Exams are over and school’s out.
And millions of students around the world think to themselves, “Now what am I going to do with all this free time?”
Sure, there are games to play, movies to watch, and friends to hang out with.
But there are also plenty of productive things to do during the school holidays.
So I’ve come up with this list of 40 meaningful things to do.
1. Reflect on the semester gone by.
Take out a sheet of paper and answer these three questions:
- What did I do well in the past semester?
- What did I not do so well in the past semester?
- What will I do differently in the coming semester?
2. Set process goals for the coming semester.
This is a follow-up to Point #1.
Set process goals for the coming semester instead of performance goals, because process goals are far more effective.
What’s the difference between the two types of goals?
Process goals are what you intend to do, while performance goals are what you intend to achieve.
Here’s an example.
Performance goal: Get an A for math next semester.
Process goal: Do three extra math questions every day after dinner.
By setting process goals, you’re more likely to take action than if you only set performance goals.
So take some time and set 5 to 10 process goals for the coming semester. [Read more…]