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Relax It Up

This spring break you need to unwind and rejuvenate. Maybe you want to slow things down and de-stress or just have some time to yourself. Your idea of a real spring break is having the chance to breath a little. You need to set your to do list down and just enjoy some moments of total peace. Take a yoga class, curl up with a great book, get a facial or massage, or take a nap. Whatever it is, make your goal of total relaxation your reality.

Play Catch Up
We all know how good it feels to be on top of our academics, so use this week of freedom to make the rest of your semester way easier. Get ahead on assignments, or catch up on things you’ve missed. Do your work in cool and relaxing places. Read at Chautauqua, sit at a café on the 16th street mall in Denver, or take work with you on your flight or epic road trip.

Nothing Like Home Cookin’
A hectic schedule often means that students sacrifice cooking time in order to get work done, or grab some extra Z’s. Cooking at home, and enjoying delicious food can be a great way to relax. Try your hand at baking muffins, or get out that spice rack and invest in a cookbook. You could even make big dishes, and invite friends over for a dinner party, or freeze some of what you make so once school starts, you have delicious home cooking to get you through those busy, frenzied days.

Invest in yourself!
Use some of your break to listen to your body and give it what it needs to relax. Sleep in late to recover from those late-night study sessions, get a massage to work out the knots from too much computer use. You could even explore new methods of relaxation like acupuncture, ayurveda, or rolfing. If exercising helps you to relax, then take a few yoga or aerobics classes to move to active rejuvenation.

Hit Up Your Friends
Relax with people you care about! Call your friends for a pick-up game of basketball or a poker night. Transform a study group into a trivia team, or invite people over to watch a movie, or cheer on your favorite sports team. Hang-out in groups and go on spontaneous adventures, celebrate a week off with friends!