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3 Ways to Combat Winter Break Boredom

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Winter break is just within grasp. Many of you are wrapping up finals and getting ready to come home for the holidays if you are not already back yet. The holiday season brings such excitement and fun, but it can also have its dull moments too. Although sleep seems so tempting, there are other things you can do to keep busy before the holidays start. These activities are low-cost, which can be especially helpful for those of you who just depleted your bank accounts, buying snacks during finals period or scouring the entire mall for presents. 

1. MOVIE MARATHON

Winter break is just within grasp. Many of you are wrapping up finals and getting ready to come home for the holidays if you are not already back yet. The holiday season brings such excitement and fun, but it can also have its dull moments too. Although sleep seems so tempting, there are other things you can do to keep busy before the holidays start. These activities are low-cost, which can be especially helpful for those of you who just depleted your bank accounts, buying snacks during finals period or scouring the entire mall for presents. 

2. COOK

For some people, cooking or baking can be a daunting task, but preparing a meal is one of the most creative and fun activities ever. Go online and look up a simple recipe, flip through a cookbook, or create your meal. If you use a recipe, try to tweak it a little bit and make it your own. Use ingredients you already have in your house (but double-check that mom doesn't need those for dinner). Then, start your creation! Be sure to record your steps, so that if your food turns out fabulous, you have the recipe handy for the next time you may need it.
 

3. READ A BOOK

Unfortunately, during the school year, many of us do not have time to read for pleasure anymore. During your vacations is a perfect time to read a good book. Reading will help to keep you intellectually stimulated so you will feel somewhat ready for spring semester when January rolls around. Do not just pick up any book, lookup NY Times Best sellers, ask your friends for recommendations or go window-shopping at the bookstore. Then borrow the books at your local library. Cuddling up with a good book is great way to spend a boring afternoon.
 
What are some fun and inexpensive things you do during winter vacation? 

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