Things to Do Over Spring Break (When You’re Not Traveling)

Spring Break is the mid-point of the semester, when many people are happy to get away from campus and head somewhere warmer where they can be carefree for a week. Some of, us on the other hand, are just happy about being home, not having to worry about schoolwork for a bit, and getting to visit family and pets. If you find yourself in the latter category, here are some things you can do to keep yourself entertained and still have an awesome Spring Break—even if you don’t get to escape the cold.


If you have a dog, take them for a walk and play around with them. This gives you a change of scenery, and a chance to accomplish that added exercise without feeling like a forced workout during your time to relax.

Grab a face mask, nail polish, a cozy robe, and cue up some YouTube videos. Having a relaxing spa day to yourself is always a good idea, and it allows you let out all the stress that has been building up throughout the first half of the semester.

Make a playlist with your favorite songs of the moment, and drive. Go to the store, beach, or even just around your town. Driving without a purpose can be stress-relieving and is the perfect environment to jam out to your favorite songs.

Redecorate/organize your room. This is probably one of the only times you’ll be home for an extended period before summer comes. Take advantage of it, and redecorate your room or organize it to make it more suitable for you when you are home for the summer.

Have a photoshoot. This doesn’t have to be done with a professional or an expensive camera. Simply find a place near you that makes for a good background, put on a cute outfit, and head out with some friends. Cameras on cellphones take great quality pictures, and at the end you’ll have some cute pictures to add to your Instagram profile.


Overall, Spring Break consists of different experiences for everyone, and just because you aren’t going anywhere tropical this year doesn’t mean you can’t have an awesome break and let out some stress before the second part of the semester begins.



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