Holidays! – How to banish boredom

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Holidays: Relax at home!
You can relax at home too!

LEARNING HACKS Summer vacation! A strenuous school year lies behind us. But while for some the most beautiful time of the year begins, others don’t know what to do with themselves during these 6 weeks. Here you can find out how to make the most of your holidays.

6 weeks without school are the dream of many students. But when the euphoria of the first few days has died down, many are faced with a great deal of boredom. What can you do during the holidays? For those who don’t go on vacation (which is difficult anyway because of corona), the actually most beautiful time of the year can turn into a real nightmare.

But those who haven’t found a holiday job and don’t want to prepare anything for the coming school year don’t necessarily have to lie on the sofa and watch Netflix 24/7. Finding relaxing and efficient activities at the same time is not as difficult as it first seems. Here are a few tips on how to make your holidays an unforgettable time.

1. Vacation

Recovery should of course be the top priority. But it does not always have to be vacation abroad. Even in the immediate vicinity you can find great day trip destinations.

Maybe there is a bathing lake or an open-air swimming pool nearby that wants to become your second home on hot days. Or would you prefer a camping trip with friends? Then pack up your tent and a few friends and off you go to the nearby forest, beach, mountains, etc. If all this is too stressful for you, you might like to have your own sun bed in your own garden or nearby park… Everything is possible, the main thing is to get out of your room!

More fun ideas on what to do (e.g. if your summer holiday has been cancelled) can be found here.

2. Holiday jobs

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The absolute classic among the holidays of older pupils is of course the holiday job. Here you can supplement your pocket money or gain some work experience. An internship is also possible in this sense. However, holiday jobs themselves can only be done from the age of 15 and initially only with the consent of the parents. But who knows, maybe your dream job is already there …

3. Preparation for the next school year

It’s the holidays and you’re still supposed to be in school?! Of course not – at least not exclusively. But in fact, the summer holidays are a good time to work on knowledge that somehow got lost during the last school year. To do so, simply redo old exercises or – and this is my best tip – create overviews on certain topics.

This not only consolidates old material, but also prepares you for the next school year, which is why I recommend this method especially to prospective high school graduates (you can never start early enough with learning overviews …).

Note: This does not mean that you should be busy with learning the whole holiday! Rather, it is a good way to avoid boredom maybe (with music in the background) if you really don’t know what to do with yourself. And you also learn on the side!

4. Holiday plan for at home

My holiday plan 2020

You have included the previous points in your planning and still have time? Here your own holiday activity plan can help. It is neither a concrete daily routine nor a list to work through, but rather a collection of ideas to pass the time. Is there something you always wanted to do but never got around to? Now is the ideal time to dig into your imagination. Write a book, design a photo book of last year, learn a new language: there are no limits!

Start right now! Find your motivation here.

5. Your ideas

(There are no ideas from you yet, so what are you waiting for? I could need some help …)

Do you have any other great ideas for your own holiday that others still need to know about? Write in the comments and I will add them to the list above.

Until then, I wish you one thing above all: exciting holidays!

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