Teachers say: “Have a great break!”
Classmates say: “I’m going to be productive this winter break”
You say: “I’m just going to sleep in and eat cookies while watching TV all day”
You are not alone. The gloomy weather and time of the year makes it super hard to be motivated.
What other time in the year can you catch up on your favorite shows?
Or read all those books you put on order at the library?
Here are 5 ways to be lazy and productive before school starts again.
1) Set an alarm and do a free Youtube workout every morning.
This may seem daunting at first but doing this will give you energy for the rest of the day. Our favorite right now is the channel fitnessblender.
Start out slow with a 15 or 20 minute workout (kickboxing!!!!) then move on to the 30 or 40 minute workouts. If you are feeling extra motivated after a few days, try the 5 day workout challenge. You won’t regret it!
2) Download a learning app
Were you one of those classmates that bragged that they were going to learn something this winter break? Well, why not do it for real?
Want to learn to code? There’s an app for that. Learn HTML is a good start. The Hour of Code is another fun one to get started.
Want to learn a new language? There’s an app for that. Libraries subscribe to Mango Languages so that you don’t have to. Why not get those tax dollars to work?
Want to just exercise your mind? There’s an app for that. Lumosity is a popular one. It’s free and created by neuroscientists. What’s not to trust? Coursera or Khan Academy for educational lectures or TED for inspirational TED talks are awesome as well.
If you haven’t figured it out already (but we’re sure you did), there’s an app for anything. Just search for something you are interested, download it, try it out, and brag about your productivity to your friends!
3) Learn to cook!
Nothings worse than gaining the Freshman 15 or just the holiday gut. It means that cooking healthy during college is a necessity.
Watch TV and learn how to cook. There’s a huge variety of cooking shows on Netflix. After each entertainment TV show, watch a cooking show to say you are learning how to cook. Why not?
If that doesn’t work, there are amazing apps that teach you each step to cooking your new favorite meal. Nom Nom Paleo is a delicious choice.
4) Get an audiobook
Do you have to take the bus to work or to school? Maybe to that temporary holiday retail job that you just started? Well, make the commute worthwhile through audio ebooks! Buy them or get them at your local library.
Feeling a bit depressed? Get free therapy through listening to biographies of people who had to struggle to succeed. Mindy Kaling’s books are hilarious! Other popular ones are Amy Poehler’s Yes Please or B.J. Novak’s books.
5) Find a creative outlet
Better yet, use your creative outlet to create gifts for your friends and family. Learn to knit, crochet, sew, or just color! Coloring is a great way to decrease stress and have fun. Have you seen this awesome coloring book yet?
Color it, frame it, and give it away. What a better way to start off 2016.
Are you ready to be lazy productive now?
We certainly are!