Who needs a break? Whether you’re a student or a parent, the answer was probably a resounding “ME!” Between the hustle and bustle of driving your kids to school every day, working long hours, volunteering with your community, juggling all your kids’ needs, and everything else on your plate, remaining sane and healthy can be challenging. But that’s why there are breaks. Below, we’ve come up with an easy checklist to help you prepare for Spring Break, whether you’re staying home or going away. The more prep, the better off you’ll be (even if you plan on sleeping for the majority of the break).
- Decide What You Want To Do: Don’t wait until the night before break starts. Have some goals, big or small, these will help make your week more productive and all the more meaningful. Whether you’re heading down to Florida or reorganizing the back shed or watching all the Star Wars movies, it’ll be nice to have some structure.
- Clean: If you’re going out of town, you’ll need to have your laundry done, and even if you’re enjoying a staycation, it will be nice to have the laundry out of the way so you can focus on watching movies or hiking your favorite trails. You’ll also appreciate cleaning your house a few days before you head out.
- Enjoy: Really take the time to relax. Forget about all the stressors of the “real world.” Life is short. It’s important to step away and let your mind wander and recharge.
- Do Something Memorable: Well this could be going to the Bahamas or it could be making the most amazing homemade pizza with your family. Whatever it is, take pictures so you can look back on the fun times.
- Do Something Meaningful: Whether you donate some of your clothes to a charity or you volunteer for a few hours at an animal shelter, giving back can be extremely rewarding and can make a fantastic trip even better.
Where are you going/doing this Spring Break? What are some of your go-too Spring Break Hacks?