Tips For Surviving Summer Vacation!

June 17, 2011

We love summer. Warm weather, sunny afternoons and long evenings spent outside grilling and having fun make summer of our favorite times of year. For teens, there is also summer vacation. Three whole months off from school can be awesome, but it can also be overwhelming. How do you make the most out of the time you have off so that you can relax, have fun, and maybe even learn something new?
It’s important to make sure you have a balance during the summer, so that you’re not bored, but you’re also not getting the chance to relax and spend time with family and friends. Here are a few of our tips on how to make this summer awesome:

  • Sleep in a little. It can be hard for teens to get up early during the school year, so take this chance to get a little more rest. Just don’t sleep the day away! Set your alarm so that you get up at a consistent time.
  • Get a part time job. Working, even just a couple of days a week, can get you out of the house and keep you from being bored. Plus you’ll earn some money. Maybe it’s time to start saving for holiday gifts!
  • Take on a project or two. Do you hate the color of your room? Save u some money to buy paint and give it a fresh coat! Want to eat healthier? Try growing your own veggie garden!
  • Exercise. nothing helps kick boredom like working up a sweat. You’ll feel better and have more energy for everything else you’re doing during the summer. Even riding your bike or taking a walk can help energize you.
  • Plan something fun! Why not plan a fun trip with your family, and another with your friends? Maybe you can all go camping, or have a family picnic. Ask your parents if you can help organize and plan a get together or vacation over the summer.

With a little bit of planning, you can have a summer vacation that’s fun and exciting. Enjoy the time off and try something new! What kind of plans do you have for your summer vacation?