As July turns to August, and school slowly dawns upon us, many of us are likely to be having those summer regrets, where we wished we had enjoyed the freedom while we had it. Here is how you can still make the most of this summer before school starts.
By Ava Kesler
1. Put that phone down
The phone has become the largest time-sucker there ever was. With social media apps and an endless source of entertainment just a touch away, people are wasting hours upon hours of these beautiful summer months scrolling through meaningless and pointless posts.
While social media is too big of a part of the current generation to completely ignore, it does not need to consume our lives. A quick check on our social media might leave us online until it's dark out, and we realize a whole day is gone.
Try using app limits or simply put your phone away in another room or drawer so it is out of the way. Even if you miss a text or post for a while, it will be there when you get back. Just trying this for an hour or two is sure to set you on the right track to having a better summer.
2. Spend time with friends
Take advantage of the extra time summer gives you and make plans with friends to hang out. You could go to the mall, walk around town, and check out local activities in your area.
This not only gives you new impressions and excitement, but it will also help establish friendships for the new school year which will make the long school days much more enjoyable.
3. Try something new
I know it sounds cliche, and I know it sounds like a lot of work, but just take a day to try out the one thing you've been really wanting to do. Whether that be starting a bullet journal, perfecting an instrument, working out to a YouTube video, these little things will add some excitement to summer and make it much more memorable.
4. Get your life together
Summer is the perfect transition between school years to get your life together. Start planning the next steps in your life depending on where you stand, whether that be planning your high school classes to choosing colleges to apply to to finding a job, making a plan of some sort will help you become more calm and focused, and confident in your future.
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