For many college students, summer is usually the time to embark on epic adventures with their friends and make the most of their days before school starts back up in the fall.
Unfortunately, due to the spread of COVID-19, those carefree summer adventures aren’t exactly in the cards this year.
Unlike past summers where the time seems to fly by, days tend to tick by slowly when you’re social distancing. All these things combine to create an uneventful summer experience.
Luckily, there are still plenty of ways you can make the most of your summer without venturing too far from your home.
Below are several ways to stay busy during summer break, all while still social distancing.
Help out around the house
After several weeks cooped up indoors, you may find that your living space has fallen into a bit of disarray. Taking the time to tidy up will not only improve things from a visual standpoint, but it can also do wonders to help you clear your mind.
An organized space often leads to an organized mind, after all, and that’s exactly what we all need now that the world has turned upside down. If you’re back at your childhood home for the summer, your parents will also love to have your help around the house.
Start with smaller maintenance projects, and work your way up to more intensive renovation tasks. You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in such a short timeframe, and your house will be standing tall by the time you return to school.
Beef up your resume
One of the best ways to stay busy during summer break is to revisit and revamp your resume so it’s the best it can be. Summer jobs and internships are a great way to improve your chances of finding a permanent position post-grad. However, with so many businesses temporarily out of business due to COVID-19, it may be a bit more difficult to find a stable summer job this year.
Even without a summer job or internship, there are still plenty of ways to beef up your resume from home. Consider taking an online class from a local community college to further your knowledge in your area of study. This will give you a slight edge over your peers and ensure that your mind stays sharp for your return to school in the fall.
You can also take this time to learn a new skill through online tutorials and instructional videos. This skill doesn’t even need to be directly related to your area of study. Practicing a new language or learning basic coding skills are both great ways to gain a competitive edge and improve your resume.
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Take some time for yourself
There’s no shame in taking a bit of time to relax and unwind this summer—it is called summer break for a reason, after all. Use this time to better yourself, both mentally and physically.
Start a new exercise routine or experiment with different diets to find what works best for you. You can also use this time to experiment with meditation and yoga or to find a different form of self-care that best suits your needs. Indulge your creative pursuits, and develop a hobby that you truly love and will be able to take back with you to school.
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