Thanks to good old mother nature and it being the middle of winter, campus today has been graced (cursed?) with a snow day. Given the snow swirling outside my window, that wasn’t a bad decision, but that does mean I’m left on a mostly empty campus at a time when I don’t even have that much homework to do. That probably doesn’t seem like a bad thing to most people, but with the gym closed and no official practice and a mind that likes things to do, it definitely takes some work to get through days like this without pacing around my room, eating nonstop, and/or glaring at the walls.
So in honor of today, here are some tips on how to keep busy when the campus is closed.
- Work on a skill. This could be anything: Drawing, making bracelets, writing, playing an instrument, sewing, knitting, mastering that magic trick you’ve been working on since seventh grade, or even trying to successfully build card houses. As long as it passes time and can be considered “skill,” practice it.
- Hang out with friends. This is assuming there are friends in the area. Meet with them for meals, gather to watch movies, go outside to play in the snow, or even work on a skill together.
- Netflix. I have to include this on the list since there are plenty of people that will marathon watch entire seasons of shows just because the time just happens to be there.
- Read. Why? Because it’s fun. It’s something I do almost every day, which is unsurprising since I’m an English major, and will keep you occupied for a while. It could be a book, a magazine, the news…anything.
- Sleep. Catching up on some shut-eye is also a good idea if late nights and early mornings have been part of your schedule recently.
- Call Home. Family loves to hear from their college students, especially if you’re far from home or don’t go home very often. Parents would love a phone call, most grandparents would greatly enjoy it, and siblings might even appreciate the contact. You can also go the old-fashioned way and write letters home.
- Do homework. If it’s there and you have time, there’s no reason not to do it or perhaps even work ahead if you really need something to do.
Have a good day =).