Ahhh...the lazy days of summer! What do you do with these precious few months off from the stress of school? Do you work, play, plan or do a whole lot of nothing? I don’t know about you but “a whole lot of nothing” sounds nice but is definitely not an option. I will confess that I am the driven, organized and getter’ done type, so for me, summer is full of working, planning, and projects with a little recharge time mixed in. So what kind of planning and projects can you do during the summer to make the coming school year easier and more productive? Here are just a few suggestions:
- Plan ahead for the following school year by getting all the necessary paperwork together for jobs, internships or graduate schools. Update your resume while you are at it, that way it is ready to go when you need it.
- Get those doctor, dentist and vision appointments out of the way so you don’t have to worry about them during the school year.
- What about those crafty or fixer-upper projects that have been on the back burner? These can be both productive and relaxing. I am working on sorting pictures and putting them in scrapbooks, miscellaneous sewing projects and getting a chair reupholstered.
- Prepare a little academically. Review subjects that you are a bit intimidated by at www.khanacademy.org; chemistry and statistics are a couple that I have personally reviewed on this invaluable website.
That sounds like a whole lot of work and very little fun, doesn’t it! What about some kickback time? Everyone enjoys different past times that help them relax. For me, fun equals reading and spending time with my family. My family has first weekend of the month get togethers. In the summer, we go on picnics, take in the local amusement parks and enjoy lots of good food together. I can also guarantee you, if you were to peek into my yard on a sunny summer afternoon, you would find me lounging in my lawn chair, enjoying the sun, some ice tea and a great book. What about you? What do you enjoy doing with your downtime in the summer? I would love to hear from you!
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