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How to Have a Productive Summer

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Brandeis chapter.

Whether you are graduating and anxiously approaching the real world or just taking a much needed academic break, summer is probably one of the most exciting and anticipated season for any season. Read on for tips to make these next sunshine months the best and most productive.


Watch all the Netflix.

You’ve been working your butt off and missing every episode of Mad Men. Catch up! There is nothing wrong with giving yourself time to watch some of your favorite shows- that’s why people make them- to entertain us.  Just be careful that you don’t binge all day, everyday. If you have to, give yourself a limit like one episode a day.


Earn that dough.

Even if you are taking summer classes, the work load is generally much easier during the summer. Take advantage of this and work. Get a part time or maybe even a full time job and save as much as you can.


Appreciate the sun.

We don’t see the sun over here and lord knows we had more snow that we could ever ask for. Make sure you spend time outside with the sun and the clear skies and the non-iced roads!


Read for pleasure.

Check out the New York Time’s Best Seller List and lose yourself in a novel that wasn’t assigned to you.


Pick up a new hobby.

Free time is non-existent during the school year, so use these extra moments to try something you always wished you could do.

Most importantly, relax and TREAT YO SELF.

Chastity DeLorme is a art enthusiast, writer, and pop culture lover. She currently lives in Boston, MA, finishing up her degree in Film, Television & Interactive Media with a minor in Business.
Andrea is a sociology major with minors in journalism and women's and gender studies. She is currently finishing her senior year at Brandeis University. She was born and reared in Los Angeles, CA, which does mean that she is a die-hard Laker fan… Sorry Bostonians. When Andrea is not routing on her favorite basketball team, she dedicates her time to her many passions. They include reading and writing about fashion, traveling, exploring new restaurants, spending time with friends, watching reality television (she has a weak spot for Bravo), shopping, and working out.