How You Can Use the Summer Break to Transform Your Life

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth as we explore “How You Can Use the Summer Break to Transform Your Life.” The summer break presents a unique opportunity to step back, reassess, and make meaningful changes in various aspects of our lives.

Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply seeking personal growth, this blog will guide you through practical strategies and actionable steps to maximise the potential of your summer break. From setting goals and developing new skills to prioritising health and wellness, join us as we uncover the tips and tricks to having a productive and relaxing summer break!

A group of friends laughing and enjoying coffee

Goal Setting

A great way to make sure that you make the most of your summer break from university is by setting clear goals on what you want to achieve. 

It is important to not get too ambitious with your goals and overcommit yourself since at the end of the day it is your break and you want to feel well-rested before you get back to university again.

You can create small but clear goals like what habits you would like to adopt, what things you would like to try, and places you want to visit amongst many others. 

It can even be smaller things like catching up with friends once a week and so on. 

What matters is that you have a clear idea of what you would like to get done in the summer break so that the time doesn’t fly by and you have no idea what you did with it!

Person writing goals on a paper for summer break

Self Reflect 

Another amazing way to make sure that you start your next year with a fresh mindset is by reflecting on the previous year you have had. 

You can write down all the things that you did well, things you wished you could do better and many others. 

Doing so can help you understand what are your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to academics and beyond.

And if you feel like changing things for the upcoming year, you will know exactly what area to focus on!

Even if you had a really hard year, remember that you are doing what you can with the resources you have, and do not beat yourself up over things that you cannot control.

Be proud of yourself for all that you have achieved, you deserve it!

Girl looking out the window and self reflecting

Learn a new skill

Summer break is the perfect time to try learning a new skill. This doesn’t necessarily have to be within your field. This could literally be anything that brings you joy!

Whether it is cooking, crocheting, learning a new language or even an instrument, you have ample time to learn something that you haven’t tried before.

Don’t put pressure on yourself to be great at it within a couple of months. You can try several things and if you are lucky, you might find a new hobby you really enjoy, and even if not, you will still have tried many cool things to be proud of!

Person learning guitar from the internet

Focus on your health 

It is easy to neglect your health while at university especially if you are away from home, because of other commitments that you might have. 

This is why, summer break is the ideal time for you to start focussing on your health again. 

You can start being active in any way that you find fit. You don’t have to go to the gym 5 times a week just because everyone else is doing it. Find a routine that works best for you so that you can continue it even after starting university again. 

You can try out different activities like running, yoga, and pilates among many others to see what you enjoy the most.

You can also create meal plans during the break so it takes the mental load off when you are at university, which can make healthy eating so much easier!

Man working out at home from a laptop

Network and Take up Internships

If you are in your last year of university and would like to prepare yourself for the corporate world, then internships and networking can be key strategies that can help you.

Even if you don’t know which field you want to get into, taking up internships can be a great way to find out what sparks your interest. 

Read this blog on How to Land A Summer Internship: Student Guide, to help you with the process! 

Girl doing internships on her summer break

Travel and Explore

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and travel to different places! Not only do you have the time to spare, but the weather is absolutely beautiful to enjoy.

If you would like to travel to Europe, then read this blog on How to Plan the Perfect Euro Summer: A University Student Guide 

If you don’t want to spend a lot on your summer trip, there are plenty of beautiful cities within the UK that are definitely worth a visit. 

Read this blog on  5 Stunning UK Cities To Visit In Summer to find some inspiration for your next summer trip!

Man travelling during summer

We hope that this blog on how you can use your summer break to transform your life has helped give you the motivation to try out new things this summer. 

Celebrate the milestones you’ve reached, the skills you’ve acquired, and the memories you’ve created. Remember, transformation is not just about reaching a destination but embracing the journey and the growth it brings.

 As you return to your routine, carry forward the lessons learnt and the habits formed during this break.

Follow us on Instagram @universalstudentliving and let us know how you are planning to spend your summer break this year!

If you are looking for accommodation for the next year, then check out our range of properties at the Universal Student Living website. We are sure you will find something that caters to all your needs!

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