How to Beat the Winter Blues During Break

It’s cold outside. Your bed is comfortable. There are no obligations to worry about. So why get up? Binge-watching your favorite show while eating all the food you can seems like the best activity to do. If this is you, you probably have the winter blues. While it is great to relax and finally have time to yourself without the stress, it is important to keep yourself preoccupied elsewhere before going back to school. Here are some simple ideas to stay motivated and beat the winter blues during break!

Beat the Winter Blues During Break by Getting a Job

Beat the Winter Blues During Break
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The best way to maintain a routine is obtaining a winter job. Many places are willing to hire students for the winter or hire you back if you previously worked with an employer. Additionally, you could always take up babysitting or pet sitting! Not only will you be on a schedule again, but making some money before going back to school is always good as well. The money you received for the holidays aren’t going to last forever!

Beat the Winter Blues During Break by Enrolling in a Course

Beat the Winter Blues During Break
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Another suggestion to stay driven is to apply for a winter course. This is an excellent opportunity to stay on track with school and get ahead with your degree. Whether it’s taken place in a classroom or online, you will continuously be busy and responsible with work until you go back. We recommend it in the future to keep yourself focused!

Beat the Winter Blues During Break by Exercising

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It’s never too early to start working for that summer body. With excess free time, you can finally join a gym for a month and get yourself into shape. Then again, you don’t even have to spend money to workout. Completing exercises right at home from the internet or TV is a quick and easy way to get in your daily routine. Going on a nice run or walk will get yourself more interested in going outside. You can even bring your friends or dogs along with you!

Beat the Winter Blues During Break by Reading

Beat the Winter Blues During Break
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You don’t have to read your tiresome textbooks this winter, but at least pick up another good book to read. Reading can be very entertaining if you find a genre you’re interested in, and can occupy a lot of time to make the break go by. It is also the finest method to keep your mind stimulated and your reading skills intact. Getting pulled into a fascinating book is one of the best feelings, especially when you never want to put it down! Some of our favorite books are A Beautiful Disaster, The Fault in Our Stars, and Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Beat the Winter Blues During Break by Going on a Trip

Beat the Winter Blues During Break
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What better way to spend a break than to go on a trip? Whether it’s just a day trip, a road trip, or a prolonged vacation, it’s the right amount of time off to go away. We all deserve to clear our minds after a stressful semester and go to a place with no worries. Go somewhere warm for the beach or cold for skiing! The decision is up to you.

What are you waiting for? Get off your computer or phone and turn this winter break blues into something new! Show us how you beat the winter blues during break by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY, Snapchat @Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun vlogs @FavianaNYC!

xoxo,

Gina

Gina Gargiulo

Marketing Assistant

Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.

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