This year, not all of us will be able to travel for spring
break. If your family has something terrific planned, enjoy yourself and think of the rest of us who are stuck at home. If youíre like me and are enjoying your time off without white sandy beaches or glistening ski slopes, donít lose heart. There are plenty of other things you can do to have fun this spring break.
Have a Spring Fling
Have a crush on a boy your friends donít know about? Why not call him up and ask him out while everyone else is out of town. The two of you can spend the week together watching movies, getting to know each other and having adventures in your hometown without the pressure of daily reports to your well-meaning friends or trying to balance your new romance with school work.
Without any homework or other obligations, there is nothing stopping you from hopping online to play your favorite games or read up on your favorite websites. Watch old episodes of your favorite shows online and listen to new music. Spend hours safely surfing the web and building up your various profiles
and pages. When your friends get back they can all be impressed with how great your stuff looks online.
Video Game Madness
Some of the best video games
take hours to play well. If you have a favorite role playing game or strategy sequence you never seem to have time to beat, this is your perfect opportunity. Throw some pillows on the floor and grab the Xbox. When you little brother comes over with his friends, tell him to get lost Ė you have a virtual world to save.
There are often a lot of community service projects that occur during spring break. See what your local churches and community centers are doing this spring break and tag along. Visit nursing homes, fix up homes for the elderly and play with children who need extra attention. Work in the local soup kitchen or just volunteer to help out at your parentís office for a week. Giving your time and energy to a worthy cause feels great.
Letís face it Ė the last few months of school are endless. Plus there are so many fun field trips to look forward in and amongst tests and projects you donít want to even have to think about doing extra work then. So why not do it now? Think about it. If you know you have to read Jane Eyre before May, would you rather read it now when youíd just be watching television or read it in April when youíll be swamped with other projects and upcoming tests? Get it out of the way now so you have less stress then.
Teens are notoriously sleep deprived. If youíre getting less than nine or ten hours of sleep every night, you could probably do with some serious rest. Designate one day out of your vacation (probably one of the first ones) to just sleep all day. Go to bed early and sleep as late as you can. Grab some breakfast and go back to bed for as many naps as you want. Your body needs rest, so tell your mom youíre improving your health when she comes and pounds at your door to tell you to get up. Surely she wants you to be healthy.