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