Oh, the horror of deciding what to do, where to go

Picture this: you have a chunk of free time on your hands, and the world is your oyster. You could go on a TikTok scrolling spree, but after a while, you start feeling like your brain is slowly melting away. You might consider picking up a book to read, but the mere thought of choosing the right book feels like a huuuge task.

Let’s be honest, breaks are exciting in theory, but when the moment arrives, all you want to do is relax without the added stress of deciding what to do.

Well, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of activities to help you unwind, reenergize, and reignite your creativity without breaking a sweat.

Indoor rock climbing

person climbing up the wall

If you’re someone who prefers an active break, and don’t like being out in the cold, indoor rock climbing can provide a thrilling and physically engaging experience. It’s an excellent way to step away from screens and challenge yourself while having a blast.

Joe Rockhead’s Indoor Rock Climbing is situated at 29 Fraser Avenue in Toronto, where you can purchase a day pass for $25. They also offer beginner-friendly classes for those looking to try it out.

Candle making

Woman smelling a candle

Who doesn’t love making their house smell like foggy forests after rain? Yes, you could buy candles, but to be able to make your own and choosing each element of it has a different feel to it. You can create your own personalized candles in an array of scents and styles. It’s not only a sensory delight but also a unique way to fashion heartfelt gifts.

Bonus points if you give it a unique name like ‘Minions at the Beach’ and it smells like grapefruit sunshine.

Places like Terradomi and Yummi Candles offer fantastic workshops where they provide an in-depth explanations about candles and assist you in creating your very own.

Retro photography

a person using an old camera

Film photography is all the rage right now, with celebrities like Gigi Hadid having their fun film photography accounts. Take some time during this break to unleash your inner film artist!

Film cameras are easily available in thrift stores or online. Experiment with old-school film photography, dive into the world of vintage cameras, and even try your hand at developing your own film in a darkroom. It’s a creative journey that’s both informative and visually rewarding.

Located on 89 Queen Street East Toronto, Downtown Camera has endless camera options for you to choose from.

 Gift basket exchange

a person giving a gift to another

There is an art to giving and receiving gifts, and the art becomes even more fun when you know the person inside out, gather your friends for a heartwarming gift basket exchange. Each participant curates a unique gift basket filled with delightful or funny surprises. It’s a thoughtful way to show you care and share moments of joy with loved ones.

Presentation night

Person saying powerpoint

Host a presentation night with friends, but put a twist on it! Each person prepares a fun or informative presentation on a topic of their choice, preferably something niche to your friend group, like ‘who do I think would survive a zombie apocalypse and why’. It’s an opportunity to learn something new, laugh together, and bond over shared interests.

You are all set!

Spongebob on a break

Relaxation is essential to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In today’s fast-paced world, stress can easily accumulate, taking a toll on both our mental and physical well-being. Taking time to relax is not a luxury but a necessity. It allows us to recharge, reduce stress, and improve our overall quality of life.

Whether you’re scaling indoor rock walls or making personalized gift baskets, these activities offer a refreshing escape from the academic world. So seize your downtime, embrace the moment, and make the most of your well-deserved breaks—it’s all about enjoying life!

Have an even more fun activity in mind? let us know on our Instagram @shareignite.

Featured image via Pexels.

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