Sometimes, summer vacation, or any other vacation, can become quite boring if it lacked proper planning. Some people blame the fact that they don't have vacations, and they're always busy. but when they finally have the chance to be with their family, they find themselves wandering around with nothing to do.
So here are 8 things you could do the next time you're on a vacation, and you have nothing to do:
1. Go on a trip
The first thing that may come up to you when you're on a vacation, and the most loved activity by people is to go on a trip, be it to another country, or just the other side of the city. You can take your family or friends with you too, and don't forget to take lots of pictures!
2. Do something on your bucket list
A bucket list is simply a list of things you want(ed) to do before you die, but never got the chance to. If you don't have a bucket list yet, create one just now! It doesn't take much time, and hey you're on a vacation aren’t you? (;
3. Read a book
If you are anything like me, you always have a bunch of books that you want to read/buy, but never had the time to. Take advantage of this free time to read a book or two. If you don't know any good books to read, just join a book club. That way, You’d have someone to discuss the book with too.
4. Catch up with old acquaintances
When was the last time you called your grandma to check out on her? Or that old friend of yours that you promised to stay in touch with?
You used to blame lack of time for it, but now you have all the time you need, you have no more excuse to pick up that phone, and dial up that number.
5. Evaluate your progress & Set new goals
How are you faring in different parts of your life?
Evaluate your progress financially, socially, spiritually… refer to this article for further information on how to evaluate each part of your life.
Also, review your progress on your previously set goals and plans. If you don’t have any yet , and even if you do, make sure you set new goals for the parts of your life you’re not faring good at, such as loosing weight, earning more money, meditating, meeting new people…
6. Start a blog
I believe that everyone has a message to share with the world. Especially if you’re reading this specific blog. I’ve found blogging to be a great way to reach out to as many people as possible.
I talk more about it in 4 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog.
7. Learn a new skill
During this summer vacation, I’ve learned three new skills (at least). I’ve learned how to use Photoshop efficiently, in addition to programming and playing chess… and a bunch of other random hacks…
Invest your time in learning new skills and you’ll never regret it, I am sure it will prove itself to be useful whatever the field you work in is.
8. Watch a movie OR Listen to a song
So many times, movies and songs have changed my life.
Try to find a good movie or a good song on the internet, and completely immerse yourself in it. Hopefully you’ll find that one movie or song that will change the way you live for good.
How about you? What do you do when you're on a vacation? Please share in the comments below.
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