Happy March Raptors! I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like the semester and new year have just zoomed by. Before we know it, we’ll be creeping up to final exams. However, something else is also coming up pretty soon- yup, you guessed it – spring break!
I’ve always been a fan of spring break. Not only does it allow students a little time to de-stress in the middle of the semester, it also allows me to catch up on things and focus on myself for at least one week. Although I will be heading out this time, I know what it’s like to feel utterly bored and unmotivated during the break. With friends gone, people busy, and no homework to do (never thought I’d say that in my life), life can get pretty dull. Here are some helpful tips to ramp up your spring break “staycation” and come into the second half of the semester refreshed and motivated.
Do a DIY project. Not only will this drive a sense of accomplishment, it is also fun and easy to do alone or with others! There are tons of websites online that provide easy instructions; all you have to do is look!
Catch up with family. This is great if you’re super busy during the week (like me). Take time to visit some old relatives, visit your parents, or have lunch with siblings.
Check out the local hotspots. The D.C. Metro area is far from boring, and what better way to take advantage of the city than to explore it!
Take a class. Has anything interested you over the year that you’ve been itching to try? Look around for some baking, pottery, dancing, etc. classes in the area!
Go to the gym. Make use of that New Year’s resolution and use the extra time to head to the gym, or even take a fitness class.
Read up on internships and jobs. It’s never too late, or early, to start looking for summer opportunities, whether it be paid or unpaid.
Volunteer. Take some time to give back this spring break and volunteer with an organization that you’re passionate about. Bring some friends if you can!
Clean out your closet. Spring cleaning isn’t a myth, and the break would be a great time to tidy up your closet and donate your old clothes and accessories.
There you have it, Raptors! Home doesn’t have to be boring, and spring break is always what you make of it. Stay warm, and happy spring!