Summer! Ah, the very mention of the word gives us reason to rejoice. School is out, no more homework. We get to stay indoors all day and work on becoming reclusive technology users and video-game players.
Not to burst your bubble, but your summer vacation should not be wasted on watching movies and playing video-games. Of course you can enjoy yourself, but all of your time should not be spent on non-productive things.
Unfortunately, video-games and other devices can be very addictive and distracting from achieving your goals.
Warning: Do not spend the entire summer inside watching television and playing video-games. You have been warned.
You should be focused and goal-oriented during the summer (and also throughout your entire life).
To help you get the best out of your summer experience, follow the two E’s. I came up with this system while pondering on this exact subject. The two E’s are 1) enjoyment and 2) enlightenment.
There are many things that you can do during summer that will be both fun and productive. Some of these include going to museums, reading, and going on educational vacations.
Since I want to make your summer as stress-free as possible, I will list some activities that you can do to get the best out of your vacation.
How to Spend Your Summer:
- Join a summer camp: When you join a summer camp, you will be unplugged from technology (depending on the summer camp you go to). At camp, you will learn to be more independent which will help get you ready for college. You will also get to make new friends, some of whom may become your life-long best friends. As you can see, there are many benefits to joining a summer camp.
- Join an internship program: Joining an internship program would help guide your career and give you real world experience in the path you are following.
Getting work experience would also strengthen your resumé which would make you more likely to get hired for the job you want. Finally, by working as an intern for your future job, you would develop important and useful skills that would help you in the job that you are planning on taking in the future.
- Take an educational vacation: Everyone likes vacation, right? If you answered yes to that question, I have some good news for you! Visiting different places can actually be educational especially if you learn about the country’s history, culture and visit some museums.
- Enter a leadership program: Do you want to know what one of the most important skills to have is? Leadership skills! Highly prestigious schools like Harvard and many other colleges look out for qualities like being a good leader when accessing applications. And even if you don’t want to go to college, knowing how to be a leader is a very important life skill. You never know- it could come in handy.
- Prep for the SATs: Alright, maybe this isn’t one of the fun ones, but it’s still very important. The SAT is an essential test to take when you’re applying to college. Preparing for it during the summer would ensure that during the school days, your schedule wouldn’t be so hectic. To see how you could prepare for the SAT, visit here.
- Set up a charity: Volunteering to help the less-privileged is an act of kindness. Not only does it show that you are selfless, it also shows that you have love for everyone around you and we must all give back to society by helping others. You can set up a charity during the summer and get the money that you need and other things to donate from something as easy as a bake sale.
- Get a new hobby: Hobbies are excellent for keeping you occupied. They provide you with a creative outlet while letting you take part in something you love. Hobbies also give you opportunities to learn new things. So, if you are sitting down bored with nothing to do, chances are that you need a new hobby.
There are many ways that you can be certain that your vacation will be both fun and productive. This list is just a guide that will get you thinking about other ways to have an enjoyable summer. Always remember the two E’s.
For more productive things that you can do during your summer vacation, click here.
So…what do you think YOU can do to help ensure your summer is a good one?