Every other college kid dreams of having no classes on Friday; it’s the perfect schedule, honestly. You don’t have to get up early, and you can stay up as late as you want on Thursday. It sounds good until that one Friday comes around where there is absolutely nothing to do, then what are you left to do? If it’s warm out, you could explore but what about when it’s cold?
If you go to a small college like me, I promise you that there is absolutely nothing to do if you are broke, can’t drive, and too stubborn to go out in the cold. I’ve literally done nothing all day today except my homework. As encouraging as it is to do your homework, it’s not what I want to do on a Friday and because of that, I’ve compiled a list of things you could do instead of your homework.
Read a book.
I know, I know, how is it any better than homework? Think of it this way, you’re getting the opportunity to pick what to read and you’re doing it on your own terms. Doesn’t that make reading ten times better; to be able to do it on your own free will.
Watch a movie/binge watch Netflix.
Movies are always the go-to when there is nothing for me to do. It’s fun watching it by yourself, but getting together with a group of friends is even better. It’s okay to talk and joke while watching with your friends because if it’s the right group of friends, it’s not annoying but entertaining.
The Vampire Diaries
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Hang out with your friends.
I know that “me time” can be very special to some people, and it is very much needed from time to time especially if you’re living in the dorms, but seek out your friends every now and then. People aren’t joking when they say that these friends will last a lifetime. You’ll spend so much time with them, late nights and all, that as a result, you’ll build a bond so strong it’s scary.
Reenact your childhood.
Build a fort. No, seriously, build a fort with your friends. You’re never too old to play. It can range from playing board games, card games, marco-polo, or even hide and seek. I mean come on, if you’re living in a dorm, hide and seek will probably be the most exhilarating games ever.
Trust me when I say freshmen 15 is real. You don’t have to be outside to be active. Use your surroundings; run up and down the stairs, do lunges up and down the stairs, etc. Just use your imagination, grab a couple friends, and who knows, maybe working out will be fun.