How To Prevent Boredom During The Summer Holidays

July 16, 2016

Hello again! It’s finally summer (despite the weather) and thus begins the long summer holidays. I finished university for the year almost two months ago so my summer started a little earlier than usual.

I always struggle with keeping myself busy and motivated during the summer holidays because I get into a routine of doing nothing. This is okay to do sometimes but I find that I’ve wasted a day if I just sit inside and watch TV. So here’s some tips on how to keep motivated and busy during the summer.
Find a summer job

If you’re old enough, having a job during the summer is a really great way to keep yourself busy and earn some extra cash! I work part time in a big department store, which can be very challenging but is also fun at the same time. I have to drag myself out of bed, get dressed and do my hair & make up and I always feel better after doing this. Even if you’re not looking for paid employment, there are loads of volunteering opportunities that can keep you busy and also give you great experience.

     Set yourself goals

This might sound a bit cliché, but I find giving myself goals and targets really helpful. For instance, my goals for this summer is to learn how to drive, learn sign language, get in better shape (physically and mentally) and to start a blog. I’ve already achieved one of these goals and I’m really enjoy tracking my progress for each of my goals. Having goals gives you something to work towards and it can be very rewarding once you have achieved them.
Some other goals for the summer could be; visit three different cities, learn to cook five new recipes (great for if you’re about to start university), learn a new skill or hobby, make three new friends, join a sports club, attend a meet-up/convention. . .


     Make plans

This may seem kind of obvious but even I forget this one sometimes. Sometimes I’m sat at home, bored out of my brain and then I realise I haven’t texted my friends all day or arranged to meet up with anyone. Making plans to see friends and get out the house is great to stop yourself from getting bored during the summer holidays. These could small plans like going for a drink or watching a movie at the cinema. Or they could be bigger plans like going on holiday, going to a music festival or going on a road trip.

     Join a gym/ Start working out

I used to hate working out and going to the gym used to feel like a nightmare rather than something enjoyable. But once I got into it, I found myself feeling more energised and happier. Summer is the perfect opportunity to get into shape and get fit if you want too. I personally don’t set myself a target weight or a work out schedule, I just go to the gym when I feel like it. Don’t think of exercise as a gruelling chore, try and think of it as something productive to do that will benefit your body.  

Like most things, exercise should be done in moderation. If you’re just starting out or just want to get back into a good work out routine, it’s best to start off small and then build yourself up. It’s not healthy or productive to overwork yourself and in the long run it can make you ill.

     Make a list of books you want to read

This might not be for everyone, but I personally love reading. I find it gives me inspiration and new ideas. I stopped reading for a while as I had to make time for important things like my studies and my job, but now I’ve got more time to myself I am able to get into a good book. Reading is a great pass time, it doesn’t cost a lot and you can do it pretty much anywhere. I love reading before I go to bed as it tires me out and puts positive thoughts in my head before I sleep.

 Get yourself organised

The summer holidays go very quickly and in  the blink of an eye it'll be September again. It's never too early to start preparing yourself for school, college, university of whatever your doing once summer finishes. 

    I wish I started getting myself together for university much earlier last summer. Towards the end of August and the start of September, I was rushing about like a headless chicken trying to sort out everything at the last minute If you're going back to school, try doing some stationary shopping. I personally find stationary shopping so exciting, I'm not too sure why but I always find it satisfying buying a collection of highlighters and pens. 
    You can also just try and get things in your life organised. Try having a clear out of your wardrobe (this will gives you space for new clothes), re-decorating your room or sorting out your make-up draw. I find that I have a lot of old, worn out make up that for some reason I still have in my make-up draw.

 Enjoy yourself!

Unfortunately, I’m not going anywhere this summer and probably going to spend most my time working my butt off so I can save up for a car. Never the less, it’s always important to make time for yourself. Summer is the perfect time for making memories so whether that’s at work or on holidays, always try to enjoy yourself. 

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and it's given you a few ideas on how to keep yourself busy this summer. I hope everyone has a great summer holiday!

I'll write soon, xox

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  1. Great ideas You are so right it is easy to get lazy and definitely should have some lazy days. I have volunteered and loved it, it's a great experience

    1. Thankyou :) I sometimes volunteer at a local animal rescue shelter, I love animals and it feels great to give something back :)

  2. I love this post! x
    Morgan |

  3. I do like to make plans and create a to-read-list.�� it's getting long. Thanks for these tips.��

    1. I'm gonna have to make a trip to Waterstones soon, i've got so many new books I wants to read. My friend studies English literature so she's always giving me recommendations :) xx

  4. Great ideas you've come up with. I'm about to start writing a list of books I want to read! x

    1. There are a few books I want to read before they come out in the cinema as a film :) xx


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