Baby It’s Cold Outside! What Should I Do?

With winter in Poughkeepsie upon us, the likelihood of snow changed from once a month to once a week. With the falling snow comes the possibility of classes being cancelled. Instead of just sitting in your room, here are five things you can do in your dorm to make most of your snow day!

  1. Build A Fort!


It’s time to take off all of your sheets and create the fort of your childhood dreams! Just put one sheet over the top of your twin bed, and put another sheet on the floor, and there you have it: a mini fort right in the comfort of your own dorm. This easily elevates your normal movie day with friends to something much more enjoyable.

2. Have a “Me Day”


It is important to have some time to yourself and unwind from your schoolwork. Some quick and easy ways to do this is by doing a face mask to take care of your skin, mediate or do yoga to relax, and clean your sheets to have an extra nice sleep.

3. Early Start On Homework

On days we are snowed in, doing your homework may seem like something you want to avoid, but getting a head start on your homework allows you to avoid a lot of work piling up and gives you the chance to ask your professors any questions you may have. This will allow you to work on your time management and not have last minute stress on homework.

4. Rearrange Your Room

marie kondo

“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” Netflix

We’ve all heard of the Netflix phenomenon “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and by taking her “Does this bring you joy?” approach, rearranging your side of the room allows you to have new creative juices flowing in your brain. You will be able to learn more about yourself, and create a space that you want to work in, which will ultimately help you in your classwork.

5. Start That New Hobby You’ve Been Thinking About

We all have that one hobby that we admire from afar and want to try, whether it is sketching, a sport, or collecting records. Now is the time to research that hobby and get a head start on it. Having a hobby will allow you to take some time for yourself and learn something you did not know before.

Winter is inevitable here at Marist, so it only makes sense to make the most out of it!

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