Sun. Jun 4th, 2023
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In Season 4 (EP. 3) of the best TV comedy ever created, Seinfeld, Jerry and George discuss their pitch for a TV show to NBC. They decide to go with a show about “nothing” – and it’s spectacular.

By | Ana Brkich

After a couple of months of anxiety, stress and homework, we all finally made it to the long awaited break.

While spring break can be a very invigorating two weeks for many students, for some it’s simply a reason to not get bored with boredom.

At this point, everyone is impatiently waiting for those hot summer nights that bring out the sweetness of doing nothing to the next core; spring break is a good way to prepare for exactly that.

While many of my peers were either enjoying virgin mojitos at some beach in Mexico or simply hanging out with friends all day every day, I found myself utterly enjoying my own company.

Some would find that depressing, but I believe that one of the most important things about a person is how well they deal with being by themselves. 

Everybody’s doing something, we’ll do nothing!

George Costanza

Taking those two weeks to completely focus on myself and pretty much do “nothing” has really taught me not only how valuable personal time is, but to not put responsibilities on other people to make me satisfied with my own life. 

Studies show the ability to tolerate alone time has been linked to increased happiness, better life satisfaction, and improved stress management.

Obviously, being completely by yourself and isolated from society seems suboptimal; but, learning how to deal with solitude and make the best of it can be really important.

Thus, while my friends were all in Mexico or Hawaii swimming in the pool all day, it was a perfect opportunity for me to branch out of my monotone lifestyle and find things to do by myself at home. 

To all students that didn’t travel to any tropical destination, spring break should serve as a reminder that boredom and seclusion don’t have to be negative things because it’s a great way to retract from real life, and truly just enjoy being bored, while doing absolutely nothing instead of something. 

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