1. Working out can be a bore, but don’t let that break a health kick this summer, so take up a new form of fitness. Exercising can seem like punching a clock, especially when doing it alone; ask a local gym about a Zumba or yoga class. Round up the girls and try out a new class.
2. Although it’s summer vacation, and it has already been embedded in the brain to focus on relaxation, try to find an internship. Just because the seasons have changed, doesn’t mean the level of progression plummet - use the summer to stay sharp.
3. Part time work will become your new best friend ... well, on paydays that is! Nonetheless, a part time job is preventative of a little disease by the name of “Midday May” boredom. Trust us, it gets lonely being the only one home all week.
4. Purge your closet before heading out for new fall clothes. Summer purging can bring joy into any gal’s life, but it is more difficult for some than others; however, it can be much needed. Start by removing anything that is discarded, long forgotten on the floor of the closet. Looking for a push to purge? Here are the perks: 1. Room for a new wardrobe 2. Extra cash, try selling some of the baggage to places like Plato’s Closet. 3. Piece of mind due to less clutter 4. Feeling good, donate to Goodwill 5. Less to haul back to college in the fall
5. Create a summer reading list. The way CG sees it is during the school year there’s less time cut out for leisure reading, and there’s no better time than the summer to catch up on all the juiciest novels of the past year. So grab a novel, and lose yourself on the nearest “sunbrella.” Bonus: reading can help increase your writing skills, which will help with essays when classes resume.
6. It may sound dreadful, but consider taking on a few summer credit hours. Being ahead can help ensure graduating on time or help lighten the course load in the future. Try an online class, so you don’t even have to get dressed for class. Or consider fun courses, where travel makes them feel like a vacay of its own.
Sacrificing a slice of summer may seem terrible at first, but we promise the reward will be worth it in the long hall, when you walk into the first day of class organized and ahead of your peers.
By: Kiarra Sylvester | Image: Source