Upon entering college, you make a lot of friends who live in many different parts of the US and Canada, and some might be in other countries. It is hard when you get home because you can't just run down the hall or across campus to hang out with your friends. So my tip to beat the summer blues when home is to stay busy. Start your summer off by visiting friends from home and family. You probably don't see them that much in college, unless they go to the same one. Or you may have a job somewhere that is on campus, another state, or just time consuming where you might not have much time to see people later in the summer.
Another suggestion is to visit friends from college. A friend and I last spent about a week and a half between my house in New Jersey and hers in Maine. We met around 3 weeks after coming home and it was a nice pick me up. I'm going to try planning another one similar to this for this summer. The reason I can swing this is because I'm working at a Sleep-Away Camp again. I love camping out so this makes my summer even more enjoyable.
So my tips condensed:
- Plan everything for your summer. You will be less likely to have to worry about twiddling your thumbs at home.
- Do some reading and/or research. This may sound too much like school, but on your own it can be fun! I love pulling out my old notes and playing around with computer science code and learning new things about it!!
- Relax. I slept for the past couple of days and it was nice but now I'm ready to start having fun!!
- Learn something new. Develop a hobby. I love crocheting and making friendship bracelets. I don't have much time during school to do either of these, so I enjoy doing them in the summer.
- Clean out you college boxes. Yes somethings you pull out because you use them on a daily basis but other stuff may stay their until you unpack at school. You may then realize - Why do I have this?