Summer, for uni students, is long. Almost too long – and that’s why you have to make the most of Summer. And for a lot of people, this means either working or revelling in doing nothing. And honestly, it should be neither.
Use this time to do everything you couldn’t do at uni. Everyone I’ve met and come across in life is always so different – such interesting people, with different outlooks on life; different interests, hobbies and pastimes. Some are creative, some are logical, some love travelling and experiencing new things, some love the familiarity of their friends.
And so, use this time to do all those things that you love doing. The hobbies and interests that bring you joy, but just don’t fit into the hectic and busy work-life that a university degree in law demands.
We’ve all been there. We’re drowning in work – tutorials, essays, reading – and yet all we can think about is something else. All we want to do is this other thing on our mind – something we know will bring us joy and relaxations, and everything in our body is screaming at us to indulge and do it – but we can’t. Because we have a tutorial due, and it’s not going to do itself. And to do that tutorial, we need to do the reading first.
But summer – summer is when you have the time. So that when you can not get your mind off, or away from, that thing that you love to do, you can do it.
And here’s where people make a mistake. They do nothing. They think they’re exhausted from exams, or they convince themselves that after exams they simply want the freedom to not have to do anything. No work. Nothing.
But don’t – use this time! Pick out those hobbies you love, and do them. Doing nothing might feel great in the wake of intensive exams and revision, but you will regret this so much later on. You do not want to be able to, in the future, think back and say that you wasted four months of your life – four months when you had the time to do anything – doing nothing.
One day we’ll be in jobs. Stressful, intense jobs, maybe with even less free time than we have on our degree. And the catch here is that there will be no summer respited. And we you do a get break, it will be for two weeks max – and this time you really will want to do nothing. So use the time you’re being given now. The time you’ll never have again in your life, and use it to do the things you love.