Following up my prior post, I thought I would make a post about some things you can do this summer. Ways to keep yourself entertained and motivated through those long four months.
As I said in my prior post, doing this really isn’t a good idea, besides the fact that it’s an utter waste of time and 4 months of your life. Alas, it is an option in regards to how to spend your time. You could choose to spend your four-month summer break doing absolutely nothing.
Getting a job can be a great way to keep yourself entertained. It’s something I did last summer. For me, I didn’t need a job, per se, but it was just a way of having something do – and as a bonus, it just meant I would have a little extra cash on the side, in case I decided I wanted to buy something or go on an impromptu non-family holiday somewhere.
All I’d say is work somewhere it will be fun and somewhere you will enjoy the work. For me this was Starbucks. Being a regular, they already knew me, so getting the job was fairly straightforward. But beyond this it was such a fun job – I got to work in this dynamic, energetic and fast-paced environment, with equally interesting and engaging colleagues. There was plenty of human interaction; meeting new customers, and building rapport with regulars make the job so much better, and as a cherry on the top, I did get free Starbucks.
A must, of course. As I said in the prior post, you will never have the amount of time you do now, ever again in you live, except for when you retire. And when you retire you will be old. So whilst we’re young, able and raring to learn, travel. Go see the world. Do a tour across India, visit the Masai Mara in Africa. Visit Thailand, or road trip across the Americas. Whichever it is, use the time you have to engage with the world and see all its amazing offering whilst you still can.
Learn / MOOC’s
Learn something new. This could be a language, a skill or some form of Academia. To most people, this sounds like the last thing they want to do over summer, but trust me, it’s not that bad. – I’ve done it. MOOC’s are online courses ran by universities, and they’re free to sign up tp. Doing one over summer is a great way to keep learning, keep your brain engage, and earn a nifty qualification to boost your CV. In the summer after A-Levels, I did one in Common Law, and it was one of the best things I’ve done.
Most of all, just enjoy your summer. Savour and utilise every second of freedom you have and make sure that you enjoy every single moment.