Things to Do Over Winter Break

Winter break is awesome. You get to be at home, celebrate the holidays, have some time off from school and more. But after the first few days, it can get a little boring. You can only go so long without doing anything until you go a bit stir crazy. That’s why I am sharing some ideas for things to do over winter break.

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Some of these things can be done from the comfort of your bedroom, but they can make the time go by a lot quicker.

Catch Up On Sleep

Now, granted, you shouldn’t do this every day. But most likely, you will be very tired after finals, and sleep is always a good idea. Since finals are over, you can sleep the night (or day) away without worrying about studying. Sleeping is one of the best things to do over winter break.

Learn Something New

Have you always wanted to learn a new language? How about learning how to make your favorite home cooked meal? Winter break is a great time to learn a new skill or hobby, because you probably won’t have much going on. You might have to work a little bit, but you wont have the stress of classes to take up your time.

Hang Out with Friends

Winter break is an awesome time to get together with friends from your hometown. Everyone will be back in town for the holidays, so it’s the perfect time to hang out with friends and catch up on their lives. You can also gossip about people at your school without the fear of it getting out. 🙂

Make Some Money

If you have a job back in your hometown, figure out if you can work there over your break. If not, you could also search for jobs in your neighborhood or online. Tell friends and family that you are looking for jobs. You could offer a snow shoveling service, help with housework or anything else you can think of. Online jobs are also an option, and you can even keep up with them once you are back at school.

Work On Your Resume

With all the extra time that you have, why don’t you do something to boost your resume? Whether that is finding a short term job or learning a new skill, the ideas above can all help to boost your resume.

You can also spend part of the break working on your resume so that you can be ready to apply for summer jobs in the near future.


The semester is finally over, and you are done with all of your assignments, papers and exams. Now, you can breathe! Don’t forget to take some time for yourself this month, because you deserve it.


So, what are your plans for winter break? Let me know in the comments. Also, be sure to read my previous post and follow me on Twitter (@HannahHaefele) so you don’t miss future updates!

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