Summer Break is here. Remember those long, endless days of writing essays, and reading material for class? And the suffering of staying up till dawn studying articles, and preparing for exams?
Well, no more of that; for the glorious summer break is upon us. So, buckle up, lads! We are going on a flight together to know how to make the most out of our precious summer break.
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What is the summer break?
We are sure that you know all about summer break, but for those who might have a different term to describe it, we shall bestow our knowledge upon them.
Summer break is the fresh wave of air that comes on the most humid day of summer, the drink of water one has after wandering in the deserts for days, and the feeling of our feet touching the water after burning in the beach sand.
Summer break is the pure taste of leisure and free time, and smells like freedom and having fun without feeling guilty over the unfinished assignments, or the yet-to-be-read chapter.
Simply, Summer break is the long holiday that follows the end of the academic year, occupying the summer months – hence the name summer break. During the summer break, students stop worrying about their academic achievements and start seeking out fun, and relaxation.
What to do during the summer break?
There are many things to do during the summer break, and we have chosen only a few of them to share with you today, hoping to give you some ideas for you to personalize.
1- Learn the Quran:
Memorizing the Quran is one of the best activities to do during the summer break; as it can cleanse all the exhaustion of the year in the blink of an eye.
If reading the Quran is like touching a piece of heaven, memorizing the Quran is having that piece of heaven inside your heart. So, dedicating at least half an hour every day to reading and studying the Quran is high on the list of how to spend your summer vacation.
2- Take summer Training With Online Schools:
There are several summer training offered in online schools that could be helpful for you, especially for the specific subjects you have a problem with. Sahlah Academy provides special summer programs that will help you in your learning journey.
There are many reasons You can join Sahlah, especially since it is an accredited online School in the USA.
Sahlah has many programs:
- Accredited Online Elementary School Programs
- Online Middle School Programs
- Accredited Online High School Programs
2. Online Homeschooling:
Learn More About Sahlah from here.
3- Hitting the gym:
Going to school and attending classes would help keep you relatively fit, but how would one keep fit during the summer break, then? Well, through going to the gym, for sure.
The gym doesn’t only help keep you fit, but it also is an outlet to negative emotions and a charger of energy. So, going to the gym regularly must be on the list of what to do during the summer break.
4- Picking up a hobby:
The summer break is the perfect time to pick up a hobby; some poetry composition, fiction writing and reading, drawing…etc; as the school, time is usually so busy, and we are mostly occupied with assignments, readings, classes, and exams, with little to no time for anything else
5- Reading is your new friend:
During the summer break, reading can be your new best friend. Since the school year is over, you can have some time to catch up on some books and scratch them off the “To Be Read” list.
Reading should be amongst your plan of how to spend the summer vacation; as it is also another fun way to learn more about the topics that interest you more; so that you can learn and have fun at the same time.
6- Go out more and meet your friends:
Going out and meeting your friends is the perfect plan to beat how school has a habit of choking our social life to death slowly, while you are watching from the corner of your life how your friends slip away, and your family members bond without you.
Well! The summer break is a chance to change that; as you have all the time you want to attend family gatherings and meet up with your friends, bringing your social life back to life.
7- Stay home and have some time for yourself:
To all the introverts out there, I too have become a zombie from all the socializing we must do during the school year, but Alhamdulillah we can recharge our energy within the comfort zone of our rooms, living in peace away from the high beat of the world.
So, to my fellow introverts, you might want to have meditation, either in your room or a remote garden, on your list of what to do during the summer break.
8- Take part in social work:
While you are enjoying your life to the maximum, and are trying to restore what has withered in your soul with the pressure of the exams, don’t forget your society.
Indulging in social work, and taking care of your community isn’t boring or lame, but it’s a fun and a safe way to get used to holding responsibility and improving your life-related skills; such as solving problems, decision-making, and witty and quick thinking.
9- Listening to podcasts:
Listening to podcasts is a fun way to spend the summer break, broaden your horizons, and to become aware of the different perspectives of an issue all at the same time; the summer break isn’t about not doing things, but rather doing things in a fun way.
These podcasts can aim at improving and practicing a certain language, knowing more about a field of knowledge, discussing how to improve a certain skill, or having a stronger spiritual relationship with Allah.
10- Learn Islamic Studies:
Cheer up, and let’s shake all the pressure and tension off our shoulders, and start a fresh, fun, and unforgettable summer break this year. Don’t forget to share with us your plans for this year’s summer break.