Spring Break “Staycation” Ideas

Bummed you’re not going to be catching some rays, sand between your toes, on the beach this Spring Break?!

Don’t fret, Spring Break doesn’t have to be filled with tropical destinations and action-packed adventures to be extraordinary. You can still make most of your Spring Break from wherever you may be. Here are some things you can do this break to keep you feeling fresh, entertained and fulfilled.

Spring Clean and Organize

Spring Cleaning is a classic tradition that comes with the death of gloomy winter, the blooming of flowers and the budding of trees. Out with the old, in with the new. Even if you are visiting your hometown with many of your belongings at school, freshen up your room at home. Purge your things and remove any clutter you don’t need. Start by sorting your belongings as trash, give-away or keep. Be diligent in asking yourself if you really need this item. This not only feels extremely freeing, and it can do wonders in freshening up a space. Wipe down, sweep and freshen up the space to your liking. Treat yourself to a few items that could freshen up your room as well, such as a new candle, art piece or plant. 

Refresh and Recharge

Just because you aren’t in a luxury location doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to treat yourself. Make yourself a mini spa or self-care day, filled with whatever makes you feel glowy and rested. You deserve it. This could mean just spending the day eating your favorite meals and watching movies, or making your own face masks and lips scrubs. Whatever self-care means to you.

Learn Something New

Learning doesn’t always need to be for school purposes. Why not take this time to dedicate to a skill you are passionate about or that you always wanted to do?! Pick up that guitar that’s been sitting in the corner of your room or open the language app that you downloaded and never used. This can not only keep you occupied; it can be extremely rewarding.

Pick a Unique Dining Experience (Or be a Chef for the Day!)

Pick a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try, or maybe even a restaurant you wouldn’t normally try. Ask a group of friends or a family member to join you. Dress up if you’d like. This special outing can keep your break entertaining and memorable. Don’t feel like going out? Cook a meal or dessert that you love or always wanted to try. This can be an exciting and interesting challenge that you can do solo or with family and friends.

Digitally Disconnect for a Day

It is extremely freeing to disconnect from electronics (or simply your phone) and enjoy the other things in life, undistracted. Test this experiment on a day of your choosing and see how you feel. Notice how mindful you can be without electronics as a distraction. Go be active, hang out with friends or dive into a hobby.

Read that Book/ Do That Thing You’ve Always Meant to Do!

Have a book collecting dust on your shelf you’ve been meaning to read? A pair of pants you said you always wanted to hem?  A shelf you’ve always wanted to paint? This is your time to do it! It can seem daunting to begin a task you have put off for so long, so break it down. Pick out a certain time each day to do this task or draw out how you will accomplish it. This will make you more motivated to finally do the dang thing. 

Get Outside

Connecting with nature and exploring the outdoors is a great way to clear your mind and relax. Go for a walk at a local park in your area, find a hiking trail nearby, or go lounge in your own backyard. This will make you feel rested, recharged and ready to take on the rest of the semester.

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing Spring Break from all of us here at Campus Cooks!