Do you feel the excitement that comes when a holiday is near?
You can't just wait to reconnect with family and friends, travel, and explore.
You'll get enough sleep and rest (No more morning bells!).
It's okay to get excited. However, it's necessary to make your holiday break useful and productive.
In this article, I'll be showing you how. So, let's take a look at some ways to be productive during your holiday break.
1.) Work on being as healthy as possible
School activities can be stressful. The back-to-back classes, tests, practicals and exams. Holiday breaks are a time to cool off some stress and relax.
Now, you've got a lot of time to relax, sleep and refresh yourself. Try doing some exercise to strengthen your muscles and keep fit for the next session.
Do everything you can to make sure you are as healthy as possible. Your health should always be your priority. Remember, health is wealth.
2.) Learn a new skill and become valuable
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” - Dr. Seuss
In the world today, learning a new skill that can solve problems is very important, and it can serve you for a long term.
What skill can I learn that'll help solve problems around me?
You can either think about it or research it.
Here are some profitable in-demand skills you can learn:
However, you are not limited to these. Research on some skills, understand your capability, and go for it.
3.) Watch relevant educational videos
Don't waste your holiday period playing video games and seeing movies for long hours. You can boost your mental IQ by watching relevant educational videos on Youtube. One awesome thing about Youtube videos is, they are engaging and interactive. It makes learning fun.
Check these educational channels on Youtube:
Common sense education
4.) Read a lot
Do you know that reading reduces stress by 68%? Studies show that when you read 20 minutes a day, you'll read 1,800,000 words a year.
20 minutes from 24 hours a day isn't much, is it?
When you read more, you gain more knowledge. Reading can never be overemphasized. Utilize this holiday to read relevant and valuable books that'll improve your personal development. You can read books that are less academic to update your knowledge bank on different things.
Here are some recommended books to read:
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
The success principles by Jack Canfield
Small move Big change by Caroline Arnold
Failing forward: Turning mistakes into steeping stones for success by John C.Maxwell
Getting things done: The art of stress-free productivity by David Allen
5.) Become a volunteer
Is there something you care about? Something you can give your time and energy to pursue?
You can volunteer.
Most nonprofit organizations are looking for volunteers that can help to serve or contribute, and you can be one of them. When you do find one, give it your A-game. It will help you gain more experience and it can be a great addition to your resume.
So, give it a try. The experience you'll garner will help a lot in the future.
6.) Get ready for the next session and be ahead
Are you entering a new class? Then, get notes and textbooks from those ahead of you and understand what to expect in your new class.
Or, if you are still in the same class but entering a new term, pick up your textbooks, note where you stopped for the session and continue. This will help you get ahead of your peers and make you study less during exams and tests.
Use your holiday period wisely.
7.) Join an Impactful Club
“You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” Jack London
Don't stay idle. Try joining a club or community of people that share the same interests as you. When you do, you get to meet new people, make friends, and share ideas.
You can join clubs like programming clubs, book clubs, writing clubs, talent clubs, drama clubs, etc.
You can also join our incredible club, the Blazing Youngsters Club. A community of young people who are passionate about developing themselves, identifying their talents and becoming better versions of themselves. Trust us, you'll learn a lot.
Make your holiday period worthwhile. Don't stress about doing everything listed here. Pick the ones you can, and give it your best. All we care about is, you use your holiday wisely whilst having fun.
Make it Productive!
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