How To Survive A Month-Long Winter Break

Okay, so having a month off from school (5 weeks to be exact) might seem like a dream come true. But, I’m starting to think about how much I’ll miss being away from Toronto and Ryerson for that long. I realize I’m going to have to take some steps to make sure I don’t go crazy over winter break. Here’s what I came up with!

1. Take a few days to be as lazy as possible

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I’ve been going full speed for about a month now, so I’ll be requiring a few days of nothing but eating, sleeping, and relaxing. I’m a firm believer that having a significant period of lazyness after a busy semester is the only way we can heal. I know my winter break won’t be complete without some hard core chilling.

2. Get things done 

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When I say get things done, I really mean watch those shows and movies you’ve been meaning to watch, read those amazing books that have been piling up, and basically do all those fun things you haven’t been able to during the busy semester. I’ve gone through winter break being lazy without purpose and coming out feeling like I didn’t get to enjoy the things I really wanted to enjoy. It’s a good idea to make a list of all the entertainment you want to get through!

3. Stay busy – to a certain extent 

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I already know I’ll find myself getting bored at home after a while of doing nothing, so I have to remind myself to plan fun outings with friends and family to avoid this. But I don’t want to be so busy that I’ll be stressed out and won’t get to relax. Doing a lot of nothing it still important! Finding that perfect balance between boredom and excitement is key, friends.

4. Eat well

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Living on your own and cooking your own meals while you’re in school can be a struggle if you’re a mess of a person like me. Seriously, I’m terrible at buying groceries and preparing food for myself. Being at home will be a nice break from having to cook all on my own. I’ve already made a list of delicious meals I want to make with my family, which will hopefully (let’s be real probably not) rub off on me next semester!

5. Take advantage of the holiday season!

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I love to do fun winter activities with my friends. We toboggan, go skating, have snow ball fights, and enjoy the beauty of winter. Before long we’ll be back at school and be too preoccupied to enjoy the winter season, so it’s important to take the time to do these types of activities while you have the chance!

And that’s pretty much all I’m going to be doing over the winter break. I can’t wait to take a much needed break from school work and focus on relaxing and spending time with the people I love. I hope you all have a wonderful break and I’ll see you in the new year!

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