16 Things To Cure Winter Boredom
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16 Things To Cure Winter Boredom

Winter break is here! Now what?

16 Things To Cure Winter Boredom


That new book you got just before the semester started and before you got swamped with work, take some time to read it! Curl up by the fire with some fuzzy socks and a cup of hot chocolate - and read like the wind!


Shop for yourself, shop for holiday gifts, actually, shop ‘til you drop! We all know money is tight during this time of the year but a little retail therapy is sure to life your spirits while knocking Uncle Jimmy’s gift you had to get off the list.


Once you’ve spent all your money at the mall and your legs feel like they’re going to fall off, have a seat and take a breather and watch all the people go by. This is the most wonderful time of the year, and don’t forget it! The tree in the middle of the mall looks amazing, and everyone is bustling around you with their holiday sweaters on and family around.


Winter is the time of the year when everyone gains those few extra pounds that every can notice when you get back to school. Take that hour that you’ve got nothing to do with every day and strut up to practice in January without having to explain yourself.


Isn’t it your turn to host the family Christmas party this year? Better get cleaning! Aunt Suzie will be disappointed at the mess. You should at least try to show them that you have your life together a little bit.

Catch up with family

When’s the last time you talked to grandma and grandpa? Exactly, a while ago. Stop by and catch up. What have they been up to? Then you have someone to talk to about all your struggles over the semester, they always understand.


After you’ve caught up with grandma, ask for the recipe to your favorite snickerdoodles she makes during the holidays. This year, everyone will be raving about your snickerdoodles at the team's potluck.

Craft, craft, craft!

Who doesn’t like to make things? Whether it’s a painting or a homemade craft you’re gifting for the holidays, this will definitely cure your boredom.

Learn something new

How do people juggle? How do you say Hello in Yiddish? What’s the national bird of Scotland? Now’s your chance to find it all out. And when you’ve learned all the pointless information your brain can hold, it’s time to unleash it on your friends.

Hangout with friends

How long has it been since you saw your best friend from high school? Too long I’m assuming, and I’m sure you could both talk for three days straight about what you’ve been doing in college and that new boy you’re talking to.


Binge watch that show you’ve been thinking of starting. Catch up on old shows, or watch cartoons with your younger brother or sister.


Pick something you’re interested in, and see where it goes! You could end up making cheap decorations for your house so you don’t have to buy any this year, or a present for someone that you couldn’t afford to buy something for.

Build a fort

Just because you’re in college doesn’t mean you can’t act like a kid sometimes. And since you don’t have any homework to do… go for it! Make a fort, grab some snacks and invite your best friends over for some childish fun.

Plan a trip

Who doesn’t like to think of being on a nice warm beach when it’s below freezing outside? Well if you start planning now, you could have your spring break trip fully planned and booked by the end of break. Now you don’t have to try to cram it in when you’re trying to study.


It’s snowing outside, that’s what snowboarding and skiing are meant for! Pick up your friends and go scope out the scene for cute boys while showing off your gnarly moves. If you’re feeling a little less coordinated, tubing is always fun too.


Every college student knows that feeling of getting a good night sleep, and how they haven’t gotten it for the past four months. Now’s your time! Break is here and you can lay in bed for as long as you want!

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