10 Holiday Activities You Can Do Without Guilt Now That The Semester Is Over
Start writing a post
Student Life

10 Holiday Activities You Can Do Without Guilt Now That The Semester Is Over

No work equals all play.

28
https://www.pexels.com/photo/red-merry-christmas-printed-mug-1753411/
Pexels

Ah, the holidays. A time where we spend time with our loved ones, take part in traditions, and enjoy winter activities.

If you're like me, you probably want to enjoy these holiday and winter activities starting the moment December comes. Unfortunately, December also means the end of college is near.

Even though I know you would be doing these activities during the semester, now that you're done your finals and the semester is over, it's time to enjoy the holiday without the guilt of your schoolwork.

So, here are 10 holiday activities you can enjoy by yourself or with the ones you love.

1. Go ice skating.

Exercise is a good stress reducer, and after taking so many stressful finals, you'll need to destress. So, why not at least have some fun with it?

2. Bake cookies.

3. Go shopping.

I mean, you were probably already shopping instead of doing homework, but at least now that the semester is over, you don't have to rush home to do that paper you forgot about.

4. Go out to see Christmas lights.

5. Go to any & all holiday parties.

Be honest. You've already gone to at least one party instead of studying for finals, even if it was just for a little bit. That's okay, but now that winter break is here, it's time to go to all the holiday parties you want. Guilt-free, too!

6. Decorate your house.

7. Spend time with your loved ones.

8. Binge-watch all of the Christmas movies.

You've already mastered the art of binge-watching during the semester. At least now you can be festive about it and not worry about finals.

9. Build a gingerbread house.

10. Spend hours wrapping presents.

Let's get real. You're only spending hours on wrapping because you're looking for your scissors, picking the best playlist to listen to, getting wine drunk, or all of the above. You know what? You do you because at least now you're able to spend that time wrapping presents because it is officially winter break!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

40707
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

25291
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

950890
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

133004
man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments