June 4, 2023

Summers when you’re a kid are free from commitments. Typically, they’re time to just relax. Whereas you still have a long break as a university student, if you’re busy, you may be unable to use your summer to rest and recover. For instance, it’s common to have an internship, work a seasonal job, or continue at your part-time job (perhaps even with a few more shifts than normal). Although this means you won’t be as free as you’d like, it’s important to search for ways to include some fun in your schedule.

1. Fit Quick Activities into Your Week

If you’re worried you won’t have enough time for everything you want to do, be creative about fitting activities into your schedule. For example, you may like to keep a change of clothes in your car. That way, if a friend asks you to meet up one evening or you leave work earlier than you expected, you’ll be prepared.

Another way to free up more time is to become more organized. When you avoid wasting minutes here and there, you’ll find you gain a couple extra hours each day for fun.

2. Have Some Lazy Days

You may feel like you need to pack all your days off with activities to make up for the fact you’re busy. However, if you think back to the best summer days when you were a kid, you’ll likely realize many of them were lazy days.

Besides, there’s a good chance you’ll need some days when all you do is lounge around. You could catch up with your favourite TV series, work through your summer reading list, or enjoy the outdoors, such as with a picnic by the river.

3. Spend Some Technology-Free Time

When you need to relax, technology can be useful. Plus, it helps you stay in touch with friends and see what they’re doing over the summer. However, there’s no need to be glued to your devices all summer long. In fact, it’s good for your mental health to commit to some technology-free time. Whether you’re soaking up nature, spending time with a friend, or stuck in a good book, put your phone away to ensure you’re fully present.

4. Go Camping

Camping can give you the chance to take a mini vacation. You only need to go for a couple days and there’s no need to go far. You could drive out to a nearby campsite with a few friends and roast marshmallows over a bonfire or fit a hike into your camping trip to add more physical activity to your summer break.

By living at the Revalie, you can have fun year round, including when you’re busy. Our Carleton University apartments are fully furnished in minimalist style and equipped with everything you need to be comfortable, such as 55-inch smart TVs, high-speed internet, and air conditioning. In addition, you have access to 30,000 square feet of community amenities, which include a fitness centre, social lounge, and games room. Apply now to make your summer and the rest of your time at university extra special.

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