How to Keep Your Break Semi-Productive
December 17, 2013
Blogger: Lisa Chang
Hello everyone! First off, a big congratulations to those who applied for Early Decision and got into Oxy! For those of you who are still working hard on those applications, power through! You can do this!
Now that finals week is finished and the semester is over, I'm really excited to relax and do pretty much nothing over break. But, alas, my productive side keeps on pestering me about actually doing something meaningful so I can actually have a good and atypical response when my friends ask me, "how was your break?" (as opposed to just "good, didn't do much")
So here are some of my ideas about how to keep your winter break semi-productive and fun!
1.) Catch up on some leisure reading. Whether the new Catching Fire or The Hobbit movie inspired you actually start reading the books themselves, winter break is an awesome time to fill your mind with some excitement and intellect.
2.) Pick up a new hobby. Instead of browsing the internet, do something new. Cook! Film and edit videos! Knit! Write creative stories! Play an instrument! Educate yourself about some obscure topic! These are just a few things that you can pick up over the break. It'll keep your occupied and make you feel accomplished. Personally, I started filming bits and pieces of my every day life over summer break and compiled it into one video, with music playing in the background and everything. It's an alternative to keeping a diary and is great for reminiscing on some memories.
3.) Go on a road trip with some friends. Why not? Just make sure that your friends and you have enough money for the trip and have at least a decent idea of what you'll be doing, etc.
4) Learn something new and profound about a close one. This can mean really sitting down with a relative and getting to know more about them through conversation. It can also mean talking to friends about meaningful topics that might give you a different perspective on things. It might not sound too appealing, but it's definitely worth a try.
5.) Give back. While the Holidays is always a happy season, it's important to share that Holiday cheer with others. Whether that means volunteering regularly at a shelter or participating in a one-day service event, there are tons of service events happening that are Holiday focused.
These are just some things that I can think of off the top of my head. Hope you all have a wonderful break filled with lots of laughter and blessings!