When the ink on the last exam paper finally dries, you know it's time to bid farewell to those deadly checklists, revision notes, textbooks and all those practice modules that have been haunting you for a long time now. It is the time every student looks forward to. With your board exams soon to be coming to an end, this is when the fun actually begins. Freedom beckons. But what to do with it? We made a list of 11 things you can do after your board exams that'll keep your boredom at bay-
1.Catch up on all the sleep that you've missed
After all those frantic revision night-outs, what better time can you find to rejuvenate your bodies? You have all the time in the world to make up for the sleep that you lost. So get all the sleep you desire, away from the sight of your books.
2. Pursue your hobbies
When was the last time you strummed on your guitar or danced to your favourite tune? When was the last time you picked that box of colours and splashed on a paper to create a masterpiece? Now that you have time to do the things you like, it’s time to bring out the artist in you who has been put to rest, thanks to academics. Get back to doing what you are great at and feel your soul brim over with joy.
3. Do certifications
Did you know that there is a certification course on ‘the science of happiness’? Not just this, many interesting certification courses are offered online on a lot of websites, for free of cost. With internet connectivity, the world is at your fingertips. Invest your time in learning a new skill and getting certified. This will also add a lot of value to your curriculum vitae in future.
Volunteering is a fun way to spend your time. This will fill you with the satisfaction that you’ve done something to benefit others and nothing can beat this warm feeling. You can volunteer to teach the underprivileged, go for cleaning campaigns etc.
5. Take psychometric tests
Psychometric test is a scientific way used to measure an individual’s capabilities. Most of the students decide what they want to become in life, by the time their high school ends. Psychometric tests will help you analyse how good you will be at taking up the roles in the field you choose.
6. Meet your friends and organise sleepovers
You’ll never know when you’ll meet those friends you had the best time of your life with. Everyone will be busy choosing their career paths and they’ll part away soon. Meet and plan sleepovers as frequently as possible. Cherish the little time you have with them, because these moments might never come back.
7. Watch those movies that were on your wish list for a long time now
With exams round the corner, all you could think of was ‘books’ and you had your nose glued to them. Amazing movies were screening but you couldn’t watch them because, sigh, exams and you probably added them to your wish list. You can now watch all of them without having to worry about anything else.
8. Photographs and nostalgia tour
Collect all your old photographs of the best memories and make a scrapbook. These will take you back to the old times and bring a wide smile on your face when you’ll look at them someday in future.
9. Read an amazing book
Reading a book is the best way to pass your time. It is amazing how the little squares of paper unfold world after world. You can choose from fiction or nonfiction, a category of your choice and get ready to drift away into the world of imagination.
Go on a trip and explore a new place, preferably out of a city. Take a camera to capture the beauty of the place. Leave all the electronic gadgets behind and live the moment. A day away from the city buzz is sure to refresh your mind.
11. Plan something nice for your parents
Were you the only one preparing for your boards all the while? No. Your mother was there to take extra care of you during your exams, from feeding you ‘sweet yogurt’ first thing on your exam day to giving you all the moral support. Your father double checked if you had enough stationary and necessary things for the examination so you’d not need to take the last-minute stress worrying about those little things. You need not do anything extravagant for them. Something as small as a thank you card is enough to make them happy, and the sparkle in their eyes will make your day.
Now that you have so many interesting things to do, get started and make this time worthwhile. Forget all about your exams and the results. Never let them define you. Have a great vacation!