5 Promises Students Should Make to Themselves This Summer

teen taking picture of scenery on mountain on summer vacation

With summer break right around the corner, it’s important to set goals and make promises to ensure a productive summer. Without school every day where teachers and peers keep you accountable, it can be easy to fall into old habits. Set your intentions before the last day of school with these five promises:

1. I promise to work on myself

Working on yourself can come in many different forms. Journaling, communication efforts and physical/mental health goals can all be part of this promise. It’s important to remember how far you have come and to keep moving forward. Daily incremental progress adds up over time.

2. I promise to practice self-love

Self-love means staying positive, eating healthy, staying hydrated, celebrating your wins, reaching out to family & friends and so much more. Wake up and do things that make you happy in life, and kick habits that don’t spark joy.

3. I promise to stay productive

Staying productive throughout the summer is very important. Getting a summer job, volunteering, reading books and exercising are all great ways to feel accomplished at the end of the day. Planning out your day in the morning is a great idea to keep you on track.

4. I promise to learn something new every day

Though summer break is intended to relax and enjoy yourself, make it a goal to learn something new each day. This can be as simple as listening to a podcast, reading some intriguing nonfiction, or watching some YouTube videos about an artist you’ve heard of but want to learn more about. You might be surprised at what you find interests you.

5. I promise to be a helper

Though volunteering at a local organization is highly encouraged and a great opportunity, being a helper means helping your parents with yardwork or carrying groceries in for your neighbor. The point is to get up each day and be productive, making the most out of your time.

Most importantly, enjoy your summer! See you in the fall!