Top 5 Summer Boredom Busters
By Samantha, age 15, Kentucky
We wait all school year for the summer to get here, and then when it finally does, sometimes it can seem kind of boring, right? It's almost as if it's the same thing every day, staying up late, sleeping late, sitting around, going to the pool, getting eaten up by mosquitoes, then rinse and repeat. But I'm here to save you from the killing boredom and to share some ways my friends and I avoid summer boredom drama :)
Make plansSet a date or dates for you and all your friends to go do something - an amusement park, a trip to the pool, the movies, a sleepover, etc. It'll be something different, fun, and it'll give you something to look forward to!
Get in touch with an old friendIs there someone you haven't seen or talked to in, like, forever? Maybe because of different schools they live far away, or perhaps the simple fact is you just don't talk as much. Contact them, and see how they've been and what's new - even make plans to chill! It'll be exciting to see an old friend again, and even brighten up your summer!
Have a party (but a safe one!)Get everyone together and have a nice little summer party! Maybe even a pool party. Invite all your friends, even the ones you haven't seen since school let out. It'll give you the opportunity to hang with everyone and see them again! Just get some snacks, drinks, and some sunblock, and you'll be good to go! (Remember to keep it safe, and don't let drugs or alcohol get involved!)
Get a summer jobOkay, I know to some of you that sounds like no fun at all. But look at the bright side of it - it'll give you some extra cash to go do things with your friends! If you're too young to get a job out in the business world, try babysitting or even mowing grass. (Girls can do that too!)
Pick up a new hobbyThis summer I'm focusing on getting better at playing guitar. So find something you've been dying to do, and learn how to do it! Perhaps an instrument, dance, skateboarding, etc. If you set your mind to it, you can do it. Practice makes perfect!
I hope I've helped lift some of the boredom burden off your shoulders. Have fun, everyone, and good luck!