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What to Do During the Summer Holidays

After a whole year of hard work, you may be wondering what you can do during the summer holidays. Here are some suggestions.

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What to Do During the Summer Holidays

After a whole year of hard work, you may be wondering what you can do during the summer holidays. Here are some suggestions.

1. Rest

Don’t feel guilty. Take some time to relax. After all, that’s what holidays are all about!

2. Movies

See the latest films at the cinema, or just pick one of the old classics you haven’t seen for a while.

3. Beach or swimming pool

When you’re feeling a bit bored, a dip in the water will improve your mood. Of course, make sure to protect your skin with a hat and sunscreen.

4. Learn a skill

You might be interested in trying something new, such as cooking, doing yoga or playing a musical instrument. The summer is a great time for that.

5. Read

You’ve got plenty of time. Although technology has taken over a major part of our lives, there is nothing more entertaining and informative than burying your head in a good book.

6. Writing

Keep a journal of what you are doing during the holiday. Maintaining a diary helps you have a clear view of the events of the day.

7. Travel

Visit places you have never been to. You don’t need to make a long journey to find such places. They may be just near where you are.

8. Sport

If you are not already doing it, think of taking up jogging, walking, tennis, soccer, or whatever… Make a decision about it and start exercising in order to be healthier, reduce stress and get ready for going back to work.

What to Do During the Summer Holidays- Version 2

A) It could be interesting to try a new activity like dancing, making cakes or playing chess. there isn’t a better moment to start.

B) If you can’t think of what to do, going for a splash in the sea will make you feel better. Obviously take care not to get burnt by the sun.

C) Go somewhere new. You don’t have to go far from home to do it. There could be an interesting place just around the corner from where you live.

D) Central to being on holiday is doing nothing, so you shouldn’t feel bad about it.

E) Each day of your holiday, pen down your thoughts of what you have done. The result will be a great complement to your photo album and bring back memories of what happened in more detail.

F) Unless you’re already into keeping fit, how about taking up regular exercise? Decide what would be best for you and stick at it. That way, your health will improve, stress levels drop and you’ll be ready to get back to the office when your holiday ends.

G) With lots of time to kill, put down your iphone or tablet for a change, and re-discover the pleasure of getting into a great novel.

H) You can go out for the big screen experience with pop corn, but just as good is a night in with one of your favourite DVDs you keep saying you want to see again.

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