Living Well, Doing Well: How to Enjoy Spring Break

Living Well Doing Well: How to Enjoy Spring Break

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As the end of March approaches, Spring Break is right around the corner. For some people, it’s already started. For others, however, it’s not until the end of the month. Either way, it’s always essential that you make the best of your Spring Break. After all, one week goes by really fast.

Before you know it, you are crammed back into a car and headed home, the vacation over. If you spend all that time preparing, it’ll be over before you even know it. Generally speaking, what you do during your break, usually determines where you are at the moment.

For example, if you’re living at home, you might go out with your family. If you’re at college and live in another state away from home, however, you might not even visit your family. Regardless of where you’re at, what are some ways to make the best of your spring break? Overall, here are a few things to consider.

1. Plan Ahead of Time

Before even starting your break, you need to be planning ahead. Know where you’re going, what you’ll be eating, what you’ll be doing, and where you’ll be staying ahead of time. Spring Break is a time that many different people are traveling, so hotels and activities in popular destinations may fill up. You don’t want to risk not being able to find a place to stay or having your entire group get hangry because you can’t find a good restaurant that everyone can agree on.

Popular attractions and events, especially these days, may also sell at or reach capacity quickly. So if there’s something you have you heart set on doing, make sure to buy those tickets in advanced.

Aside from buying your tickets, planning also involves budgeting. After all, vacations can be expensive, and you don’t want to waste all your money or overspend on accident. If you’re going to be vacationing with your friends, then you should discuss it with them as well.

2. Don’t Focus on Schoolwork

I personally believe that teachers shouldn’t even assign homework during Spring Break, but alas, many of them still do. Spring Break should be a time to relax though, so I recommend not bringing the homework with you on vacation or picking one day of the break to focus on it so that the rest of the time can be spent relaxing.

If you want to truly enjoy your Spring Break, then you need to take the focus off of your work. Whether it’s a bunch of college assignments, or papers you have to grade for your students, you want to make the best of it by focusing on what you enjoy the most.

We live in an age where most people feel like they always have to be busy with something. Many times even when we don’t have a lot of work to accomplish, we try to occupy ourselves with chores or daily tasks. It’s all part of the work mentality we’ve adapted. By taking all focus off your other tasks, not only will you realize you don’t have to be busy all the time, but you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest.

3. Take Memorable Photos

Another way to enjoy your Spring Break to its fullest, make sure to take plenty of photos. Whether you’re going to a restaurant or are vacationing on the beach, taking photos will help you to preserve memories that can be looked back upon years later. Not to mention that if you don’t take photos, you’ll barely have anything to remember.

After all, what if ten years down the road, you and your family wanted to reminisce about vacations you’ve had together? If you haven’t taken any photos, you’ll only have faint memories to remember it.

However, there’s also a flip side to this. Don’t take so many photos that it’s all the vacation is about. I remember as a kid going places with my grandparents was awful because they would make us sit by every single zoo cage or interesting site and pose for like 20 pictures until they got the perfect shot. It was awful. We’d barely get to hang out and play by the time they were done taking the photos.

Vacations are about making memories first and foremost. Pictures can help remember these memories, but they should never be the sole focus. Even imperfect photos are enough to remember fond memories.

4. Use Social Media

Lastly, if you want to make the best of your Spring Break, make sure to use social media as well. Even after your break ends, why not share your events on Facebook or Twitter? It’s a great way to share your experiences with everyone who couldn’t make it. After all, why should you and your family be the only ones who knows how much fun you had? If nothing else, it should be a collective experience.

What’s your favorite Spring Break destination? Share with us in the comments below!