How to make the most of your holidays

You’re a few weeks into one of the longest and most stress-free holiday in your life. What are you going to do? While it’s tempting to turn into a couch potato and spend your days binge-watching Netflix, there’s only so much time you should spend vegetating, so unless you’re lucky enough to be flying off on a Europe trip, it’s time to start planning.

1. Volunteer your time

Doing stuff for free can have its perks!

If you’re interested in volunteering, think about what motivates you or what you want to achieve. There’s a good chance for you to brush up on various skills while contributing to a wonderful cause. You could also make some friends (or score some free tickets) by volunteering at a big event or festival!

Keep in mind that just because you’re doing it for free doesn’t mean you can be slack in commitment though!

2. Clean up!

Is your room still a big mess from post exam celebrations? Are all your books, notes and scrunched up pieces of paper littered everywhere? If you’re guilty of this, perhaps it’s time you start cleaning up the room.

A tidy and clean room is key to having a clear and productive mind.

3. Apply for casual/part time work

It’s important to get a head start while you’re still young and you have an abundance of free time, so go ahead and find a job! This will allow you to gain valuable working experience, including gaining new job skills, learning how to interact with people better, and you’ll also realise how hard it is for your parents to work and support you.

You may even wish to try a job which aligns with what you want to do when you graduate. This will allow you to get a feel of what you might be signing up for in the future, and then you can decide whether it’s suitable for you or not.

Of course, there’s also the extra cash you’ve earned, so go ahead

and spend it (or you can actually save up for a Europe trip next year).

4. Exercise

After all that couch potato-ing you did over the past few weeks, it’s time to stay healthy and combat the food baby you’ve created over Christmas by keeping up a regular exercise regimen. Play some sports, or perhaps do some jogging. You’ll look, and more importantly, FEEL better.

5. Finally, don’t forget to have some fun

After all of that, don’t forget to kick back and engage in some less strenuous activities.

Be sure to reserve some time for yourself, whether that means catching up with friends, spending a day at the beach or going on a quick trip away.

As enticing as it is to lie on your couch all day, don’t forget to go out and make the most of your holiday!

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