The bees are buzzing, the flowers are blooming, and the sun’s rays have wrapped their arms around us to defrost the winter. As the end of the second-semester approaches, spring break is rearing its head. With spring break looming around the corner, I’ve been thinking about ways to take advantage of this time. More specifically, I’ve been investing introspective stock into maximizing my productivity as a college student during this period. I have three ways in mind.

Venturing Into A New Environment

Changing your scenery is not only a great way to relieve yourself of the stress attached to your everyday surroundings but also a great way to expose yourself to other cultures. Visiting a new place doesn’t just have to be about relaxing; there’s so much you could learn. You may discover a new dish or the origins of that little-known indie band you love. You may come back home bustling with new valuable information for recreational use or applicable to real-life scenarios. 

Charity Work And Community Service

Giving back to the community will put equity into your conscience. Typically, making someone feel good makes you feel good. It’s an even exchange. Your heart is sufficiently warmed, while those you’ve helped are blessed with the service of willing people. Giving back in any way will help the community as a whole. You’ll inadvertently be giving back to yourself; even if it’s just with a good feeling and the satisfaction of lending a hand to another soul, you’ll still be making a difference. 

Get Back To Hobbies You Used To Enjoy

You could use this time to escape the mundane, rudimentary routine. Breathe life back into your daily activities with the ideas you once had. You could lure away any boredom or antsy feelings you may harbor with nostalgia bait. This could also help you get reacquainted with yourself by becoming more familiar with who you once were. You may also be rewarded with a feeling of accomplishment by mastering something you’ve tried before. 

I’m still contemplating and hopping between these ideas. They’re all productive and a great way to spend time if you want to keep busy this spring break. Did these suggestions spark any ideas? What are you doing for spring break? If you have any other ideas, let us know in the comments.

Zada Luby is a first-year student at Gwinnett Technical College; she’s a nursing major who loves art, nature and helping her community growFollow her interests and more here.