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How to Stay Busy Over Spring Break

For many students who don’t have the opportunity to travel over spring break, it can feel as if you are entering a never-ending hole of boredom. Here are some tips to help you avoid this dreadful feeling and stay busy over your week off!

1. Treat yourself

As students who are always on the grind, we often forget to take care of ourselves. Use this week to reset your personal routine. Eat healthy foods and avoid those instant meals you have become so accustomed to. Take a walk outside, grab a few facemasks, get a mani-pedi or just simply relax.

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2. Visit with friends and family

For those who are far away from your families, spring break is a great time to catch up. Go out and grab dinner with your favorite aunt, uncle, or cousins, and tell them all about what you have been up to at school. Be sure to listen to what they have to say too and just enjoy each others presence as much as you can before you return to the busy world of college.


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3. Catch up or get ahead on school work

If you are anything like me, being involved on campus is super important to you. Being a part of student groups takes a lot of time out of each day, and at times it may feel as if school work is on the back burner. Prepare for assignments that you have coming up while you have the time. This will give you more time to spend with friends and in extra-curriculars when you return to campus!


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4. Start a new tv show

There are so many exciting and dramatic TV shows on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. So get comfortable and pick up a new one! Try something that you aren't sure you’ll like, or ask for a recommendation from a friend. Binge watching will make the hours go by fast, especially if you find a show that really grabs your attention.


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5. Read a book

Personally, during the school year, I don’t get to read much. I spend so much time reading for school and spending time with my other hobbies that picking up a book is simply too much. However, over break, I make a promise to myself to read and get lost in the wonderful world novels provide. It can keep you occupied for hours and really puts your imagination to work.


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6. Go see a movie in theatres

It may seem weird to go to the movies on your own, but it can actually be an amazing experience. Seeing a new film on the big screen takes you away from the world for a few hours and causes all of your attention to be on what is happening on the screen. When you get out it may even be dark out! You’ll be wondering where the time went!


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Carina Fresa is a current Senior honors student at Suffolk University. Originally from Connecticut, she has truly found a home in Boston. She is the multi-media coordinator for Rampage Show Choir, as well as a participant in Her Campus and the Union of Designers, Operators and Technicians. Carina loves music, film, reading and writing. She also enjoys dedicating time to helping animals, and worked at her local cat shelter back in CT.
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