Whoa! Where is this semester going? Aside from all the massive and unprecedented changes we’ve been experiencing, almost half the semester has gone by already. Now Easter is here and, with it, two weeks of tuition-free time…
But, beyond study – what to do?
Right now, it can be hard not to procrastinate or get bored – loosely translated as not ‘getting your act together!’
While there are many countries much worse off right now, with more severe restrictions, Australians can still get out for exercise and fresh air. Some of you will also be in the fortunate position of still working, plus you do also have your studies to keep you occupied.
But I expect you don’t want to be studying every minute of every day, right? So how do you stave of the boredom and get your act together?
Remember when you thought you’d never have time to do those things you’ve always wanted to do? Well, now you’ve got two weeks to formulate a plan to start doing your wish list things. There’s an old saying: “It takes 10 days to make a habit, and 11 days to break a habit!” So, if you try out some of those things you never have time to do, they might just become part of your everyday normal before tuition-free ends
Here are some suggestions to get you thinking:
- Start a blog
- Use your sketch book
- Write an actual letter, and post it.
- Create music – there are loads of free apps.
- Play with Adobe stuff.
- Learn mindfulness
- Do yoga
- Read something you haven’t read before
- Listen to something you have heard before – there are millions of really great podcasts
- Start a new online game and play collaboratively
- Tackle a subject you’re interested in, but rubbish at
- Get online and learn a language – spoken or technical
- Reach out to someone who may be lonely
This is the ideal time - throw out the New Year’s Resolutions and go for the Easter ones! Happy habit making!