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Spare time has become like a rare gem. But when you do find it better make sure you appreciate it and use it wisely. This gem could be your road to success.
Putting efforts into non-school related activities can enhance those aspects of your life that ensure a smooth road to success. That being said, success doesn’t necessarily mean growing professionally. These activities could improve your personal life as well as academics and help you develop new skills that might change your view on things and people.
Make a schedule that requires you to invest only a minimum amount of time carrying it out. One of the most important things to remember while making such lifestyle changes is that jumping into all of them or most of them at once might mean failure.
In her #MotivationalMonday video, YouTuber Saloni Srivastava, shares in great detail, productive things to do when you're bored. Inspired by her we thought of making a list for you of a few things to do when you are free and make it as productive as you desire.
Books have the ability to make you start thinking actively. And with active thinking, your concentration power is bound to improve. Reading for 15 minutes before going to school will help you in by increasing your productivity.
Your reading habit can help you in developing a better impression in school too, since schools like Nalanda International School, Baroda encourages its students to participate in debates and recitals.
There are many websites that will be able to assist you in your search for the best platform to learn. Just learning the basics of any art will keep your mind focused and engaged.
You could also start working on a project you’ve been wanting to do for a while but have never gotten around to it because you “never had time”. The internet can help you with the research part and gathering details of the process.
The whole ‘clean and clear desk’ is guaranteed to make you feel efficient enough to finish your homework and any extra work. Along with this, it will become easier for you to follow through the tasks you have lined up for the day.
Pick a volunteering job that you already have an interest in, say maybe helping animals, adults, children, or just the regular old community service.
Start by writing in a journal, recording your day-to-day experiences, feelings, and activities. It should take only you about 10 minutes to write about that particular day. And yes, you’ve heard this a lot, from teachers and parents and even your friends that maintain a journal but it’s too difficult, isn’t it? Or do you lack motivation? Whichever it is, just have a little faith in yourself and avoid skipping a day or two between journals.
If you’re dreaded by the idea of committing to writing every day you could opt for writing blogs! Pick any topic that interests you and just let all your feelings out. Maybe the first few blogs don’t turn out as good as you expected, but so what? Keep trying.
And who knows, after a while, you could become a proper poet or a writer?
Possessing an extra skill set means you have expanded your scope of knowledge and can help professionally.
The exercises that you do will build muscle, burn calories and send more oxygen to your brain. All of this will indirectly help in reducing stress levels.
While exploring the interior parts of the city, you might just find about customs that the inhabitants follow. Gaining a new perspective on people’s lives can help you evolve into a better person.
Spending quality time with the people you love and appreciate every day or every other day will help you improve your mental health by restoring the bond you shared when you had time.
Start by adding one activity to your daily free time schedule. While being ambitious is excellent, being overly ambitious might mean you fall face down. Rather than taking the risk of leaving the activity altogether, it would be better to go slow. Make small and achievable goals for each day.
All the activities mentioned above are doable with just a tad bit of determination and consistency. You will see a positive change in your life after taking on this new venture if you follow them whole-heartedly.
At Nalanda International School, we encourage children to develop and maintain good values, ethics, punctuality and provide the means for holistic development. Since we have a strict ‘no tuition’ policy our students are left with a lot of time on hand that can be utilized for various activities.