With travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders in place, it’s likely your spring break plans have been canceled. Even if you hadn’t planned on traveling this month, you probably wish you at least had that option now.
The good news is that even though you’re stuck at home, you aren’t doomed to binge Netflix and scroll through Facebook (again) for entertainment. You can give yourself the spring break you so very much need and deserve with these ideas.
1. Take some time off
If you’ve recently transitioned to working from home, it can be tough to set boundaries and dedicate time to relaxing. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean your work is any easier. It might be even more stressful, especially if you have a partner or kids around all day, too.
With more time at home and nowhere to go, you might feel guilty taking time off right now. But doing so is crucial for your mental health. So if you’re fortunate enough to have some paid time off saved up, use it. Plan a long weekend or even a whole week to completely disengage from work responsibilities and relax.
2. Just add water
Though you should limit online orders for nonessential items as much as possible, we’ll give you a pass on this one: If you have a backyard, driveway or even a deck, consider turning your outdoor space into a mini oasis by adding an inflatable pool or slip n’ slide. Weather permitting, hanging out by the water will make your spring break feel much more, well, springy. It’s a nice way to spend some time outside without breaking any stay-at-home orders (especially when paired with a glass of rosé and a good book).
3. Host a film festival
Whether you’re social distancing solo or with the whole family, a movie marathon is a great way to relax and mentally escape to another world. Check out the latest blockbusters (many movies have been released for home viewing early) or pick some of your favorite classics. You can also coordinate themes, such as action or...