Spring break is around the corner, meaning it's time to party it up... right? Well, maybe. If you prefer solitary activities, these spring break ideas for introverts will be right up your alley. Remember, it is totally OK to skip the ritzy vacations and beach parties. An introvert needs to time to recharge, and spring break is the perfect time to do just that.
For introverts, this time of the year provides an excellent opportunity to retreat from the real world. The awesome part is that you don't have to necessarily hide. You're simply taking a mental break from interacting with others. This will help refresh your energy and feed off of personal reflection in all your introverted glory. Basically, spring break is a must for an introvert.
Fortunately, there are different ways to spend some time alone. You can plan a staycation at home or go on a solo road trip. Whatever it is that you decide to do, make sure it's exactly what you want. This will up your chances of recharging in the best way possible.
As a fellow introvert, I brainstormed a couple ways to spend spring break so you didn’t have to. Happy alone time, friends!
1. Experiment with new ingredients
When life gets busy, it's easy to fall into a plane jane routine of eating the same thing... over and over and over again. This spring break, take some time to play around with an ingredient or cooking method that you haven't worked with before. This can be anything from almond butter experiments or new Crock-Pot ideas. A girl's gotta eat, after all.
The best part is that you don't leave the house, you don't even need to share your grub. Win.
2. Catch up on sleep
Who isn't tired these days? It's officially time for a well-deserved break; savor it! This is an excellent time to hide from the world and catch up on some shut-eye. There's really nothing more liberating than not having to set your alarm.
3. Start a new book
If the thought of interacting with people during break makes you cringe, turn to a brand new book. This will give you full access to a crew of fictional characters, thanks to your imagination.
It's also the perfect time to re-read a favorite series, too. It's like visiting old friends in your brain.
4. Re-decorate your space
Your room is your sanctuary, whether or not you're an introvert. But when you are an introvert, this statement is 10 times more true. There's a good chance you spend a ton of time in this space.
In light of a new season, take some time to give your room a fresh makeover. It doesn't get more rejuvenating than that.
5. Tap into your crafty side
Spring break is an awesome time to get in touch with your inner Martha. Does this mean you need to create a Pinterest-worthy creation? Not necessarily. But when making art doubles as therapy, it's the best way to unwind and de-stress.
Plus, you can even make a few decor pieces for that room makeover of yours.
6. Clean out your closet
Spring cleaning is a thing for a reason. With the new season on its way, there's no better time to freshen up your wardrobe. Take a day to sort through everything you don't use and donate them to your local thrift shop. By clearing out your closet, you'll clear your mind, too.
7. Embellish your clothes
This one falls right in line with crafting and spring cleaning. Instead of automatically tossing away an item, determine if you can transform it into something special. For example, these DIY patch jeans inspired by Gigi Hadid are so simple.
Bonus: You won't even need to brave mall crowds for a "new" closet addition. Score.
8. Toss expired beauty products
Spring cleaning doesn't have to stop at your clothing. Because beauty products don't have an infinite lifespan, it's essential to pay attention to how long you've had these pretties. Bacteria buildup in makeup is more common than you may realize.
Not sure where to start? Check out these seven ways to tell if your makeup has expired.
9. Start watching a new series
Thanks to popular streaming services, it's never been easier to cozy up and delve into a new movie (or television) series. Like reading, this will let you take a much needed break from society. What are people again?
10. Practice a skill or hobby
Hopefully, your spring break will give you a chance to step away from life's usual responsibilities. By doing so, you'll get a chance to fine tune skills that require focus and determination. This can be anything from yoga to cooking. It's your time to shine!
11. Catch up on adulting
While spring break is the best time to step away from real life, sometimes we find ourselves drowning in to-do lists. If you're feeling this way, take some time to catch up on all the little things you've been meaning to do. Bills, errands, you name it. By the time break is over, you'll be ready to roll. Just remember to relax once in a while, too.
12. Go on a solo road trip
For introverts, solitude is everything. Consider venturing outside of your hometown for a generous helping of exploration and soul searching. Even a short road trip an hour or two away can do wonders.
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