Don’t be Bored on Spring Break!
Don’t be Bored on Spring Break!
SPRING BREAK IS ALMOST HERE! I’m sure you are all excited, because I know I am. One week all to yourself. No more waking up at 6:30 A.M. to the sound of that obnoxious alarm clock. No more classes or homework for some… (I have tons of homework, actually-- hopefully you are luckier than me!). And most importantly, no more stressing over papers or tests.
Nevertheless, we are all found guilty of this at some point in our lives: we rejoice the fact that we get to get a week off and don’t have to go to school, but a few days into Spring Break, we find ourselves wishing we were in school because staying home all day is “boring!”
So here are some of my suggestions to overcome a bad case of boredom during Spring Break…
1. Plan a road trip!
Spring Break is the opportunity to check out that dream vacation spot you have been raving about all these months. It does not have be out of the country or even the state-- just find somewhere interesting a few hours away. A minivan packed with your family or friends, your favorite snacks and a compiled “Road Trip Mixtape” will definitely make your Spring Break memorable.
2. Do some volunteering!
If going on a road trip isn’t your cup of tea, then I suggest you seek out volunteer opportunities to occupy your Spring Break. Public libraries, animal shelters, local food banks and clinics often welcome anyone from high school students to adults to lend a hand. Not only is it a great way to start earning community service hours, but it’s an opportunity for you to meet and connect with your community members who you might not meet otherwise.
3. Stay fit!
Staying fit does not always mean running outside or lifting weights in a gym, but staying active during Spring Break will decrease the chance of you getting bored. Go hiking, bicycling, beaching, playing basketball or beach volleyball with your friends-- just find a way to break a sweat!
4. Conquer a fear!
Turn your ordinary Spring Break into an extraordinary one by conquering a fear of yours… it can be anything! It can be as simple as asking your crush to go see a movie over the Spring Break-- what is the worst that can happen, they say no? (If that is the case, a week of not seeing each other will definitely make you and your crush forget all about it. Trust!) Whatever you do, find a way to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new.
One final tip: use sunblock!
If you are planning to spend 90% of your Spring Break outdoors, do not forget to slather yourself with sunblock! An SPF of 15 or higher will help protect you from a nasty sunburn while you spend time outdoors with friends and family.
Whatever you do this Spring Break, be sure to find time to relax, recharge, and have fun!
Sreymich lives in sunny side California and attends John Marshall High School as a junior. Currently she is going through a phase of discovering her passion. From interning for Tomas O’Grady City Council Campaign to volunteering at her local hospital and now writing for Her Culture blog, Sreymich's interests vary across a wide spectrum and she loves it! Sreymich has been on my school volleyball team for two years now where she has a love-hate relationship with the sport. When Sreymich is not studying for the SAT, she loves hiking, going to the beach (even though she can't swim), is slightly addicted to watching Youtube vlogs, and strumming obnoxiously on her ukulele. Carbs (bread, cookies, muffins, all kinds!) makes Sreymich happy, but so does staying fit. After high school, she hopes to do something great and give back; travel and go zip lining through the Amazon Rainforest.