You’ve hustled hard all year in your classes and at your internship. Now, it’s time for some much-needed relaxation. We’ve got a few ideas on how you can get started.
1. Go for a scenic drive.
It’s a bit chilly out for hikes and long walks, but going for a drive can be just as relaxing. Stay away from highways and congested areas and look for some scenic back roads and byways — and grab a friend for the ride!
2. Pamper yourself with bath bombs
Forget those communal showers in your dorm building, you’re home for break now! A nice bubble bath or a few of your favorite bath bombs are much needed.
3. Watch one of your favorite nostalgic movies.
Okay, Disney. We see you. Movie nights are always relaxing, but there’s totally an added level of comfort when you watch a nostalgic classic.
4. Drift into a deep sleep.
Nothing makes you feel like a brand new person quite like getting in a really good sleep. We suggest knocking all of your responsibilities out of the way first so you can sleep completely guilt-free. Then, make sure your room is as dark as possible, clear your mind of the day’s stress, and diffuse or spray some lavender scent if you’re having trouble drifting off.
5. Cook your favorite comfort food.
Homemade mac and cheese? A warm casserole? Make sure you make enough for leftovers!
6. Work through some puzzles and brain games.
Sometimes taking a break from social media — and just technology in general — is one of the most relaxing things you can do. How about having fun the old fashioned way with some puzzles, crosswords, and other brain games? It’s a refreshing change, at the very least.
7. Spend time with your pet.
It’s safe to say that when you’re home, you always have a friend around. Playing a game of fetch, or even just cuddling on the couch with your pet is never a waste of time.
8. Listen to some podcasts.
There are podcasts on all sorts of topics, so it shouldn’t be hard finding your niche. Podcasts are a much more uplifting form of entertainment than social media, don’t you think?
9. Find a creative outlet.
Whether it’s writing, creating art, making music, or something else along those lines, finding a creative outlet can do you good. It’s a relaxing activity you can come back to time and time again.
10. Write in a journal.
Some people love journals because it gives them a chance to reflect on their days, some love them because they can use the pages to vent out their frustrations, and others love focusing their journal entries on gratitude and positivity. However you decide to use your journal, it’s sure to feel relaxing.
How else are you relaxing during your time off? Share your thoughts in the comments below.