Spring: What To D0

More by Libby Markham - 4/17

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fter a long and cold winter, spring is finally here. If you are looking for fun ways to break up the routine, or just ready for a pick-me-up to get you through the last months of the school year, take a look at some of the ideas below.

softball1) Clean your room and redecorate.

Are you sick of your room being messy or bland? Celebrate the warmer weather and summer vacation on its way by brightening up your room with some plants. If you don’t want to buy any plants, but still want to get ready for the spring, maybe just focus on organizing your room and your closet. Take out your warmer clothes and pack them away, and find your shorts and bathing suits from last summer. Throw away things you don’t need, and you’ll feel much more ready for the warmer weather.


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rugby2) Start up a workout routine

  1. With the weather on your side, it is much easier to be motivated to workout. Start small with jogs every other day, and work up to a routine that works for you. While being lazy is fun, getting in a bit of exercise is a great way to take advantage of spring and get healthy for summer break, which is coming faster than you know it.

 


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softball3) Go shopping at Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport, or other surrounding towns


It’s easy to forget how many stores and restaurants there are that are only around 15 minutes away. There are countless retail stores outside of Darien, which are stocking up for the warmer weather. Heading to these stores now will allow you to get your closet ready for the season ahead. For food, go to Rosie’s in New Canaan, Meli-Melo in Greenwich, or even head into New York City for even more options. Going to different stores and restaurants than usual will help you break up your normal routine, and allow you to try new things and maybe find something really like.    

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rugby4) Get a job.

 

  1. If you are need of some extra money for this summer, shopping, or just for the sake of having some extra cash, it’s always a good idea to find a reliable job. From babysitting to retail, there are countless options for high school students regardless of age. One good resource is the DHS Jobs Office, where students can sign up and see what jobs are available specifically for students


softball5) Have a spa day.


It’s never a bad idea to make some time for yourself to relax. With upcoming APs, stressful assignments, and the prom season quickly approaching, it’s important to unwind. It can be as simple as taking a bath and listening to music, to a full-blown spa routine including face masks and bath bombs. Just take an hour or two out of your busy schedule, and relax.

 

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softball6)Find a good book and read outside.

After months of gross weather, take advantage of sunnier days to go outside and get fresh air, and if you’re lucky, you can get a tan.


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softball7) Go on a hike.

You would be surprised how many hiking areas there are around us, some even as close as 30-45 minutes away. Get a group together, and add a speaker to listen to music, and you’ve got yourself an activity to last the whole day (or as long as you want).

 

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rugby8) Do that one thing you’ve been putting off that you really want (or need) to do.

  1. . Obviously, I don’t know what that is, but you do. Whatever you’ve been meaning to do, and just haven’t gotten to yet, this is your call to action. Get it done, and you will feel really accomplished and motivated once you finish it.

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softball9)Cook dinner for your family

While take-out is good, sometimes cooking at home can be really fun and also a good opportunity to try something new. Find a cookbook, or look online at something like BuzzFeed Tasty, and actually try to make it. Do it by yourself, or have your family chip in. While it sounds more like a chore than something you would want to do, cooking can be a great way to break up the routine, and you might actually enjoy it, but you won’t ever know to you try it out.

 

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rugby10) Take a group of friends to the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport.

  1. Currently open only on Saturday and Sundays, this 5 acre and 11 course “aerial forest park” is a perfect way to take a break from the routine of your everyday life at DHS. With zip lines and bridges, you will be entertained for hours. For ages 12 and older, a three-hour ticket is $53, making it pricier activity. April 1st marks the first day of their 2017 season, and they will be open everyday from April 10 through the 14, and April 17 through the 21st for spring break. Reservations are strongly recommend, so be sure to check out their website https://www.discoveryadventurepark.org/ for more information.


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