Summer isn't all about rest and relaxation. Summer is also a time to give back to the community, help others and get ready for the future.
1 Some community service.
For some college scholarships, a certain number of hours are required before applying. Additionally, by doing community service you might find a hobby or activity you might want to pick up. Doing community service also will help you in figuring out what you don't like.
2 A full day without technology.
In society today, everything seems to be connected to technology. Take a day off and notice a different perspective of the world. Maybe go to the beach and read a book (no e-books).
3 College tours.
Before the hassle of signing up for colleges comes, get ahead of the game and visit a few that are of interest to you. Through college tours, you'll be able to narrow your list to the schools that you like the most.
4 Something nice for someone.
Everyone likes to receive a compliment or a kind act, whether it's having the door held open for him or her or a simple smile. However, it can sometimes be even more rewarding when you do something nice for someone else.
5 Make dinner for your family.
By cooking dinner for your family, not only will you relieve that job from the person who's assigned the role, but your family members will appreciate your effort in doing something nice for them (even if you're serving up mystery meat).
6 A midnight movie premiere.
The ambiance at a midnight movie premiere is something completely different from a regular movie showing, especially when it's enjoyed with friends.
7 Donate old clothes.
Refresh your closet and give your old clothes to a good cause. It's the best time to declutter and destress in more than one way. Get rid of unwanted clothing and help someone else.
8 Go to a flea/fresh market. m
Flea/fresh markets are some of the best places to find not only fresh produce but unique, healthy and sometimes even handmade clothing and products for a discounted price. Admittance into fresh markets are free most of the time and are fun — even if you don't buy anything.
9 Visit a water park.
The summer heat is grueling. Combat the heat with a water park for fun amid the sun.
Don't be one of those people who comes back after summer break with an extra 10 pounds. Channel your energy in a positive way and adopt a healthier lifestyle.