With Spring Break just around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to make you all a blog on how to have a great spring break. Now I know, school and work takes so much out of you that you just want to sleep most of your free time but don’t fall into the slump of sleeping for 120 hours wasting away in your bed. Make the best of your spring break. Here are some tips for the general college, high school, middle school and elementary school student for having a fun filled break.


I know the sun is the enemy and your bed is your prince charming but sleeping so much will make your sleeping schedule wonky. Try setting a goal of waking up before 10:30 a.m. every morning. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule will give you the extra sleep you need without killing your normal sleeping schedule.

Hint: Maybe take one day out of the week to have a comfy day. Stay in bed and watch movies and eat junk food.

Step 2: Learn how to cook

Food is life. Take the opportunity of free time and learn a new recipe. Bake some cookies, lemon bars, a cake or even rice crispy treats. Learning something new is always a great way to spend time and why not spend time eating.

Hint: If you really hate cooking, try out a new restaurant instead.

Step 3: Spend time outside

Go for a walk, wash your car, jump rope, go swimming, play tag, go to the park. Do something that requires you to be out in the sun. The sun in general makes anyone's mood happier. Depending on when your spring break, the temperatures could be pretty chilly. For colder weather, try doing something more active to keep you warmer.

Hint: If working out just isn’t your thing, take some time to sit outside and drink some lemonade.

Step 4: Go shopping

I am a shopaholic and I am proud to say it. Shopping is a great way to get out of the house and take some time to get something that you want or need. It is also a great work out. Walking around the mall can help work up a sweat, but don’t be tempted to buy yourself some of that mall food.

Hint: EAT BEFORE GOING because I know I want a pretzel and you better believe that’s something I will buy.

Step 5: Don’t work too much

Money is nice but life is about experiences not the amount of money that's in your wallet. Now, don’t go home and say, “Kacey told me to not to work,” because work is good just not too much. You won’t have a spring break if you work all seven days you are off.

Hint: Green is not the new pink.

Step 6: Check out a book

See if you can find yourself a book at your local library. Reading for 30 minutes a day can help you stay in the education vibe and also gives you a reason not to turn on the tv.


Pretend it’s the early 90s and go outside. Enough said.

Step 8: Take pictures

The best way to make the best of your spring break is to take pictures of everything you do. Try to take 3 pictures a day and make a collage on the last day of your spring break. Capturing your memories gives your the opportunity to get crafty and helps you to always remember spring break 2018.

I plan on doing step 8 and making a new blog about my Spring Break that is coming up. Try using some of these steps to help you make the best of your free time. The activities you can do at any age are endless. So, drop the video game remote and start making some memories.

KACEY NICHOLS is a blogger for The Vidette. Any questions or comments concerning her blog can be sent to knicho5@ilstu.edu

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