Summer is here! Just because school is over doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do. If you want to beat summer boredom, keep reading! Here are some tips for picking a summer activity, under each tip follow along with Grace as she picks a summer activity!
Write down a list of your interests: Do you like sports, reading, or writing? Writing down a list of general interests can help you to develop a plan for this summer.
Grace likes to play soccer, read, and hike.
Set some goals: Setting goals can help ensure you accomplish all of your summer activities. Set a date for yourself to complete an activity by. For example, maybe you want to read 5 books by Labor Day, or maybe you want to practice your soccer skills three days a week for the whole summer.
Grace set a goal to improve her dribbling by the end of the summer. William has a goal of making his high school soccer team next year, he especially wants to work on his footwork.
Reward yourself: Give yourself a reward for working hard when you achieve your goal. Your reward can be anything that makes you happy! Maybe a fun day at the pool or even just a high-five with a sibling.
Grace and William don’t practice soccer for a full week because their cousin is visiting. They promise each other to continue their practice next week, after their cousin leaves, and they do!
Written by Grace Pelak
MPH Candidate 2021 | Nutrition Concentration
Gillings School of Global Public Health, the University of North Carolina