There goes the bell – you know what that means? School is over and summer is here! Now that time is yours, why not take this chance to try things you couldn’t do on a school day! So, how are you supposed to do that without scrolling the day away? It’s all about finding the right balance between your online and offline life. Here are a few things you can do to maximize your summer:
- Learn a new skill.
Whether it’s learning how to bake or to play a new instrument, nowadays you can take online courses that are quick and easy. However, you can try other ways to learn that involve more than just you and your screen. You know that friend who makes great red velvet crinkles? Invite her over to hang-out and maybe score a private lesson! She’s sure to give you tips you won’t find anywhere online.
- Pay a visit.
Maybe you get to see your relatives on your Facebook feed – like in that recent birthday collage by your aunt but have you seen how your little cousin has grown in over a year or know about your grandpa’s heroic days of yesteryears? There are some stories you can’t tell in a snap. Visit them, chat, and listen. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll learn through your family’s stories.
- Make something.
Redesign your room; create your own phone case or roast up some s’mores! Get inspiration from Pinterest or Tumblr and create something with your hands. You may not find the exact instructions,so just wing it! Trial-and-error is also another way of learning. Let your creativity flow through your fingertips.
- Get sporty.
Watching the big game on pay-per-view? Why not try giving the old basketball a dribble. Maybe you’re into ultimate Frisbee or beach volleyball but your friends aren’t? Try looking for a community online that holds events and join in. You don’t have to be a pro so, just have fun with it! You’re raking in experiences, not medals.
- Get out of the house.
See your city like a tourist – visit the local museum, city parks, village playgrounds, or head over to the mall for a sherbet. Look online for events that can happen around the city. Facebook has tons of suggestions. So, take to the streets and let the events unfold. On your adventure, you’re sure to meet new people and share new perspectives.
Don’t live your life on the screen. Open your mind to new knowledge online but also stretch out your hand to new experiences offline. You can make the most out of your summer when you choose to live it in both worlds. Learn how you can navigate life on and off the screen with JRP.
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