As a college student, the summer time usually means meeting up with old friends, spending time with the family, or vacation adventures. Although these are all the perks of summer, these couple months off of school also usually mean saving up money by working as much as humanly possible. College is undeniably one of the first places young adults learn how fast money really goes. As important as it is to save money, it is equally as important to find that happy medium between work and leisure.
Let’s take a step back into the past, right around the beginning of May; You just finished up that stressful week of finals and cannot wait to head home for the summer. After that first weekend home, you start working every day and the thought of school has become extinct in your brain. Before you know it, it will be the end of August and you will be repacking up your things to take on this next semester of homework, quizzes, and finals. That being said, it is important to take some time this summer for yourself to help rebuild that mental fortitude you will need to finally get that 4.0 in the fall.
At this point, I know exactly what you’re thinking, “I want to have fun this summer but I’m trying to save money for school.” Although it may seem that way, enjoying this summer doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are so many options for activities this summer that are either very cheap, or even FREE. Yes, free. Who ever said we’re too old to go to a local park and play catch or soccer with some friends? Or what about catching some rays at the closest beach? There are endless options for you to take advantage of this summer to relax your mind.
Many people neglect the mental health part of your overall health. Keeping your mind strong will help you see improvement in almost every other thing you do. In order to do that this summer, it is important to take that step back from everything you have going on and just devote some time for yourself in something you love to do.
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