The college school year can be an extremely grueling experience filled with long days of studying and classes. This is why for many students the summer break comes as great relief. While rest and relaxation are very important during the summer break, it is also important that you do not completely waste your time off. These are four great ways to stay active and get the most out of your summer break.

 

Pick Up a New Hobby

 

Hobbies are excellent ways to pass the time while also making yourself a more well-rounded person. Since you finally have an open schedule, the summer break is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby. Focus on areas that have always seemed interesting but you neglected in the past. Learning a new instrument, growing a garden, drawing and cooking are a few of the most popular options.

 

Volunteer in the Community

 

You may have been away from home for most of the year, but it is always important to give back to your hometown community. The best way to help the community is by volunteering your time for a good cause. Whether you pass out meals or help out at the local senior center, it should not be too hard to find volunteer options in any city. In addition to helping those in need, this volunteer time will also look great on your resume after graduation.

 

Go on a Trip

 

College summer break is the only time where you will have three months with no responsibilities until retirement. Take advantage of this free time by going on a long trip. If you’ve always wanted to go camping, plan a trip with your close family or friends. Visit places that you’ve never been to before. Embracing new cultures is the best way to get the most out of your vacation. Traveling during summer break is important because you may never get the time to do it after graduating.

 

Join a Sports League

 

Summer break is the perfect time to reconnect with old friends in your hometown. Joining a recreational sports league will bring everyone together while having a great time. Beach volleyball and softball are two of the more popular summer sports that anyone can play. These leagues are all about having fun, so your skill level is completely irrelevant.

 

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”

(Philippians 4:4)