Miranda Howell

Weekend Activities for College Students

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When you spend all week doing homework and going to class, you want to do something relaxing or fun on the weekend. Use your days off to relax and gear up for the week to come. If you’re looking for a few ideas for an upcoming Saturday and Sunday, here are a couple of ideas.


Go to church

College students feel an extreme amount of stress, which can get in the way of doing well in class. This kind of stress can also make you feel physically ill, causing headaches, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Going to church can help you feel more connected to other people and less worried about your future. Plus, you might even find that the Sunday sermon has uncommon relevance to something you’re going through. In Bible study, you can read the Common English Bible with other believers and discuss your beliefs. You’ll gain support from other people in your denomination, and you can forget about your worries for a bit. Sometimes just picking up the NIV Bible can help you feel less stressed.




Apply for scholarships

While you probably don’t want to do more work over the weekend, these few days off from class are the perfect time to apply for scholarships. Give yourself a break on Friday night (maybe head to the theater with friends), and then use Saturday morning to apply for the TodayTix Scholarship. Arts-loving college students who major in English, theater, or journalism can apply for this $1,000 scholarship. All you have to do is write an essay about how the arts have impacted your life. Getting this scholarship or any others will defray the costs of school, which will help you feel less stressed about money. Take an hour or two to fill out some applications and then give yourself the rest of the weekend to relax. When the money starts coming in, you’ll be glad you sacrificed some time.




See a show

If you are one of those arts-loving college students, why not head to the theater this weekend? Even college kids can afford to see a Broadway show when they purchase tickets through TodayTix. Head to Moulin Rouge! if you’re looking for a romantic date option or take a pal to see SIX and experience an incredible concert-like show. Laugh your head off at The Book of Mormon and you’ll feel your stress melt away. Seeing a Broadway show will help you feel like you’re treating yourself without breaking the bank, and you can relax after a long week of school. Grab a friend and head to the theater for a play or musical. There are plenty of shows to choose from, so make it a Saturday night tradition.




Head to a workout class

Exercise is a great way to manage your stress. Movement releases endorphins (which help you feel happy), increases your confidence, and helps you forget about your troubles. If you’re not an exercise lover, try to find something that’s fun for you. For example, places like New York City have tons of amazing options. You can take a yoga or spin class if lifting weights isn’t your thing. Go for a bike ride with a friend through Central Park or try out a pole exercise class for something new and exciting. Even just getting out for a walk will help you forget about your classes and relax.




Whatever you decide to do on the weekend, make time for something fun and relaxing. Remind yourself why you’re in school in the first place and make a plan for the upcoming week. See a show, get your blood flowing, and you’ll start class again on Monday feeling refreshed and revitalized.

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