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Making the Most out of Staying in on Weekend Nights

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Colby chapter.

After a crazy week of classes, stress, and sleep deprivation, a restful weekend ALWAYS serves as a way to destress and recharge. While there aren’t as many activities happening in Waterville as there are in cities, weekends are still fun on the Hill! Whether it’s going out to parties with friends, or attending events planned by the SPB, there’s always something for you to do. 

As someone who enjoys going out to parties and hanging out with friends, I always look forward to the weekends. However, as much as I like going out, there are times when I’m just not in the mood, and would much rather spend the night in my room. So, for those of you who prefer staying in on weekend nights or are not in the mood to go out some nights, here are some ways to make the MOST out of it. 

1. Pamper yourself

Even though your room isn’t necessarily the same as a spa, you can certainly make it feel like one! Go ahead and take a nice, long shower, change into your comfy pajamas, put on a hydrating face mask, make yourself a cup of tea or hot chocolate, and paint your nails. If you’re in the mood of blasting music in your room, I say go for it because not going out doesn’t mean you don’t get to have fun staying in! (Am I right, ladies?)

2. Catch up on movies or shows

While you’re caught up with assignments, projects, and exams, there really isn’t much time for you to watch movies or shows during the week. Do a movie-marathon or binge-watch shows you’ve been wanting to watch or missed during the week while you’re all bundled up and cozy in bed. 

3. Go online shopping 

I hope I’m not the only person who finds joy in doing online shopping (as long as I don’t spend too much money…) Now that we’re officially in the holiday season, besides shopping for cute clothes for when you go out next time or sweaters that’ll keep you warm during the Maine winter, you could also shop for Christmas room decor to get you into that Christmas spirit. 

4. Call/FaceTime your family or friends 

If you’re like me who lives 15 hours away from home with a 12 hour time-difference, it can be hard to schedule a time to talk to family or friends from home. If you’re staying in for the night, schedule a time to talk to them on the phone or FaceTime them, so you get to catch up with them and check-in with how they are doing. 

5. Go to bed early

If you’ve had a long week and don’t feel like doing anything at all, going to bed early is probably the best move. There’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself and going to bed early because almost every student on campus is sleep deprived. Turn off the lights in the room, turn your phone on do not disturb mode, and get a good rest. If you have trouble falling asleep, try playing white noise in the background or find an app that will help you sleep. 

And there you have it, five ways to make the most out of staying in on weekend nights!

Priscilla is a sophomore majoring in Economics with a concentration in Financial Markets. She calls Taipei, Taiwan home and misses the food deeply... Besides Her Campus, she is also an active member of Colby Student Investment Association and Women in Economics & Finance Club. She also serves on the Student Government Association Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee!