Things to do Over Summer Break

By: Saron Amdemeskel

June 8, 2021

School is coming to an end, and summer is getting closer. There are only a few more days left of school, and then it’s finally summer. A time to relax and not have to worry about school. Here are some ideas of things you could do to have fun and relax:. 

Watch a movie/tv show

Watching a movie/tv show is a great way to relax and have fun. You can watch it with your family, friends, or even just by yourself. Open your streaming platform of choice, pick a movie/tv show you want to watch, make some popcorn, stretch your legs, and relax. Need some movie/tv show ideas? Here are a few movie ideas: Cruella, Godzilla vs. Kong, and To All the Boys; Always and Forever. Here are a few tv show ideas: Stranger Things, The 100, Euphoria, Outer Banks, and The Flash.

Take a walk

Taking a walk is a great way to clear your mind. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, go out and take a walk to relieve your stress. Walking increases endorphins which help reduce stress. You could also go with friends or family. When you’ve finished, you’ll find yourself feeling relaxed. Walking is also a great way to get in some exercise during the day. It has a lot of benefits for your health and fitness. It also improves your mood and self-esteem. So get up off your couch or chair, put on your shoes, and take a walk. 

Go on a bike ride

Like walking, biking is a great way to reduce stress hormones in your body. It improves your mood and is fun to do! It’s also great for your health and well-being. You could even listen to music, an audiobook, or a podcast while biking. 

Crochet

Crochet is a great way to bring out the creativity in you. Crocheting is when you use a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. You can crochet many things from scarfs, hats, and bracelets to bigger projects like sweaters, cardigans, and tops. It’s a great way to keep your hands busy while listening to music, an audiobook, or a podcast. Here are some websites and videos to help you get started.

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/how-to-crochet-for-beginners-979092 

https://youtu.be/aAxGTnVNJiE 

Journal

Journaling is a great way to get your thoughts on paper. Writing down about your day will help you clear your head. You can start by writing a little every day. You can write your thoughts, what you’re grateful for, how your day went, goals, lists, etc. So set aside a part of your day to write down what you would like. Here’s a website to get you started.

 

https://www.highlifenorth.com/2021/01/23/how-to-start-mindfulness-journaling/  

Read

Reading is a great way to relax. There are many great books out there that you could read. Here are a few books you could try: One of Us is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret, The Giver, The Poet X, Truly Devious, and Renegades. So find a place to read, get out your book, and get going. Here is a list of more books you could read.

https://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366/your-favorites-100-best-ever-teen-novels 

Summer is a time to relax and do different things. Hopefully, these ideas help you fill your time once school is over. Have a great summer!

Resources used

5 Mental Health benefits of Cycling

National Walking Day: 5 Ways Walking Helps To Relieve Stress