After the finals, there’s always a longass break after which you just want to get back to uni and do something, anything (even studying) as long as you’re busy. But as life would have it, you will have. just like, SO MUCH FREE TIME at the start of the semester. Read this listicle to see how you can use that free time in a productive yet fun way.
1. DO learn a new language
Duolingo is an app that will teach you quite a lot (anything except swear words. Use Google for that lmao) about any language (real, man-made language. NOT some Harry Potter Parseltongue shit)
You don’t even have to aim to be fluent, just get a few new words, and a bit of culture in your head.
2. DO go to the library
The best place at LUMS. Aside from the books (!!!) you are around people, but they aren’t making you talk to them so you’re alone but not lonely which is basically the ideal social situation.
3. DO frolic in the park
Go to the park in front of The Grill. Relive childhood memories of when you were an embarrassing, zitty twit and did cringe-worthy things.
4. DO grab the (pussy)cats
Acquaint yourself with all the cats at LUMS. Give them all unique, punny names. Become Godmother Of Cats, First Gattara Of Her Name, Khaleesi of House Strays.
5. Do NOT study ahead
Don’t be on that lame shit yo. It’s for the 4.0s. Who needs to prepare for the semester??? Not you. You are a special snowflake. Studying is for the NERDS. NERDS don’t do much except cure diseases, engineer complex structures, become educators. After all, Steve Jobs and Zuckerberg weren’t nerds. They were totally non-exceptional cases who didn’t even graduate and look at how successful they are (or were, RIP Jobs)
6. DO listen to podcasts
Listen to an podcasts. There are educational podcast where college professors from Ivies Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford offer online lectures for free. Think of all the things you could learn about.
7. DO dress up and have DSLR photoshoots
Dress up. Ask your DSLR-wala-boi to take photos of you against the campus which is gorgeousss in the winter. Life is too short to not have crazy, fun, wacky adventures like DSLR photoshoots.
8. Do NOT read books or watch movies that prompt you to think
Reading is a hoax. There’s a reason why why most people don’t read books. B O R I N G. Who cares that reading makes you intelligent and more empathetic???? (Google the research on that)
DO not read.
9. DO binge-watch TV
DO binge-watch reruns of overhyped TV shows with laugh tracks that people over-fan about because it’s popular opinion even though the show’s not that great or to be taken more seriously than an okayish comedy that helps as a distraction from the existential burden we call life. I’m looking at you FRIENDS (not enemies)
10. DO NOT contemplate
Don’t take a look back at your past semesters as life lessons and then try to improve yourself. As Hannah Montana said, Nobody’s perfect. Follow hipster Tumblr life quotes which say you are perfect just the way you are, BE YOURSELF, do what your heart desires, YOLO etc and stay the same.
Resist forces that try to change you for the better. Change is for other people. You are special. You read articles on how to spend free time.