First of all, I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to read this. I know I haven’t posted in months and while I have an excuse, it isn’t the best. I’m glad you are still here though!
Although I love my school and attending classes, this year’s break couldn’t have come sooner. This was my toughest semester yet and I had to reduce both my hours at work and my course load by dropping my most demanding class half-way through the semester. This was stressful for me, who struggles with the concept of ‘too much on her plate’, and has been really hard for me to deal with.
This break has been much longed for by me and thousands of other students who drudged through the dreaded finals and dragging semester. And while I’m so glad it’s here, I am also bored already. It’s been one week of my three-week vacation home and I am dying to do something. I don’t like being idle and the past few days all I’ve done is browse through Pinterest and Facebook and watch Friends on Netflix. And I’m. So. Tired of it already.
I like to keep busy. If I’m not busy, I feel like I’m wasting time. So in order to use the rest of my break productively I’ve decided to make a list of things I (and you!) can do. With this list, I’m glad I finally have a purpose and to-do list until I go back to super organized and productive school!
Prep for my new classes
Sort through last semester’s folder on my computer and organize
Set goals (and how to achieve them) for next semester
Update my resume (I can add Suicide Prevention Training to the list)
Update my professional portfolio
Find and read a book in my field
Find an apartment for my boyfriend
Spend 15 minutes a day with my hamster
Restart Simply Bumbling Along
Update all my pictures for past posts to reflect my new theme
Get in touch with my blogger friends once again
Meet up/go out with my friends from high school
Spend quality time with my family
Communicate better with my boyfriend
Try a pilates workout
Try PIYO workout
Try a cardio strength work out
Other things you can do
My break isn’t going to be all the above. I also want to do other things. Here are a few ideas that you can try as well!
- Relax on the couch
- Tape a nap
- Make a winter break bucket list
- Go on dates with your SO
- Go on dates with yourself
- Watch Netflix
- Go shopping for presents
- Shop online for presents
- Read a book you’ve always meant to but never have (i.e. Pride and Prejudice)
- Bake a new sweet treat
- Cook a five course meal for you and your family
- Spend some time at your local library
- Plan a New Year’s Eve party
- Make New Year’s resolutions – and stick to them until you go back to school at least!
- Do one thing that only you can do for someone else
- Paint your nails
- Pick up a new hobby
- Drink hot chocolate and watch a holiday movie
- Make fancy homemade hot chocolate
- Go ice skating
- Build a snowman/fort
- Have a snowball fight
- Make a DIY
- Travel locally
- Start a Christmas tradition
- Deep clean the apartment
What other things are you doing during this break?