Summer breaks are worth looking forward to; the only problem is they do not last very long. It is important to make your summer break memorable since you will probably be back in class for the fall semester, and your life will be busy again.
There are some things you want to do during your summer break that add value to your life.
Spend time with your family
Family is the most important gift we have; be it close family members or extended family members. Many times we do not realize how important our family members are until we do not have them with us. Many people regret not saying ‘I love you’ enough to their family or spending more time with their family. Most of the year everyone is busy; however, summer can be a time to unwind and be with your loved ones. It may mean you have to travel just to be with them, but the effort is well worth it.
Take time to relax
It is so important to relax and take some time out. Do some fun activities like your favorite sports or read a book by your favorite author. Rest to make up for those sleepless nights when you had to study for your finals. Your body needs to rejuvenate for the upcoming semester.
Spend time outdoors
Gain the benefits of green fields and green parks. Get out on foot, into the fresh grass of countless unspoiled places in the open air; there you will find delight in the sights and hums, and admire the landscape. From time to time, stretch out on the grass below the trees, hearing the whisper of water, observing the swirls drifting from corner to corner and listening to the birds.
Learn how to make a new dish
You don’t have to be a great cook to learn how to make a new dish. There is something exciting about learning something new and different from your regular study. Cooking can be very therapeutic as well as fun. Making a new dish is always exciting whether it turns out right or not.
Attend a retreat
Another great idea is to go to a summer retreat where you can simply just unwind.
The benefits of attending a retreat are you will rediscover “you” and connect with your spirit.
You will allow your body, mind and spirit time to heal and rejuvenate, and also Increase your creativity and energy.
Depending on the type of retreat, you can release and heal old stuff in your life, and set new goals for the coming months.
If you have not done any of these suggestions, and you still have a few vacation days left, it is never too late to try some of these ideas.