Winter break is a time where high school students have the opportunity to have a great time. There’s no worry about tests, school, or waking up early, and everything seems like it’s going to be great. Unfortunately, students can often slump into a routine of sleeping in late, doing little during the day, and wasting a whole lot of time watching TV and playing video games. For many students this is a big problem and though it may be fun for a few days, it can eat up most of your vacation rather quickly.
By following these simple tips, you can use your winter break to its max, squeezing every last bit of fun and relaxation out of it:
1. Plan activities ahead of time
One of the biggest problems during winter break for many high school students is the absence of things to do. If you are a high school student during winter break and you have nothing planned for the day, there is a good chance that you will not do anything that day. Try talking to your friends ahead of time during the school year and plan out some fun activities to do. Then connect with them by either calling, texting, or sending a message on facebook to do something fun such as play a sport, go to the movies, or just hang out at someone’s house.
2. Do things with friends
By doing things with other people, you are making it more likely that you will create lasting memories that you can treasure and enjoy. Think about your best memories… how many of them were by yourself? Using facebook or any other means possible, get your friends out to do things with you, as it will make your vacation a whole lot more enjoyable.
3. Set a schedule
Oftentimes, students start winter break and immediately start staying and sleeping in extremely late. Although this is appealing and is not harmful the first few days, the changing schedule will make your sleep less productive. By having less productive sleep, you are sleeping more than necessary and not gaining at all from the hours wasted. By creating a schedule, you will feel more rested throughout the day and have more hours to do things that you want to do.
4. Get a job
Sometimes, getting a quick job is a great idea for students looking to make an extra buck or two. Depending on where you live, there are a variety of winter break jobs that are good for high school students. First, you could wait tables at local restaurant that are experiencing an influx of people during the winter. Also, you can shovel snow out of people drive ways for a small fee. There are plenty of opportunities and if you want a winter break job, you just have to keep your eyes open.
In the end, the trick to having a good winter break is all about knowing your own personality. Are you someone who likes to keep up your studies and make your winter break as productive as possible? Maybe you’re someone who likes to spend your time relaxing and lazily soaking up your vacation time? Whatever kind of winter breaker you may be, by finding your own break style and following it, you are sure to have a successful winter break.