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Plan Ahead to Make the Most of Your Summer

Lifestyle

School is coming to a close and summer is approaching faster than ever— now is the time to start planning! Knowing what you are going to do ahead of time will help you make the most of the months, feel less stressed, and maximize the pure joy that so characterizes the season.

1. Look for Fun Summer Camps

Being able to meet new people and keep up a social life is ideal when it comes to taking some time off of school. Summer camps are the perfect academic, athletic, or community-based opportunities!

The internet has got loads of information that will help in finding one for you. When researching, keep in mind how long the camp will be, where the camp is, and what the camp is, so you can plan your summer around it. If you become really invested in a camp and realize that it does not fit your budget, do not worry: most camps provide scholarship opportunities! The best part of it all is being surrounded by people who share your interests and creating memories away from your normal life.

2. Create a Bucket List

Before summer starts, begin creating a list of everything you want to do. This is perfect for planning out your time, as well as getting the most fun out of it.

You can create a bucket list on your phone or on paper— just jot down ideas that will make your summer the best one yet. Make sure to share this with your friends and family so you can schedule times to complete your list together!

There are so many ways to accomplish everything on your list. Some fun ways to do so could include competitions between you and your friends to see who will complete their list first. This will be a fun way to maximize your summer and have the most fun.

You can also set up a daily calendar where you do one of your activities each day so that you can be productive and always have something to do. If you don't know what to put on your list, I would recommend going on Pinterest. There, you'll find so many ideas that seem like so much fun!

3. Keep Up With Academic Opportunities

Summer is known as the time when every student forgets everything they learned from the previous year. Make this one different! Remember that, in order to stay on top of your academic game, you'll need to incorporate learning into your daily routine. For example, this summer, I am taking part in academic challenges— you'll usually find these online, in libraries, or in other communities.

There are so many different camps and incentives that are specifically meant to make summer academics both fun and fruitful. While it's definitely time to take a break, make sure you don't lose everything you need to succeed when the new school year comes around!

4. Find Your Goals

In order to have the most fun and impactful summer, you will need to know how you will go about things. Write out your goals and how you plan to achieve them. Some good ones could include how you will work on your own growth.

Some ways to do this would be to take up yoga and meditation. This is especially good at keeping you in the moment. Journaling, eating healthily, and doing some fun workouts will keep you in a good mental space to enjoy your summer. Focus on different aspects of your summer. What do you plan to do on your trips or on your days at home?

These different suggestions will help you make the most of your summer. After all, it goes by in a flash— you'll surely want to have the most fun you can!

Sisi Gray
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Sisi attends highschool in Colorado as a freshman. She enjoys volunteering at her local botanic gardens, shopping, and playing the flute.