6 Ways to Make the Most of Spring Break at Home

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Even though the weather might not be the best indication (The east coast has had a particularly harsh winter!), Spring Break is right around the corner. And while some of you will be jetting off to beaches and wearing bikinis, I know a lot of you, like myself, will also be home for Spring Break. But just because you won't be tanning by day and clubbing by night, that doesn't mean you won't still be able to have a fabulous Spring Break!

Catch up on sleep! Get yourself organized! Enjoy having nothing to do for an entire week! Spring Break is like a nice little, mid-semester time out. So use it to your advantage, and make the most of your week without plans. Here are six ways to make the most of your at-home Spring Break.

1. Cross some things off your to-do list.

We all have that list of stuff to get done that's always at the back of our minds, but that we never actually manage to get to. These to-do items always seem to get pushed aside because you have so much else going on. Well, now you don't. So start tackling those tasks, whatever they may be! It'll feel really good to get them done, and you'll be getting ahead for the long-term!

2. Read a book.

Whether it be a current bestseller, a childhood favorite, or something you started for class and never finished, just pick up a book and start reading. Lose yourself in another world for a little while and revel in the accomplishment you'll feel after you've completed it. Bonus points if you don't use a kindle/e-reader/nook!

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3. Try a new recipe.

For those of you that are skilled in the kitchen, turn on the Food Network and start cooking! Watching shows like The Best Thing I Ever Ate and Throw Down With Bobby Flay are inspiration enough. You can also check out food blogs like Smitten Kitchen and Gourmet or Gourmand for more ideas and recipes to try! I can barely use a spatula but even I'm excited to try something new over break.

4. Spend some time with your family.

If you're home for the break, make sure to schedule in some quality family time, whether it's taking your little sister out for ice cream, having dinner with your grandparents, or participating in a good old fashioned family game night. You may not necessarily be happy to be home for Spring Break, but I bet your family will be happy to have you, so enjoy their company while you have the chance.

5. Make plans for the summer.

You may not have been able to go away for Spring Break, but maybe you'll be able to plan a vacation for summer break, whether that be a trip to Thailand, or a weekend at the beach. Start planning and start saving now, and you'll have something to look forward to.

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6. Pamper yourself a little.

Spring Break is an excellent time to indulge in all those beauty rituals you never have time for during the semester. Get your hair trimmed. Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure. Or splurge on a massage. Whatever you do, make sure its something that relaxes you. Then get some sleep and make sure to recharge so you’re stress-free and full of energy once you're back at school.

What do you think?

How do you plan on spending your Spring Break? Are you going away, staying on campus, or heading home? Leave a comment and let me know!