The Summer Season Can Be A Time For Relaxation And Productivity For Students
The summer season often conjures up images of pool parties, picnics, grilled foods, late nights, and fireflies. It’s a time of year for many students and families to take a much-needed break from the daily grind and go on vacation. Yet, during the three-month stretch that is summer, many students also report experiencing periods of boredom. Summer can be both a relaxing time and a productive time… the two are not mutually exclusive.
If you are a high school student getting ready for the annual summer break, here are three creative ways in which you can spend a portion of that time…
#1: Students can use their summer break to be challenged by a new art project.
Do you love the arts? Have you also been longing to try something new? Then, as a high school student, you may enjoy spending a portion of the summer season working on a new art project. Be sure to use the time you have during the summer season, and the opportunity of your break from classes, to get outside of your comfort zone. Explore a new artistic medium!
If you are a writer, then maybe give acrylic painting a try. Maybe you are into watercolors, so then switch it up to oil paints. Are you good at video editing? Take a break from the videos and give clay sculpture a whirl. All artists can benefit from trying new mediums for creative expression. This allows artists to stretch, to grow, and to see both life and the arts from new vantage points. Plus, summer enrichment programs are yet another terrific way to gain new skills and insights.
#2: Students can use their summer break to engage in outdoor adventures.
Many people spend a large portion of their time indoors. For online high school students, this also translates into a lot of time spent looking at screens. While digital knowledge is incredibly important for a quality education, getting outside for random adventures can also be critically important for mental and physical wellbeing. If you are a high school student who has the bulk of their interests situated around online opportunities, then dare to stretch yourself by engaging with the natural world.
There are several ways to have an outdoor adventure during the summer break. Students can go swimming in new locations, join educational nature hiking groups, partake in wilderness retreats, participate in local biking adventures, go bird watching, learn martial arts in classes offered at local parks, and even plant an herb garden.
#3: Students can learn a new sport during their summer break.
Sports can be an indoor or outdoor activity, so high school students can choose whichever they prefer. Learning, in general, helps to keep the mind sharp and to fend off boredom, so the chance to learn a new sport can provide enhancement for individual cognitive abilities, provide a boost for strategic thinking, improve physical balance and coordination, and create improved reaction times.
While it can feel daunting to try a new sport, doing so can also help students confront and overcome the natural fear that we all have of the unknown. Plus, engaging in recreational sports activities bolsters physical health, too, through regular exercise sessions.
Thinking about working a job over the summer break? Make sure you check out Top 5 Summer Jobs In Business For High School Students.
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