I have precisely 6 more lessons until summer, but sadly they’re spread out over 3 days…ugh, nearly there!
To get into the summery vibe well and truly (I say that as if I’m not already haha, I’ve literally done no school work this past week since my mocks have finished!), I thought I’d write all the things I’d like to do this summer – my purse may not allow everything haha, but hopefully I’ll achieve a lot.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen (or will soon see) that I’m temporarily deactivating my account. I feel like Instagram has changed and I’ve not completely adapted to this new version; I’m not drawing as much as I used to, which is what I used to feature mainly on my account and so I’m struggling for photos; I’ve lost so many followers in the last couple of days because of the stupid algorithm and I’m just generally not enjoying posting. I’ll probably only be gone a couple of weeks, just so that I can get back into the zone, but I’ll be focusing much more on my blog and twitter (hint hint: if you want to keep up with me, follow me on here and on my twitter!)
- Book tickets for a concert
- Read 50 pages of a book per day (at least!)
- Rebrand my blog (ooooh, exciting!)
- Go book thrifting
- Go alpaca trekking!!!
- Write my English language coursework (fun fun fun)
- Get started on English lit coursework as well as geography (again, fun!)
- Explore towns and cities nearby
- Go on trains!
- Plan an interrailing route
- Try at least one new food
- Run more
- Start drawing again, especially mandalas and portraits
- Go shopping for clothes
- Have a huge clear out of stuff (I’ve come to the realisation that I am actually a hoarder)
- Try at least one new cafe
- Visit at least one new place
- Buy some posters for my wall
- Get up early enough to see the sunrise
- Learn Spanish again
- Write blog posts every other day (let’s see how that goes!)
- Do some baking
Now, I don’t know about you but my first day back at school is tomorrow, so I thought today would be a good time to write a really short post on how to stay productive after school. It’s hard I know! But the method I use is really simple to create and makes you a lot more likely to do what you need.
I find to-do lists so helpful, and this is what I use every single night! As an example, the one in the photo was from a day in the holidays, and as you can see I had a fair amount to do that day.
The way I create these lists is to just write everything you need to do down on a piece of paper in a bullet point list, then go through the list and colour in the bullet points if I absolutely must get it done today. I also add little lines to make them look like suns, but that’s completely up to you 😜
Although I haven’t done it on the list shown (because I had a full day to complete everything), I normally then also number the order in which I’ll complete the tasks, and I’ll just put this number to left of the bullet point. And that’s it! This is a really simple way to ensure you do everything you need – if you have it all written down in the order you’re going to do it, you’re much more likely to actually do it because you’re trying to meet your targets. That said, be careful to be realistic, because you also need to have some time to relax.