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The days just seem to be dragging, and the sun doesn’t seem to want to hang around too long. However, the end of the tunnel is near. We’ve turned the corner into March this week, and with March comes a special occurrence: Spring Break!

Everyone has their different opinions about what makes a good Spring Break. Some people think Spring Break has to be about the hottest vacation or the best resorts with endless hours of sun and parties. For others, Spring Break is an opportune time to be able to take a step back and reenergize your batteries after the long days of second semester blues.

Regardless of what people believe about Spring Break, it can be the perfect opportunity to focus on you, while also finding exciting ways to have fun. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t afford a week-long vacation; there are plenty of ways to keep busy while having fun at home.

1. It’s the perfect time to get your creative juices flowing! Find a project and stick with it. Reference your ideas on your Pinterest board; you’ll have extra time to work on that craft or design project you’ve been meaning to, not to mention it’s a great stress reliever.

2. If you’re someone who would rather sit and enjoy their days lounging in pajamas, then try and find a new series on Netflix. (Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good Netflix binge?) If you’re up for it, find a good book and relax. A lot of times, students never have the time to read a book of their choice, so break is the perfect time to do so.

3. If weather permits (and who knows with Illinois), plan a walk or bike outside. Exercising is a great way to stay entertained while also getting yourself up and moving. A long bike ride can take up an afternoon and is a great way to explore new things in your hometown.

Regardless of your Spring Break style, it’s all about doing whatever is most pleasurable to you and is suited for your needs. The time is now. Spring has sprung.

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