Assignments and exams are already behind us. Every student can finally take a deep breath and relax. You’ve been waiting for the summer break for so long, and I can imagine a huge relief when you can go to sleep without setting up your alarm clock. You can get up from your bed at 1 pm or even stay in your bed all day. Of course, it is in students’ genes that we enjoy lying on our beds and doing totally nothing when we can, but maybe we shouldn’t do it whole summer break. I don’t know how it is with you, but every time I waste my time, I end up regretting it and wishing that I did something useful. That’s why I decided to give you some tips and ideas that would help you make your holidays more productive!
Try to go to sleep and get up earlier
I know. It’ll be a huge pain for you at least at the beginning, but you won’t regret it at all. For instance, going to sleep at 10 pm and getting up at 9 am instead of 12 pm will give you a good amount of sleep and more hours that you can use to do some interesting activities. Moreover, establishing a sleep routine will have a good influence on your wellbeing. I don’t know if you noticed, but if you sleep more you don’t necessarily have more energy but you are even more tired and sleepy during the day. It’s better to get up a bit earlier and actually feel that you have longer holidays. It’s a first important step that allows you to be productive as well!
Use a planner
I just love making a list of things that I would like to do! When it comes to holidays, I would advise you to make a list of general things you want to accomplish during holidays (internship, hobby, etc.) and I would also recommend making a list for each week or even each day. The list doesn’t have to be long! Keep it short and sweet and do everything step by step so you won’t be too overwhelmed. It is a great thing to take a while and think about what things would be worth to do and what would help you with personal growth.
Do you remember how you used to play the guitar or run every morning? Unfortunately, when uni live comes in, we tend to leave our hobbies behind us and we focus on studying. Holidays are a good time to reunite with things that you liked to do in your free time! Or even if you didn’t have any hobbies, I am sure that you would have something on your mind. Maybe you always wanted to start your YouTube channel? Or a blog? Now, it’s time to make your dreams come true!
Find some job & volunteer & internship opportunities
Summer break is a great time to boost your CV. Finding a part-time job, volunteer work or internship will help you to get some experience that you can write about in your CV and a cover letter. This will help you if you want to apply for a placement year or for a job after you graduate. Having some voluntary work in your CV will make you stand out and you will have a better chance to be invited for an interview. For sure, you will be more than an average student! I would even say that experience is better than grades. Employers love people that are engaged and do something outside the uni. Moreover, if you have a job then you can also use your earnings for travelling!
I hope that my tips gave you some inspiration!
Post written by Magdalena Stopa