For us students, our life is dominated by school, we really only have 2 seasons until we graduate. There is season #1 which is school, and season #2 which is school. Just saying the word “summer” makes me giddy, and I always associate this word with the word fun. That’s what summer is essentially supposed to be for us students. However, we can still have fun and also ensure that we are using our summer productively.
Gain Experience Outside of the Classroom.
You probably have a goal beyond college, or a profession you’re working towards, or even a dream job you want to have. So why not get ahead, be productive, and fast-track yourself? Allow yourself to achieve your goals sooner by gaining experience outside of the classroom while you have time to do so. This could be taking a summer course online.
You can never have enough experience, and summer is the perfect time to get ahead of yourself, test your limits, and fill your days with productive activities that will benefit you as a student.
Summer is your opportunity to experience new things. That could mean a new culture, new cuisine, new scenery, new fashion, maybe even new countries? Yes, that’s right… summer is for travelling! As a student, this is the perfect time to take that vacation you have been wishing for. You finally have the chance now, so take advantage.
Travelling doesn’t have to be going to a different country. To travel means to start a new journey, typically for a certain period of time. You can travel to a new city or a local waterfall. Just get out of the house and enjoy somewhere new.
Travelling is good for the mind, body and soul. It allows you to open your mind to many different aspects of life, and can even go as far as changing the way you view the world. What I am trying to say is that it is good for you, especially when you feel like you’re going down an unproductive route. I mean… how is travelling not productive?
Spend Time Working on Yourself
Nothing is more important than being content with yourself. This could be mentally, physically, and/or emotionally. And summer is the perfect time to work and accomplish this. Working on yourself is never a bad thing, and it will only benefit you in the future – especially when it comes time to go back to school.
It isn’t my job, and I am not in the right position to tell you that you need to “work on yourself”, you could be perfectly fine. I just know how hard it is to be a student, and how easy it can be to lose yourself in the homework, assignments, presentations, exams etc.
Working on yourself can mean defining your goals, or making a bucket list for your future. It can mean reading more often to expand your knowledge and vocabulary. Building an exercise routine? Challenging yourself to learn a new skill? Meditate? These are all ways you can work on yourself and are extremely productive.
After reading all of this just remember that however you want to spend your summer it is completely up to you! Summer is supposed to be the time you can have fun.
As students we are working towards obtaining a high level of education, and after completing our education we will a start a new journey by finding a position in our specialized profession. Unfortunately, in some cases this means (or for some of us this means) our summertime will be limited, and the joy of summer will mean that much more to us.
So, don’t forget to have fun, but remember to stay productive and take advantage of the summer we have. Make lots of memories, and do things you can’t necessarily do during the school year.