How to Avoid All Work No Play

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How to Avoid All Work No Play

This blog post was written by Kelsey Reynolds, a Campus Ambassador at Southern Methodist University.

The initial nerves of starting an internship have vanished and by now everyone is settled into their routine; but is your routine starting to feel like a rut? Lets face it, internships, although rewarding, require long days and usually no paycheck. Don’t get too caught up in the workweek and forget to enjoy the treasured days of the weekend. To make sure you’re truly having a summer balanced with work and play I encourage you to make a summer bucket list.

A summer bucket list can be as short as three things you are dying to do this summer or a list of over twenty! If you’re interning in New York why not ride the Jitney to the Hamptons for an unforgettable weekend or if you’re in Chicago plan ahead for the Lollapalooza concert festival. If those ideas seem far-fetched, aim smaller like throwing a dinner party for you and the other interns or taking time to start that blog you’ve always wanted to. A bucket list is more playful than a goals list and can add excitement to your summer; the sooner you write it down the sooner it will be done.