After a tiring and stressful semester in college, it’s finally time for your long-awaited winter vacation. For some students, this may mean it’s time to go on a carefully planned vacation. For many students, that means leaving their dormitory or apartment for a few weeks to go home and have a family winter vacation. Although you have plans for the day of the summer vacation or have time to spend with your family, you will have plenty of time for yourself during your winter vacation at home.
Want to make the most of your winter vacation and avoid total boredom? Read on for some not boring things to do on this winter vacation.
1. Call your friends back home
You probably won’t be the only one in your high school friend group who gets bored at home on their winter vacation. That being said, being back home over the winter break is the perfect opportunity to gather your old high school friends and reconnect.
Your friends might already have the perfect reunion in mind, so you don’t have to plan a date when the hard work is already done for you.
2. Make a virtual meeting with your friends from the university
Absence makes the heart fonder, and you may find that you miss your college friends a lot more than you thought during winter break. Set aside time to have a video call with your friends as an impromptu hangout.
You can still sit and talk to spend video time, but you can also schedule different activities that you can do while on the call. For example, if everyone is back home and staying in their childhood bedroom, ask everyone to do their own show-and-dire of their childhood bedroom, bringing anything, photos children to school projects, to be illuminated during a guided tour.
Or have everyone create their own PowerPoint presentations to share with the group through screen sharing. Everyone can choose their own theme or topic to cover, from ‘Favorite College Group Memories’ to ‘Every Friend as TV Show X Character’.
3. Visit your favorite places again in your hometown
Depending on how long you’ve been away from your hometown, it’s probably been a long time since you’ve spent time in your favorite places in town. Whether it’s a local park or your favorite restaurant or cafe, there’s just something about those hometown spots that you can’t find at your college. These are the things that make you a home away from home, and you should definitely treat yourself to some time in these places during the winter holidays.
Gather a few of your friends or go on your own at these places. You may find yourself with a whole new appreciation or experience that you’ve never had before, and new memories to take with you to college.
4. Choose a new hobby
If the times of pandemic and quarantine have taught us anything, it’s that now is never a bad time to indulge in a new hobby. Hours spent alone indoors meant there wasn’t any too weird or obscure hobby to learn when you had all the time in the world. If you’re back home for the winter vacation, you might not have many options when it comes to where to go or who to hang out with. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up a new hobby that you didn’t have access to during your 40s or that you were too busy to try during the last semester in college.
Some leisure activities to consider during the winter holidays:
– Painting (watercolor or acrylic)
– Jewelry making
You will never know what hobby you will end up loving until you try it. Or, the fruits of your labor can become the perfect Christmas present for a loved one.
5. Take a trip
When it comes to winter vacation, you might not have the budget or the time to make a dream come true winter getaway This year. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to stay within the confines of your childhood home. Plan a vacation, helping you get out of the house without breaking your budget or eating up time spent traveling further.
The beauty of a stay is that you can stay somewhere an hour’s drive from home while still enjoying the perks of a vacation – a hotel room or Airbnb, a trip to local places like a zoo or a park. ‘attractions, and the opportunity to explore a new local scene.
Make the most of your well-deserved winter vacation with one of these ideas in mind: Happy Holidays!