UChic Approved: Take a Mini-Vacation

For most of you, winter break is over and the stress of the next semester has started to make you wish you were back in your parent's living room, sipping a cup of hot chocolate and picking out your New Year's Eve ensemble.

Well, even though you're back on campus a million miles away from that perfect scenario, there are other simple, inexpensive ways to pamper yourself in your own home-away-from-home.

Take a night off from studying, partying and gym-ing and treat yourself to a relaxing vacay–right in the privacy of your own bedroom.

Read The Secret. This easy read provides all the insight a budding college student needs to know to make it through four years of super-stressful situations. It might sound cheesy at first, but the Law of Attraction really works and after reading it, you will feel a thousand times more confident about acing that exam.




"Light" a Glade Flameless Candle. These are perfect for dorm rooms – they look and smell just like candles, but they're flameless so they won't set off smoke alarms or threaten to catch your room on fire. Choose from Apple Cinnamon, Clean Linen or French Vanilla.



Treat your digits with Bath & Body Works Hand and Foot Lotions. You've heard it and you'll hear it again – the cold, dry winter air will wreck havoc on your skin if you let it. You'll be amazed at how different your filanges will feel after they receive a little bit of TLC. Try I Love Shea Shea Ultra-Pampering Foot Cream with 20% Shea Butter and Look Ma, New Hands!™ Softening Hand Lotion with Paraffin, both from True Blue Spa at Bath & Body Works.



Make yourself a mix CD with songs from The Hype Machine. This super-sweet new blog lists the most blogged about songs on the Internet all in one place. Pick a few you've never heard before, download them on iTunes and create a fantastic new mix to rock out to this new year.



Get a Moleskine. Moleskine journals have been used by many great writers and artists throughout history – including Vincent Van Gogh! Grab your own and delve into your creative journey. The pages are unlined so you can doodle, scribble, draw or write however you want.

Head on over to 1,000 Dreams Fund to learn how to get funding for your dreams!