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Maximizing Your Time: 10 Productive Things to Do During School Breaks

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It’s finally the holiday season! I’m sure students like you must be thinking about what you should do with this much free time.

Well, why not make the most out of your holidays by engaging in productive activities that can improve your life?

Here are 10 ideas to help you spend your holidays productively!

1. Reflect On The Past Semester

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Take some time to reflect on your learning from the past semester. You can take out a piece of paper or just type on a document for this and write down:

1) The areas that you have done well in

2) The areas that you can improve on

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3) How you will improve

4) Some knowledge you learned that you found interesting

2. Work Part-Time

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Look for part-time jobs to gain working experience and an insight into the industry you may be aiming for!

You can either approach the people working there to see if they are accepting new staff, or you could just search for job slots online on applications such as FastJobs or JobStreet.

If you feel intimidated about working alone in a completely new setting, get your friends to join you!

3. Practise Self-Care

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Take this time to take care of yourself, be it physically, mentally, or emotionally.

After all, health is always the number one priority. Indulge in activities or hobbies you enjoy, set up a workout routine, and watch what you eat, but do not completely restrict your diet.

You could also try practising mindfulness and meditation, all of these can calm your mind and help you heal.

4. Spend Time With Your Loved Ones

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Don’t completely isolate yourself during the holidays, you have more time to go out and spend time with your family and friends!

Take this time to create new memories to look back on and deepen your bonds with them.

5. Travel

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This can be done either domestically or internationally. It doesn’t need to be a long vacation, even just 3 days and 2 nights in Thailand, for example, is enough.

You’ll be surprised at how rejuvenating it will be for your well-being and how much you will learn about the world!

6. Learn A New Skill

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During this holiday, pick up a new skill or a hobby.

Whether it is learning how to play a new musical instrument or baking, learning any new skill or hobby can boost your confidence and open up many more life opportunities!

7. Read More

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Take this time to explore different genres of books to add to your reading collection, or if you do not read, it’s never too late to start!

Reading can also help expand your vocabulary and understanding for when your next school term starts again.

8. Volunteer

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There is never a right time to do a good deed.

Not only will you help contribute to the community, but you can also gain valuable experiences and knowledge about the world and its issues.

9. Start Your Own Business

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If you plan on running your own business in the future, why not start small now?

Get your friends to help as well! However, always keep in mind that you will need to remain committed to your business as it is long term.

10. Prepare For Next Semester

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Utilise the holidays to revise what you’ve learned in the past semester, set new goals, and create a schedule to help give you a head start when school starts again.

If possible, you could start learning the new materials that will be taught next semester.


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There you have it—10 productive things that you can do over your school break!

With these, you can make the most of your time and further develop yourself.

Remember to enjoy your break in the meantime, and don’t force yourself to do something you do not wish to do. Happy holidays!

Rum Tan

Rum Tan is the founder of SmileTutor and he believes that every child deserves a smile. Motivated by this belief and passion, he works hard day & night with his team to maintain the most trustworthy source of home tutors in Singapore. In his free time, he writes articles hoping to educate, enlighten, and empower parents, students, and tutors. You may try out his free home tutoring services via or by calling 6266 4475 directly today.