Whether you are home for the Holidays, on spring break, or off for the summer, here are some things you can do to make the most of your time:

1) Spend time with your family.

It can be so hard to be away from your loved ones for such extended periods of time while attending college. So now that you’re back home, take advantage of the time that you have and spend some of it with your family. Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. it can be so nice to do something special with them or even just sit down and talk.

2) Hang out with your friends.

It's so strange that you could go from seeing your closest friends several times a week at school to then not at all for weeks, sometimes months, on end. Of course you made some awesome new friends at college too, but now is a great time to catch up with some old friends!

3) Visit some of the places you used to love to go to.

When you are away at college, you might miss going to the places you used to frequent. Whether it’s a favorite mall, a favorite coffee shop, a park, a restaurant, etc. take a trip there and enjoy it! Remember all the good times that you had there while you create some new awesome memories.

4) Get back into your passions and hobbies.

Do you miss doing some of the things you used to love to do? While at college, you might not have had much time to enjoy doing some of the things that you love. Now could be a great time to get back into the swing of things and enjoy doing the activities and hobbies that you are passionate about.

5) Take up a new hobby.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but you didn’t have much time to do it? Or maybe you just kept putting it off thinking you would try it another time. Maybe you’re not even really sure what exactly you want to do, but you just know that you have the desire to try something new. If so, now could be a great time to give it a shot and take on a fun and interesting hobby.

6) Get a job.

Whether your previous employer is willing to let you return to a job you had before you started college or you are applying for a new job, now could be a great time. You have the time off, and let’s face it, as college students we could really use the extra money. You can use that money for some of your expenses and also work on saving some of it for your future.

7) Get an internship.

Internships are so important. Most colleges and degrees require you to complete an internship in order to graduate. So, why not go ahead and do your internship while you have some time off? Besides being paid in experience, knowledge, and skill, some internships will pay you money for the work that you do. Some internships might also give you credits for completing them, which is very valuable and helpful towards earning your degree.

8) Catch up on your rest and relax.

Remember, you don’t have to be busy every second of the day. I’m sure you had plenty going on at college with all of your course work and extracurriculars. So go ahead, take some of this time to catch up on sleep and simply relax. You earned it.

There’s my list of some things you could do while you’re off from college. I hope you found it useful and I hope you enjoy and make the most out of your time! It’s your time off, so spend it in the way that you think is best for you!