Winter break is probably the best thing your school does for you, other than the whole gives you an education and prepares you for life thing. For about a month after finals, you are left to your own devices, and get to do whatever you want. On top of that, there’s holidays! Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, these all happen during the the time off you have from school, right before you have to go back to the grind of papers, class, and all nighters. For some of us lucky people, we have the chance to travel during the month off we have from school. For most of us though, it’s a universal routine for all of us who are stuck in our home state instead of off to an exciting city for the next few weeks. Here are some of the things that we can all do, no matter where ever we call home over winter break. Some might seem mediocre, but ultimate relaxation isn’t always a bad thing.

At first you get home you’re like…


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But you can sleep all day, and stay up all night.


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Drink on any day of the week, without worrying about class the next morning.


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Netflix binging.


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Eat home cooked, honest meals, unlike those imposter meals at school.


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But that still won’t stop you from getting Taco Bell at 2 A.M.


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Try a new recipe, or pick up a new hobby.  I picked up baking one year.

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Do some family bonding.


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Did I mention, sleep?


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You can finally focus on holiday fun and really get in the spirit.


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Get some exercise.


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Or, you know, don’t.


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Hang out with friends you haven’t seen in forever and miss when you’re away.


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You see some people from high school that you were hoping to never see again, but act cool about it and make your peace.


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Go on joy rides with your buddies!

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Get a part time job to pay off some of those student loans.


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Update your wardrobe or go for a new look if you feel like you want to make that change.


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And your parents are all over you about what time you get home and what you’re doing again for the first time in months…


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But then you remember you get unlimited lying in bed doing nothing time.


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 What is your favorite thing to do over Winter Break if you can’t travel?

Rebecca is (secretly Linda Belcher) a senior at Iona College, studying Mass Communications. She loves to travel, coffee, and her dog. Fan of boy bands, big hair, and everything bagels. Professional shade thrower and wearer of beanies.


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