10 Things To Do In Summer

I’m pretty sure most people in school finished this week or next week. And six weeks can be a pretty long time, and you’ll run out of things to do, and you’ll become overtly bored. So here are 20 things you can do occupy yourself.

1: Volunteer

If you have quite a bit of free time, and want to give back to your community, you should sign up to volunteer at your local library or a charity shop. It’ll get you out of the house, and you could learn some valuable workplace skills which can help you get a job later. I volunteer at my library and I really enjoy it. I get exercise walking there and back and have met a lot of wonderful people I wouldn’t have usually.

2: Take up a new hobby

Whether it’s knitting, running, or learning an instrument, getting a new hobby and learning how to do the activity will fill the inevitable void left by school finishing. It’ll just give you something to do, so you’re not just sat around doing nothing.

3: Learn a language

I think that you can never go wrong with learning a language. You can do as little or as much as you want, and it could help you in the future if you learn quite a bit. I would recommend that if you’re studying a language at GCSE or A-Level, just focus on that language, don’t learn another, because your focus should be on your school subjects.

4: Read a book

I couldn’t write this post without including my favourite activity. Reading is perfect because there is something for everyone, no matter what you’re interested in. You can learn something new, or be transported into another world, whatever you want.

5: Go to the seaside

I mean, who doesn’t love going to the beach? If the weather’s nice, grab a beach towel and just head to the shore. You could go alone, bring some friends or go with your family. It’s always nice to get out of the house and do something different.

6: Binge a new TV show

We live in an age of binging. Thousands of hours of TV available to us at the push of a button. Now school’s out, there’s tons of uninterrupted hours to spend in front of your TV. I would highly recommend Brooklyn 99, which you can watch on Netflix.

7: Get a summer job

I think that a job is perfect if you want to earn some money, which everyone loves, as well as giving you something to put on your CV for work experience. You’ll learn valuable life lessons as well as meeting new people.

8: Do some babysitting or dog walking

This is another way of gaining some extra cash, and this may be a bit more enjoyable than getting a job in a cafe or something. And you could work more, getting more money, as you are technically self-employed so you can manage your own hours.

9: Join a gym

Now school’s finished, you may not have any opportunity to do some exercise, so joining a gym will allow you to get out of the house and get some exercise, so it’s a win-win, and a membership won’t be too expensive.

10: Rest

The most important thing on this list I think. It’s been a tough year for everyone, and we all deserve a bit of a break and a lie-in. So don’t wear yourself out during the holidays, there’s plenty of that to be done during term time.

A Round-Up of my Winter Break

With school starting tomorrow (January 7th), I just wanted to recap my holiday, how things went, revision, homework, etc…

I was so happy to break up on the last day. I was absolutely exhausted from my mock exams, I was sleep deprived, over-worked, and just feeling dead inside. So, obviously, a two week holiday was the answer to all of my problems. And, let me tell you, I did NOT waste a minute of it. If i wasn’t asleep, which I was for at least 12 hours every day, I was spending time with my family, completely stress free. One night I realised that time off to relax is exactly what we need to strive. We work our absolute socks off for months on end, and want to use our free time to do more work, which there’s nothing wrong with, but we all need to rest and reprogram ourselves. I thought about, after only a couple days of no school or school work, how much better I felt. My eyes weren’t stinging like they usually are because I’ve not slept enough, I wasn’t tired all the time, with absolutely no motivation, because I’d slept for as long as my body wanted me to. I was refreshed, and it felt so good!

I didn’t do any revision, I had some maths and history homework, so I obviously did that, but that was it. I deserved a break, and I sure as hell took one.

I would recommend to anyone to take some time off from the thrills of school or work. Even if it’s just one night a week, where you watch a movie with your family or partner or by yourself, anything. Just take some time for yourself, because you utterly deserve it. Life is hard, but with the right mindset and health, anything is possible, and you can achieve your goals and dreams.

Wow, this is super philosophical from me, I’m shook.

We got PlayStation VR for Christmas, and watching people play it is so funny! That’s what I’ve been doing basically this entire holiday.

This post is super weird and pointless, but I just wanted to make a post that wasn’t really formal and was pretty chill. Hope you have a brilliant week.