How to make use of a snow day (or any day off from school)
By Rav Kaur
In honor of the two snow days we unexpectedly received, I was motivated to write this article.
1. Wake up at a reasonable time. Allow yourself to sleep in, but not to the point where you are waking up at noon and skipping breakfast and going straight to lunch. Sleeping in too late will mess up your schedule, and cause you to feel overtired.
2. Do some homework. I know, no one wants to think about homework on a snow day or a day off, but putting away distractions and doing homework for an hour is good. It helps you get ahead in classes so you can take some work out of a packed school day. Also, it will make you feel accomplished.
3. Clean anything that needs to be cleaned. Many times, I will sit at home and be bored out of my mind on days off. Cleaning/Sorting things helps keep your hands busy and keeps you away from watching too much TV. Also, it helps you feel like you accomplished something. Just turn on the radio and jam out to your favorite songs as you move things around.
4. Watch some TV! I don’t know about you, but on a regular school day I don’t have time to watch my favorite show. Watching TV on a day off helps you relax. However, binge watching is not good. Restrain yourself to one or two episodes or maybe a movie, but that should be it.
5. Indulge in a hobby! Doing whatever you like for a little bit can be very relaxing. Whether it is drawing, reading, playing a sport, cubing, or crafting, it is sure to help you feel productive.
6. Hang out with your friends. Many times, you may not be able to see all your friends at school. Ask your parents to drive you to a friends house if the outside conditions are not too bad, or walk if they live near you. Hanging out with friends is a classic way to spend your time on a snow day/day off.
7. Spend time with your family. If you have siblings, it means they will be off from school too, so you can spend quality time that you may not have everyday with them. Also, if it is a really bad snow day, sometimes parents don’t have work. If everyone is home, organize a family game or activity to double the fun.
8. Try cooking something new. With all this extra time on your hands, what better to do with it than to try out some tasty treats? Who knows, maybe they will actually turn out yummy!