So as we all know, the summer holidays are approaching us here in the UK, or if you are like me then they would have already started. But they can be so boring, so long and just not as fun action packed as you’d liked them to be. If you’ve got lots of time on your hands this summer then continue reading to discover some of the ways you could keep busy this summer…
1. MAKE SOME MONEY
This is such a great way to stay busy, meet new people, and earn money at the same time! Here are some ways in which you could make money this summer:
- Babysit a neighbour/cousin/family friend
- Offer car washes around your neighbourhood
- Make a little ‘business card’ which offers pet-sitting, taking dogs for walks, feeding pets whilst owners are away.
- Sell your old things in a car boot/garage sale.
- Ask your local bakery, hairdressers, and any other small stores if there are any vacancies available for this summer. If you are 16 then get your CV together and hand a load out in town, and check the Indeed website (a great job searching engine)
- Offer to do household/garden chores for your family
- Use your social media skills and offer to be a social media manager for a small company this summer – it is likely that people will go away this summer and therefore need someone to post on their Instagram while they are away. To find out more info, there are some great articles on the internet, like THIS and THIS.
2. FIND A NEW HOBBIE
e.g.. get a camera out, why not make a day of it? You could travel to a park or wherever and start capturing some great pics. This summer I have told myself to get back into sewing and making things, and so far I have adjusted the straps on one top. So, yes, I’d like to rekindle my love for a sewing machine which was my best friend when I was about 8-10 years old! Try and discover a new passion, one that doesn’t involve staring at ya phone for 5 hours a day (I know, I know, it’s hard!!). You could even start your own blog, or YouTube channel, be brave and go for it! You may find my ‘How To Start A Blog‘ post a helpful read.
3. CATCH UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
You might not feel like seeing your friends and family when stress levels are high at school, but spending some quality time with them over the summer will help you catch up. Suggest going on days out, there will be tons of free things to do in your local area if you have a research. Or do what my family did and collect £1 coins for a few weeks/a month and spend them on a day out!
Also try and meet up with friends from school as you will most probably cherish the memories you make during the long summer break, so make the most of it while you can! You could jump on the train and go somewhere – if you live near a coastal town like me, then the getting the train there is an option. Or even taking a picnic to the park is a lovely thing to do on a warm summers day.
4. HAVE A HUGE CLEAR OUT
It’s easy to get caught up all year round with bits and pieces that you don’t really need. Therefore, having a real good clear out of your bedroom and house can make you feel very refreshed and satisfied. Why not sell some of your old (forgotten or grown out of?) clothes on Depop – follow mine @tillyblowers , I’ve recently added lots of new stuff 🙂 .
5. REFRESH YOUR ROOM
Have a little move about of your furniture, or even redecorate. This could be a great summer project, you could try and create your new room on a budget – THIS BLOG POST of mine could be very useful for you! Even if it’s just changing up the colour scheme of your room, it’s a great way to refresh your outlook this summer!
I hope you all have a great summer, and remember to make the most of it and enjoy yourselves!
Are you going anywhere nice this summer?