We’re almost there!
1. Get a Sun Lamp
It may look lame sitting on your desk, but if you’re feeling blue this sun simulator will boost your Vitamin D levels and boost energy levels.
Look on http://www.amazon.com/ to find a cheap one.
2. Make a visit to the gym
Even a quick run and a few push-ups will leave you feeling energized and toned. Who can resist the post-workout glow?
3. Go shopping for a new bikini or swim trunks
Don’t need one just yet for spring break? Who cares! Have fun modeling.
4. Find yourself a summer dress or a new pair of denim shorts
Having a new summer item makes it easier to pretend you’re almost there. Hang it in the closet as something to look forward to.
Urban always has a great selection of summer clothes http://www.urbanoutfitters.com
Or make a trip to Buffalo Exchange for some great deals! http://www.buffaloexchange.com
5. Go get yourself a makeover
Take a seat in one of those little black chairs and ask for the latest spring colors … oh, and plenty of bronzer. A little summer glow will get you through these last dreary days. Plus who says you have to buy anything?
6. Throw an Oscar party
Yes, the big day has arrived. Break out your best attire and pretend you’re part of the Academy’s peanut gallery.
7. Netflix Online
Umm … need we say more? www.netflix.com
8. Walk down to Bronxville and treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure
Men, it’s alright. You can do it too. We’re not judging.
9. Make a collage
This is so not ten years ago. Cut out your favorite magazine articles and mix them up with some party pics. It’ll make your drab wintry room feel a little brighter.
10. Do a little Spring Cleaning
While rearranging your room, you might discover an unexpected Pub quesadilla and fries. Please open the windows. A little fresh air never hurt anyone.
11. Bake Cookies
Nothing’s better than filling the dorm with the scent of freshly baked cookies.
Check out http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/ for gluten free options.
Or http://www.veganbaking.net/ for vegan options.
12. Have a snowball fight, or, slush fight
Better do it while there’s still snow on the ground. We hear there’s no better study break than rolling around on the ground…
13. Make yourself a hot chocolate
We’re not talking about the Swiss Miss powder at the Pub. The real stuff: homemade.
14. Buy a fish
Shh! We won’t tell housing.
15. Invest in a plant
This will add a much needed sense of environment to a dark room. Plus, we hear it’s easier to take care of than a dog … or a fish.
16. Wear some color
We know at Sarah Lawrence and, well, the rest of New York this could be a serious fashion faux pas, but color makes people smile. Just a little scarf. C’mon, try it!
17. Go find a new exhibition in the city
Why? Well because we live right next to this really amazing cultural hotspot called New York City. There’s always something new going on.
18. Find a concert to go to
Again … it’s New York and there’s always something going on.
19. Alternate nostril breathing
Okay, this may sound a little nuts, but apparently this breathing exercise balances both hemispheres of the brain, encouraging both the creative energy of the right brain and analytical function of the left brain. May we suggest you save this yogic technique for when your roommate’s out?
Check out http://www.thesecretsofyoga.com/breathing/alternative-nostril-breathing.html for a more complete description.
20. Write a letter to a friend
Put a smile on a friend’s face with a lil’ love note. Who doesn’t love getting mail? Plus those mailboxes are looking pretty dusty.