Summertime recharge

Summertime recharge

It’s been a long year as a counselor — getting students through college applications, writing recommendation letters, dealing with parents and so much more to help get your students to where they need to be. Now though, summer is almost here and after all the hard work you’ve done throughout the school year, you deserve a break! Here are some ways that you can relax and enjoy your summer before the next school year rolls around.

Pick up a book/movie/TV show
You know that series you’ve wanted to get into but never had the time for? Now is the opportune moment to pick it up! You can spend as much time as you like reading or watching TV without feeling guilty about the pile of recommendation letters that are waiting for you. And who knows, maybe they’ll even give you some topics to talk about with your students next year!


Get outside
In the summertime, you don’t have bad weather or job responsibilities keeping you inside every day. Take advantage of the opportunity to get outside by picking up a new hobby like gardening or jogging. Or, you could volunteer with your local parks and recreation department to get outside and give back to your community.


Take a road trip
After spending the last few months in the same place, it can be a nice change of pace to get away. You don’t have to go far; take a day trip across town and experience something you’ve never done before. Or, you could visit old friends or colleagues who can give you a different perspective. You might even learn something that can shake things up come September.

You’ve worked hard and you’ll be a better counselor and resource for your students when you’re in top condition — and the summertime is the perfect opportunity to get you there!



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