Overcoming the Spring Break Slump

Spring Break: the time for people to jetset around the world, inhabiting foreign beaches and countries for a week. If you’re someone who’s going back home for the week, sometimes it can feel like you’re missing out because you aren’t going to a tropical location. Valley has the key to help you make the most out of a spring break spent at home.

You get to spend time with your loved ones.

Although it may seem cliché, going home for spring break means that you get to see your family and pets again, after missing each other and spending weeks apart. Unless you’re going to the beach or going on a tropical vacation with your family, you might not even get to see them all week, if you did travel somewhere exotic.

Valley knows that relaxing on a nice, warm beach would be an amazing feeling after all of the stress of the semester, but going home and spending time with your parents, siblings, and pets is just as relaxing, if not more. Yes, the weather might be colder, but that means you can cozy up by the fireplace under a blanket, with a mug of hot cocoa, surrounded by the people who love you the most.

You can go on adventures and take tons of artsy, Instagram-worthy pictures.

Going home for spring break also gives you the opportunity to explore your own hometown. You can spend your time during break discovering many of the hidden gems of your community and searching to find your new favorite spot. You can try new foods, buy new clothes, and meet new people, all at places you wouldn’t have known about if you hadn’t come home for break and discovered them.

On a similar note, you can also drag your friends along and find new, amazingly stunning places to take artsy, Insta-worthy pictures, during your adventures through your hometown over break.

You can finally take the time to breathe.

Last but certainly not least, coming home for break, to your own house and own room, makes it so much easier to unwind after the amount of schoolwork you completed in the past few weeks. You can sleep in your own comfy bed, rather than one in a hotel room, and you’re able to — for the most part — sleep as much as you need.

Freshman Kaitlyn Strubel says, “It’s really nice to just get away from campus and relax at home before finals swing in.”

You can be as lazy or as productive as you want while you’re at home, and you can fill your schedule as much or as little as you’d like, without feeling guilty. Overall, you have a little more freedom while at home because you can easily choose between going out or just staying in bed all day.

No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing for spring break, make good choices, lookout for others, and have an amazing time!