It happens to everyone–
Winter term comes around and suddenly you fall into this hole of studying and homework, and for some reason it feels a million times harder to get out of bed in the morning. The weather is bleak, and you can’t seem to find that Fall term version of yourself any longer. There are ways to get yourself out of this seasonal slump!
If you are one of the very few who still has money to spend after christmas and winter break activities, the Salem Center and Lancaster Mall are great escapes for a few hours. Even if you are just window shopping, it gets you out of the house and moving around. Sometimes it is just nice to take a little step away from the stress of school or home.
For those of us ballin’ on a budget, I highly suggest heading over to Dallas and going to Starlite Lanes. Whether you are any good at bowling or not, it is truly a great time to sit back with friends and have a good time. On Sundays and Tuesdays starting at 6 p.m. all games and shoes are just $1 each! You can spend hours there listening to music and bowling with friends and walk out with just a few dollars paid. To me, it is the most cost efficient way to have fun around here this time of year.
There’s always the old standby– going to the movies. All of the greatest movies come out this time of year for a reason! Escape from the rainy weather for an hour or two, grab a friend or significant other (and some popcorn of course) and indulge yourself in a good movie.
If you don’t feel like leaving the house, I suggest trying out a new trend– adult coloring. It sounds a little cheesy, but it honestly is a great stress reliever, and honestly who doesn’t love to color?! They make the coloring books in all different designs, it really has the potential to be fun for everyone. Who says we’re too old to get together with our friends and do a little coloring? Just please, try to stay in the lines… (;
These are just a few ideas to brighten the dreary days of winter. Do you have anything that you like to do that you would like to suggest to others? Comment Below!