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With summer approaching, planning how to spend the break can stir mixed emotions.

It might seem daunting to ensure the days off from school are not wasted, but it can also be thrilling to organize numerous adventures with friends and family.

Instead of sleeping the summer away, consider these tips to create memorable stories to share when it’s over.

Create a Summer Bucket List

Gather a few friends and head to Michaels or Walmart. Purchase a large white sheet of paper and some markers or any art supplies you have available.

Grab some snacks or pizza and host a get-together with your friends to brainstorm a summer bucket list of activities to enjoy together or individually.

Once you’ve finalized at least ten fun activities, write them down on your poster board.

It's a good idea to write with pencil first before tracing over it with your marker of choice.

If your group is creating a shared bucket list, setting deadlines for some activities can make it more exciting and challenging.

Instead of vague goals like “read more books” or “visit the beach,” be specific.

For example, aim to “read four summer romance novels by Aug. 1” or “go to the beach three times before the end of June.”

These specific goals will help solidify your plans and prevent them from just being words on paper.

After setting your goals, add them to your calendar to keep track of your events. Place the bucket list in a frequently visited room if it’s yours, or in a common hangout spot if it’s a group list.

Find a Summer Job

Achieving your summer plans is easier when you have some money.

Plan your activities according to your budget, and if money is tight, start looking for summer job opportunities now.

Enjoy the chance to work long hours without the burden of schoolwork. Balancing a job with a heavy course load can be tough, so take advantage of the summer to boost your bank account.

Whether it’s a job at a fast food restaurant with perks like discounted or free food, or a retail job at the mall with employee discounts, use your free time to earn some money to support your summer plans.

Hit the Gym

A gym membership offers amenities that you may not often have time for during the year.

For example, gyms like LA Fitness have pools and saunas that can provide an evening of relaxation.

Some gyms also offer free classes such as pilates and zumba, which are excellent for self-care or a gym date with a friend!

If a gym membership isn’t in your budget, running at a local park or around your neighborhood is just as effective.

Target and Walmart also sell affordable exercise gear for at-home workouts that can save you both time and money.

Remember, summer is a great time to relax and catch up on sleep, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to try new hobbies and meet new people. Keep yourself busy and commit to self-improvement!

 

Source: highlandernews

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