Lifestyles Center Blog


The end of the semester is in sight! With final papers due and tests we had to study for, our bodies are exhausted. I know the first and only thing you want to do over winter break is sleep and sleep, but, when there are endless possibilities to spend your break we offer some more constructive ideas.  Here are some of those to make your winter bucket list great.

  1. Read a book. I know the last thing you would want to do after reading textbooks is read a book , but reading will keep you in the academic mind frame. Also curling up with a good book is a really great way to relax.
  1. Play in the snow. Bring back the nostalgia of being a kid again and play in the snow again. Instead of being cooped up inside all winter break, go outside and make some snow angels, go sledding, or even build a snowman. Not only will being outside give you some fresh air, but it will be a fun way to spend time with friends and family and get some exercise at the same time.
  1. Spa day. After having a stressful two weeks of finals, relaxation is probably at the top of your list. Having a spa day with some friends from home or your mom is a perfect way to relax. A spa day could include, facials, doing your nails and toes, and even a massage.  Don’t forget the cucumber on the eyes; they help with looking goofy in your facial selfies.
  1. Working out/exercise. Speaking of exercising, the end of the year is near, and with that comes New Years’ Resolutions.  One good resolution could be to start exercising more, or at least conclude that going for jog/walk at least a couple of days a week will make a healthier you.
  1. Learn a new recipe. With all those cool short cooking videos on social media, winter break is a good time for you to try those out and see which one is your favorite. Or you could join a cooking class to learn new recipes, which you can show off in front of your friends.
  1. Volunteer. Not only will this make feel good inside, it will also look good on your resume; showing future employers that you give back to your community. If you want to take your volunteering a step further, do it geared towards your major. For example if you’re a human development major, you could work in a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter. If your biology/pre med you could work with the Red Cross.

Written By Emily Coley, Peer Educator