Four Fun Ways To Keep Your Mind Active This Summer

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By Sonya Saatzer - Posted on 04 June 2010

“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence. “ Denis Waitley, a keynote lecturer and productivity consultant on high performance human achievement.

You work hard all school year, studying and challenging yourself to learn new things. Whether it be becoming a better writer, learning how to solve quadratic equations or understanding what elements are in the day to day objects around us, you learn so many interesting things as a student at iQ Academy.

The cool thing is, school isn’t the only place you can learn. In fact, one of the greatest keys to success is to be a life-long learner, so embrace learning new things, challenge yourself and have fun with it.

While summer is so great because your mind gets a break from the day to day homework, it doesn’t mean we shut off from learning all together.

Devote some of your time this summer to learning new things! Here are a couple of ideas to get you started and cure your summer boredom.

  1. Become a tourist in your own community
  2. Visit the museums, parks and libraries in your own community. Oftentimes we forget all of the cool things that there are to do right around us. While you’re there, take time to be an active learner, reading and asking questions about what you are seeing. This is how you learn best!

  3. Do a science experiment
  4. Use things around the house to do a fun experiment inside or outside. Check out these links for fun ones that are easy to re-create:

  5. Volunteer for something you are passionate about
  6. Hospitals, children’s centers, food shelves and nursing homes are just some of the many organizations that are always looking for extra help. Learning what it means to work in one of these organizations will teach you new personal and technical skills, help you think about your future goals and introduce you to lots of people in your community.

  7. Explore hobbies you like more fully

Think about what excites you! Is it music, sports, technology, writing, scrapbooking or something else? Whatever excites you, take some time this summer to expand it. Use the internet or library to learn more about your hobby, take a class or meet up with some friends who share the same passions you do. You can always learn more or become better at your hobby!

Although summer can be a great time to relax, I hope you find these and other ideas compelling to keep your mind active while school is out.

Have a wonderful summer - I hope in the midst of all the fun, you learn a lot!

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