10. Go ice skating in Central Park. Or Bryant Park. Or Rockefeller Center. As long as you take part in this quintessential New York City Winter activity.
9. Attend drop-in meditation or find out about the “toolkits” offered through the NYU Student Health Center’s Office of Counseling and Behavioral Health http://www.nyu.edu/shc/counseling/workshops.html
8. Explore an outer borough. Have lunch in Queens, shop in Brooklyn, visit the Botanical Garden or Zoo in the Bronx, take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry.
7. Plan an afternoon of activities without spending a dime! For free events going on around town, consult a freebie local paper, or check with your undergraduate or graduate student government.
6. Create your own NYC tour! Rent and watch a movie that takes place in New York City and then visit the locations featured in the film.
5. Call a friend to join you for a matinee movie or Broadway play.
4. Reduce or eliminate the amount of time you spend on-line for one weekend. Take some time to de-stress with your newly discovered time. Cook a meal. Dance around your room. Do some relaxation or visualization exercises.
3. Set meaningful New Year’s resolutions. Make an appointment with NYU Steinhardt’s Counseling and Student Services to discuss time management and study skills strategies for the New Year by calling 212 998 5065.
2. Give back by taking part in a community service activity.
1. Enjoy a good book over hot chocolate.