The Do’s and Don’ts of summer

Another year of school completed; it is that time of year once again. Every year, summer vacation drives students to take time off and enjoy life, but when the freedom of summer kicks in, there are certain things you should and should not do.

Do: try something new

School tends to be ten months of stress and headaches, while summer is two months of whatever your heart desires. Step out of your comfort zone and try something you have not done before! Life is full adventure while we are young, so why not explore and make the most of it.

Do: make the most of your time off

Nobody wants to have a boring, uneventful summer. Make the most of your time off school by going to the beach with friends and enjoying the freedom that comes with the break. Find activities to do with your peers or just relax by the pool.

Do: get to know new people

Every school year new people come into your life, summer vacation is the perfect time to get to know them! Head down to the beach for a day and chill with these new friends you’ve made throughout the year.

Do: travel somewhere new

Life is full of adventure while you are young, take advantage of it. Spend some time and go on a trip to a place you have not been before; country, state or even just a theme park! Go somewhere new so you can gain new experiences.

Don’t: sleep your break away

Yes, break is a good time to catch up on all the sleep you missed out on during the school year, but that is not an excuse to go to bed at 2 a.m. and wake up at 2 p.m. Stay on a consistent sleep schedule so that way when school starts up in August, you will not have to get back into routine.

Don’t: forget the sunscreen

It is very simple. No sunscreen plus a hot day equals a very bad summer. Not only will sunscreen protect you from looking like a lobster or piece of toast, but it blocks off the harmful rays of the sun that cause skin cancer.

Don’t: change who you are

Summer vacation is often a time to stop and look at life… sometimes you may realize something needs to change for the better; maybe study habits, social life or even just finding time to take a break from school. Make a change for the better, but don’t change who you are as a person.

Don’t: do something stupid you will regret later

It may be cliche, but students still have A LOT of learning to do when it comes to what’s right and wrong. There may be a few parties you attend this summer and with the freedom of driving, make sure you stay safe and smart!

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