighbor.

4. Start a journal

Now’s the perfect time to start a journal. Might as well add some New Year’s Resolutions!

5. Take a road trip

Just because it’s not summer time doesn’t mean you can’t grab a friend and your AUX cord for a few hours on the road to somewhere new.

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6. Online shop

It’s incredible how much time you can spend online shopping. Splurge on a little something with the money you got for Christmas. You deserve it!

7. Apply for a job/internship

Summer will be here before we know it, and we all want a paycheck in the summer.

8. Teach your dog a new trick

Because this is very productive.

9. Book a trip

Channel your inner travel-agent and book a trip for spring break or the summer. Challenge yourself to find the cheapest prices.

10. Take an art class

Because why not?

11. Get a haircut

Start off 2017 with a new look and enjoy pampering yourself.

12. Read a book

Since there’s barely any time to read for pleasure during the school year, take advantage of break, and curl up with a good book.

13. Listen to a new genre of music

Now’s a perfect time to expand your iTunes library with some new sounds.

14. Take a trip to the city

The city is amazing during the holiday season. Hop on a train or bus and head towards the closest city to you!

15. Volunteer

Volunteering is something that benefits both you and your community. Head to your local soup kitchen or animal shelter to give some of your time to a good cause.

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16. Find a new café

For your new hang out spot in the summertime.

17. Go out to lunch with an old friend

Break is the perfect time to catch up with high school and middle school friends.

18. Buy a new planner

It’s nearly 2017! You’ll need a place to keep track of your busy schedule. Go ahead and start writing your long weekends and spring breaks in it.

19. Clean out your room

Nothing like a deep clean to keep you busy for a few days. Get rid of as much as you can and donate it at Good Will!

20. Exercise

Winter break doesn’t mean a break from physical activity! Keep those holidays pounds away.

Looking for more things to do over winter break when you’re bored AF? Leave a comment!
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Emma Lemay

Emma LeMay is an avid journaler, aspiring world traveler, and loyal Earl Grey drinker. She plans on double majoring in public relations & advertising and minoring in journalism at Marist College.

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