Ah, summer – whether you’ve saved your days off or you’re taking a break from school, it’s always a welcome time of year to relax and enjoy the warm climate. Because this is an annual occurrence, it’s a good idea to find ways to maximize the months (or weeks) of this sunny season. Here is how you can squeeze the most out of those days off.
Planning Is Everything
Everything starts with a plan – though you’ll want to start planning instead of doing so last minute. Have you been itching to go to Japan? Head to the beach with your friends? Even if you’re not sure how it’s going to piece together, visualize it first. Write a whole list of things you’ve always wanted to do, but just didn’t have the time. Next, get a calendar, and map it out. Think of it like a Tetris game; fit everything you want to do in your calendar. Don’t forget to give yourself rest days too.
What Have You Always Wanted to Do?
Let’s say you’ve saved one weekend to take those surfing lessons in Hawaii you’ve been dreaming of since you were a kid. You now have the major factors essential to kickstarting your maximized summer experience: 1.) A date for when it could possibly happen, 2.) an idea of where you’re going to be, and 3.) what you’re going to do there. Next, take concrete steps to actualize this, and if you’d like, how to get a few friends to come with you.
On the flipside, however, you don’t necessarily have to go on a trip to maximize your summer. You are the only one who can define what a great summer experience is. Maybe it’s about reading all the books you want, learning a new language, or finally getting to draw that comic strip you’ve been aching to create. Summer is the perfect time to do it.
Calculate, Foresee, Save Up
Next, calculate how much you’ll need to spend on tuition (if you’re taking up a course). For those who are going on a trip tickets, the hotel, pocket money, and activities you plan to do in your vacation spot. This can easily be done, as prices of most things you can buy and do are found online. Perhaps you could use My Voucher Codes to help reach your budget. If you’re bringing your friends, let them know in advance so they can prepare the funds and time to go. Once you have the amount, it’s all about saving up from there.
Prepare to Document Everything
Once the date arrives and it’s time to do what you’ve always wanted, there are two things you should make sure you do. The first is to enjoy and relish the moment – the second is to document it, so you have a memento. Snippets of your first perfect score or conversation in another language is a great souvenir. Travelling? Bring that go-pro, or simply take shots/videos from your phone. String them together to create a nice montage or vacation video to remind you about how well you spent that summer.