It is important you look after yourself throughout the summer – you’ve earned yourself a decent break. With five weeks or more stretching out in front of you, it’s still important to find things to do in the summer holidays to avoid feeling bored or restless.
While it is tempting to spend the first couple of weeks doing nothing, we’ve got some suggestions of how you can make the most of the rest of your summer. You could learn something new, gain some work experience and maybe enjoy yourself a bit in the process…
Here’s some practical tips to help you look after your wellbeing over the summer break:
Get out in nature – Spending time in nature has significant benefits to our physical and mental health. Fortunately, Nottingham is known for its beautiful green spaces. Only minutes away from the City centre, the Arboretum is the perfect place to rest your head on a sunny summer’s day. If you prefer being further from the city, The Attenborough Nature Reserve is also a popular destination for walkers, runners, and cyclists. NottinghamCityGov has a list of green spaces to explore
Learn new skills – You might fancy learning a new skill. The great thing about the summer break is that, free from timetables and exams, you have more choice about what you do with your time. Take this as an opportunity to dabble in something new or even develop an existing skill.
Work Experience or Volunteering –Instead of sitting around during the summer holidays, you could choose to make the most of your valuable time off by organising some work experience or volunteering. Discover internships and part-time jobs, especially those matching your career preferences and develop your CV.
Connect with others – the pandemic has taught us the importance to staying connected with family and friends. Plan when your next meet up, so you have something to look forward to. Visit Nottinghamshire offers lots places for you and your loved ones to eat-out or social events to attend.
Stay organised — The summer break is all about rest and relaxation but ensuring you’re organised ready for September can be a huge weight off your mind! If you’re returning in September make sure you’ve submitted everything you need for re-enrolment. If you’re joining us in September we can’t wait to meet you! Keep an eye on your emails and make sure you respond to anything you need to and attend your enrolment appointment. This is to ensure you get enrolled onto your correct course and have all the information you need to get off to a smooth start this September.
If you haven’t applied for a course yet, don’t worry, applications are still open. Click here to apply online: http://nottm.co/future-ready