I love long holidays because I’m free to do what I wish to do. There’s very little routine in my life when I’m on holiday. I can do things without worrying about exceeding a deadline and that itself is fantastic. When I was younger, holidays were a time to enjoy playing endless hours and watching cartoons on TV. Things are a lot different now since I’ve gained some consciousness. Holidays help me clear my mind and gain some experiences that are usually impossible with the tight schedule that I have. I’ve given a try at these things below and I believe you should have a go at them.
1. Plan a self-improvement period (with someone else)
It’s normal to plan a self-improvement month when you are on holiday. The problem is they don’t usually work out. Most of them end up being just some idea that you used to have. This is an effect of inconsistent motivation or drive which can be prevented with a very simple solution. It’s not about what your self-improvement plan is it’s about how you plan to do it. Get a partner or a mentor to help you out. They give you the motivation when you’re out of it and two heads are always better than one. Plan your self-improvement period in advance and be sure to set small achievable goals one at a time.
2. Visit your local tourist destination
Don’t hang out pointlessly when you have abundant-free time. Go to local tourist spots because you’ll never have the same luxury of time when your holiday is over. It’s a lot more fun to do if you’re into photography because you can always come again to improve your shots. You’ll be surprised to find beautiful places not far from where you live and you’ll find some sort of serenity in it. Not only is this good for you, your country benefits economically from your little travels as well.
Many will tell you to volunteer and we’re just one of them. Even if you’re not the humanitarian people believe you to be, volunteerism is a good platform for building experience and expanding your social network. There’s one thing about volunteerism which is good for you but not very good for the volunteering cause some times. That thing is the lack of skill requirement. You can basically volunteer for anything and people are willing to accept your service because you are ‘helping’ them. This rarely happens when you are applying for a job. Take this a learning opportunity and try not to screw up doing your part for the cause. This might also change your mind in doing your part for the society. It might just bring out the humanitarian in your selfish self.