5 Essentials For A Relaxing Winter Season

5 Essentials For A Relaxing Winter Season

Winter break, do it your way.


Winter break always seems to come at just the right time. As full-time students we are always looking for that break, right? I know I am constantly throughout the semester. So here it is. You don't have any school work (well hopefully) and if your coming from a university you typically have about 3 weeks vacation time to rest, recharge, reboot, unwind, lay back, relax, sleep in, drink wine, binge Netflix, go out, celebrate, enjoy the holidays, and savor these three weeks as they will be the last of the relaxing kind for at least the next six months. Once January rolls around it's right back to the books, so make the most of this time.

1. Do something for yourself 

Each week, set aside a day or just a couple hours for yourself. Get your nails done, your hair done, get a massage, workout, go out for a drink with your hometown bestie, buy yourself a Christmas gift, have some alone time, take yourself out to lunch. Just make sure you put aside some time to do something special for yourself before things start to get crazy again.

2. Make time for family + friends 

While being home, your time is mostly going to your family and friends anyway, but make sure you spend ample amounts of time with your Mom, because you know she is going to shoot you that "I miss you" text like 4 hours after you've left to head back to school.

3. Binge your favorite Netflix shows 

What better time to watch your favorite's, especially since you have so much time to just chill. Find those couple of shows that make you want to curl up in bed and not leave until you've watched all 10 seasons and know exactly what the characters did for their Thanksgiving this year (IRL) of course.

4. Pull an all-nighter 

Pull an all-nighter OF YOUR CHOICE, not one that's purely for that 9 a.m. exam you have in the morning. All-nighters have such a bad stigma behind them but they don't have to be bad. Stay up all night or until you can manage, buy some wine, find your favorite movies, snacks, drinks, and people to celebrate the night with, I guarantee you'll have a ball.

5. Prepare for the upcoming semester 

Get your schedule and notebooks ready for the upcoming semester the first week your home so that you don't spend the last couple of days running around trying to get things together.

The end of the year is always a hectic time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, bringing in the new year, visiting mom and dad, hanging out with friends, family, wrapping gifts, traveling, parties, and so many other commitments. BUT, while it's important to visit family and attend holiday parties it's also essential that you have a few days of relaxation in order to collect yourself for the new year that is to come.

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Signs That You Are So Sick Of The Winter

9. You dream about the days when you can finally step outside without your face hurting and hands going numb.

We are officially in the middle of winter and I believe a lot of people are feeling the same way that I am... completely sick of it. I've lived in New England my entire life and it never gets easier. I'm always freezing and miserable in the winter, just waiting for it to end.

If you are like me and are so sick of winter, then here are few things you can relate to.

1. You don't get out from under your covers until the very last minute possible.

No where feels cozier or warmer than under your covers, making you not want to get out of bed ever.

2. You have looked into moving somewhere warmer and have been 100% serious about it.

The south looks very appealing right now.

3. You don't even try to dress or look nice.

It's so cold out that all I want to wear is giant sweatshirts and I'm going to be keeping my jacket on anyway so what's the point?

4. Looking at the weather on your phone or at the television is literally painful for you.

Too too too cold.

5. You only feel disgust when you see snow.

It's cold, wet, and gets in your way.

6. You avoid going out or making plans on extra cold days.

The battle between being social or being warm is very real.

7. You have a countdown of how many days until the first day of spring.

So close yet so far away.

8. Any day that is even slightly warmer than the average puts you in a great mood.

Nothing can go my way that day but if the weather is even a tad warmer than usual I'm completely happy.

9. You dream about the days when you can finally step outside without your face hurting and hands going numb.

I can almost feel the warmth of summer.

Don't fret my fellow winter detesters we're almost there! It's almost spring!

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10 Ways To Spend Your College Snow Day

Let's be real, everyone could use a catch up day of 5.


Most days it seems like there is not enough hours in the day to get everything done. "Back in the day" aka in high school, snow days were under appreciated and not properly taken advantage of. Every once in a blue moon winter graces us with weather so bad the college gives a whole day off, here's 10 great ways to spend yours!


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Unarguably, the best way to start your day is to not start it in the morning!

2. Catching up on homework and studying!

Lets be real, everyone could use a catch up day or 5.

3. Cleaning your room!

We all know this one isn't going to happen, but its a good thought!

4. Catching up on laundry!

There is never enough time to do this in a normal day, but MAYBE if classes are cancelled...

5. Grocery Shopping!

Impulse buys. That is all I am gonna say about that.

6. Taking a nap!

Sleep in AND take a nap? Best day ever!

7. Calling your parents/grandparents/friends!

Let someone know that you're thinking about them!

8. Sledding or ice skating!

Make the most out of the cold weather!

9. Picking up a shift at work!

I've never heard anyone complain about extra money/hours on pay day!

10. Laying in bed and watching Netflix all day long ( a series or 2)!

Netflix (or Hulu) and snacks? Can't top that!

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