5 Ideas to Make This Your Most Productive Summer

June 18, 2020 6:06 am

Summer is known as the time for relaxation, fun and pure indulgence, which is why we often spend it by going on a holiday, or even lounging around our homes, and recharging our batteries. However, the slow pace of summer also makes it ideal for self-improvement, and doing those things we always wish we could, but simply never found the time to do. So, here are some areas where you can focus your efforts, for the most productive summer yet:

1. Experiment with writing

While writing during your free time might not seem appealing when it’s already a regular part of your work or schooling, writing as a creative and emotional outlet is an entirely different experience. You can decide to start a novel, white poems or short stories, or even start a journal – it’s completely up to you. But no matter what form of writing you opt for, it will undoubtedly be a healthy and efficient way of releasing any built-up stress and negative emotions that have accumulated during the year. It might also be a good idea to read a few good books as well, not only to inspire you and broaden your horizons, but also to help improve your vocabulary, ultimately making you a better writer.

2. Redesign your workspace

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A good living and working environment can do wonders for your overall productivity, which is why it would be a great idea to redesign your space during this free time. You can do something as simple as cleaning up your desk and making a good organizing system to boost efficiency. Or, you might want to go all out, and paint your room in a warm, bright color and decorate it with plants for a livelier atmosphere. If you don’t already have a space dedicated to studying/working/hobbies, now might be the perfect time to invest in a spacious desk and a comfortable chair. No matter how you decide to revamp your space, tidying up and organizing is a great way to prepare yourself for the upcoming working months, and boost productivity.

3. Learn how to play drums

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Gaining new skills or improving existing ones is a crucial aspect of self-development, and the slower pace of summer is the ideal time to pick up a new hobby. As playing instruments is something most people wish they could do, drumming might be the perfect option. Apart from improving coordination, boosting brain power and helping you gain some upper-body strength, playing drums can also promote relaxation and happiness, while simply being an incredibly attractive instrument. As long as you have enough space, you can get a quality drum kit and decide to begin your drumming this summer, for a fun and productive season.

4. Volunteer in your neighborhood

If you want to help make a positive change, but you simply can’t commit to a cause full-time, summer is a great time to dedicate a few days a week to a local charity or non-profit organization. There are bound to be plenty of opportunities to volunteer at a charity or shelter in your town or city, whether it’s reading to children at your local library, taking care of animals in a nearby animal shelter, or helping to feed and clothe the underprivileged members of your community. Regardless of which organization you opt for, volunteering is one of the most productive, noble and fulfilling ways you could spend you summer.

5. Get a part-time job or side hustle

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If you’re a high school or college student on a break, summer is ideal for getting an internship or a part-time job at a local business. Not only will you be able to earn some extra cash to spend during the summer, but it could also turn out to be brilliant work experience that will look great on your CV, making it one of the most productive things you could do this season. If you already have a full-time job, however, you can use this additional free time during the summer to start a side hustle you were always interested in. Whether it’s writing a blog or starting your own small business, a side hustle can be great for exploring your passions, while earning some extra money.

While the summer isn’t long enough to experience everything you might like, this list will hopefully give you a few ideas you could implement into your summer routine, for a productive and fulfilling season.

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