It’s that time of the year when the jingles can be heard from the far corner of the street. People are stuck between mix – matched layers of clothing, wearing turtleneck sweaters paired up with terracotta pajamas because really who cares? Stuffed in their beds or slaying the couch potato tag, students are feeling the festive vibe of the season. Christmas is not so far and is tagging along with the adrenalin of New Year along with it. This is the time where we break all rules, put out the ‘Hibernating for the rest of the winter’ sign and enjoy the twinkling lights brought up in this month. As a student who resides in a far away state, staying in university during this time of the year have its perks. Don’t stress if you are unable to travel to your family for the festivals or missed meeting your farfetched relatives, here are 5 things that you can do to have the best holiday vacation even when you’re staying in the university.

‘Tis The Season

  1. Get smarter

Since you have got a lot of time on your hands, it’s a great time to hone in on your skills and make them sharp enough to poke your competitors. There are hundreds of home-based courses, internships; work experience programmes that will help you kill time in a productive manner. Some of the online platforms such as edx, Alison, Internshala etc. provide courses specifically for this duration where you can learn anything for free.

  1. Become the next big vagabond

Got a passion for traveling? Love to explore cultures and taste exotic flavors unknown to your taste buds? Get up and get backpacking in the Northeastern Valleys of India. The University location is very much favorable for travelers to catch instant flights, trains or buses to snow peaking hill stations such as Kasol, Manali, McLeodganj or visit the historic marks of Punjab in Nakodar, Patiala, Amritsar, Ludhiana etc. Blog it, vlog it, publish it and become the next big sensation.

  1. Hit the Gym, hard!

When you step into the jumbled up college cycle, excuses started tumbling off for not putting in enough hours in the gym. But now you don’t have the revolving lectures or piled up a stack of assignments. Shape up yourself, hit that aim you had set before slacking off to college routine and get yourself to fit into that clothing you bought but couldn’t show up in even once.

  1. Volunteer

It is very important to do things for yourself and put in me hours but what is more important than that is helping in a cause for others. There is an abundance of opportunities that can support not single lives but entire families and communities. Devote your precious time to such a deed and you’ll realize your holidays couldn’t have been spent any better.

  1. Lay back and hibernate, literally!

Gather up your pending list of TV shows, fill the bowls with popcorns, cozy up in fuzzy blankets and just do nothing. Snoozing off the winters gives your body the time to relax and escape from the chaos. A much-needed downtime for your body can be made fun with endless movies and vibrant readings for all of the season.

‘Tis The Season

The university also has arrangements for leisure activities such as a pool in The Cue Lounge, bowling in The Bowling Alley or video gaming in The Uni Centre. So haul up your lazy self and get busy this holiday season!