Put on your Master’s hat, and enjoy!
Now that summer is finally here we are all making plans and trying to make the best out of it! But here is a hint, use your summer ALSO to prepare for your master’s programme… put on your master’s hat and use your time to make sure it fits comfortably for when you start your programme here in August.
Here I leave you some tip that I found from Inc.com:
Habit 1: Wake Yourself Up (Keep Your Alarm)
Well, while the rest of your peers are basking in their most recent achievement, it’s time for you (ambitious person with a dream) to reinvent yourself.
You’re out of school. You no longer have someone looking over your shoulder, telling you what’s due and when. Your future is yours to create. So, how do you do that? Continue to embrace the day. Don’t be one of those college grads that sleeps in until noon and stays out until four in the morning.
Set your alarm. Wake up early.
Habit 2: Start Eating Healthy (Consistently)
Chances are, you spent your college career fluctuating between cafeteria food, frozen dinners, Domino’s pizza, and weird detox drinks with the hopes of recovering from the night before. That sort of lifestyle is not sustainable.
Now that you’re on your own, it’s time to learn what an avocado is (and how you cut one open). Spoonfuls of peanut butter for breakfast are no longer acceptable!
Habit 3: Pick Up A Book (Never Stop Reading)
Alright, if you think that just because you’re out of school your reading days are over, think again. You should be reading for the rest of your life.
So many people stop reading after they get out of school. Don’t be one of those people!
Habit 4: Exercise (Don’t Be A Couch Potato)
So many people spend their summers on the couch, watching TV.
What a waste! You are young. You are full of potential. Exercise is another one of those long-term habits you’re going to have to form at some point, and trust me when I say it’s far better to be preventative about your health than reactionary.
Habit 5: Only Spend Time With People Who Deserve It
In college, friendships tend to be based on proximity.
You have more freedom now. Audit the people in your life and decide who is worth keeping around, and who you need to leave behind. This is so, so important, because the people you spend the most time with end up affecting you and your habits the most.
Take a hard look and who you’re currently giving your time to, and whether or not they play a vital role in helping you get to where it is you want to go.
Habit 6: Master Your Craft (Practice Every Day)
Pick something. Maybe you already have an interest. Maybe you are curious and willing to try something new. Whatever it is, do it every day. Commit to a three-month-long exploration. Doesn’t matter what it is, just promise yourself that for the entire summer, you will practice.
Why the entire summer? Because 3 committed months will teach you more about yourself than anything else in the world.
If you can practice one thing every day for three months, you will learn the value of discipline. And once you learn the value of discipline, you can apply that to anything you want in life–and become successful at it.
If you can learn this your first summer out of college, you will be so much farther ahead.
Habit 7: Visualize Your Future (But Don’t Sweat It Either)
This summer, visualize where it is you want to go in life. See it clearly in your mind. Think about what it will take to get there. Imagine it, believe in it, and make that vision part of your daily routine.
At the same time, don’t sweat the process. Don’t fall into that trap of thinking, “I’m not there yet. I don’t know if I’ll ever get there. I probably won’t. I’m hopeless.”
Instead, visualize your own success, but be patient with yourself in the process. You don’t have to have it all figured out. You just need to keep moving, learning, and adjusting.
You’ll get there when the time is right.
So, work hard today. Do what you have to do.
But also, enjoy the journey!