Ah, the vacations are finally here. After the last few months of hard work and study, nothing could be more fitting than taking some time off to disconnect and relax.
Some people recommend studying or working while others sleep, but rest is necessary, and one of the most important breaks you can take in your professional and personal life. In addition to helping with mental health, taking time for yourself is ideal for coming back from your vacation full steam ahead.
Check out the following six tips on how you can take advantage of this time of year.
1. Discover new activities
Do you know that urge to learn to play the guitar or to go out recording images of different corners of the city? This is the perfect moment to enjoy the extra time, without the pressure of the routine or other demands.
Get involved with new activities and hobbies, do free courses on topics that interest you, and disconnect from the worries of everyday life.
2. Explore your city
Regardless of the size of your city, the reality is that in everyday life it is difficult to explore it in an unpretentious way. Getting to know where you live, visiting the sights and unexplored corners is a way to switch off from your worries and enjoy yourself when you can’t travel.
An extra tip: get on your bike and get to know your city much more freely.
3. Practice physical activities
It is best that you follow this tip all year round, not only during vacations – but your health will also thank you. But truth be told when we have more time, even the way we do physical activities is different.
4. Exercise your mind
With the rush of the study schedule, it is difficult to do non-academic reading, so how about using your vacation to read that fiction book your friends recommended?
5. Take care of your health
Now that you have more time available, don’t procrastinate with your health, huh? Go to the doctor and have routine checkups to see if everything is in order. After all, without good health you can’t do well in your studies, can you?
6. Take a trip
If possible, take a weekend or more days to travel to the beach, to the countryside, or to an area near your home. Enjoy it alone or in company somewhere else, because just getting out of the city will make you feel more energized to face the academic routine again.
Source: Rock Content, Sempre Família, Afya