Staying Home for Spring Break

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When it comes to spring break, there are so many options available for how to fill up that blissful week of nothing to do. While some may opt for a cruise to Cabo or a jet-ride over Paris, I recommend another perfectly viable option: going home.

It might not be the most glamorous vacay ever, but being at home means truly being able to slow down the stressful pace of everyday life. This is very much relaxing in its own way, and not to mention very much needed.

While it might sound boring, going home doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside all day–although you can totally binge watch Netflix or bake all of those recipes you’ve saved on Pinterest if you want. You can also go for a hike through your neighborhood’s canyon or visit your favorite coffee shop. If you feel like shopping, head over to the mall and have a small shopping spree! Spicing up your wardrobe is a great way to say hello to the warmer spring season.

Achieving some short-term goals or getting started on long-term ones is also a great thing to do from the comfort of your home. Using this time to accomplish tasks that are difficult to squeeze in your usual schedule is very efficient. Even something as simple as resolving to go to the gym a couple times a week or starting to apply for summer jobs and internships is rewarding and a great way for you to stay productive over break.

I myself spent my break doing a mix of all of the above. I spent time with my family and met up with friends from high school that I haven’t seen for a while. Especially since I go to school far from home, it’s nice to be able to rekindle old friendships and catch up with loved ones.

The possibilities sound endless, and they are! So even though spring break is often advertised as a time for an island vacation, staying home is also not too shabby of a way to spend those ten glorious days.