5 things you can do to make use of your holiday!

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Finally, the mid year school holiday season is here! It's a time students look forward to spend their entire holiday doing nothing besides hanging out with their friends. According to multiple research found online, it suggests that high school & university students do not make use of their holiday time wisely. This could be very worrying for society and yourself if you are a student reading this and have nothing planned out for your holiday.

If you are a high school/university/college student on your holiday break, here are 5 things you can do to make your holiday more eventful & well spent.
1. Going on a road trip.
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Instead of hanging out with your friends at your local Starbucks just to take a picture of your misspelled name on your Venti Iced Shaken Lemon Tea for the entire holiday, why not plan a 3 day 2 night mini vacation road trip far away from the city you stay in, with a bunch of your friends. It doesn't have to be anywhere expensive, fancy or extravagant for the trip to be an exciting one. As long as you are with the right friends, hanging out at the garbage dump could be just as fun! Seriously! :p
There is a bunch of places that you can visit that does not require a lot of money & would guarantee you and your friends a memorable experience. Imagine a beach, just you and your friends hanging out throwing frisbees, snorkelling, over looking the sunset, snacking on food and being completely silly. A place where you can completely disconnect from the cyber world and really connect with your friends over food, drinks and laughter over a 3 day 2 night stay. We promise that after you take this road trip, you will be able to experience a different kind of bond with your friends and also learn a thing or two along the way. Oh ya, not forgetting all the cool photos that you will be able to take during the trip to upload on your social media :)

If you do not know where to start, a quick google search on "road trips to take in ...." (fill in .... with the name of the place you would like to visit) and you will find a ton of guides and information that you need to get yourself started on a road trip! Do not worry too much on what might go wrong or what bad might happen during the trip because every bad experience will serve you a good one in return and also will in turn give you a good story to tell! :)

If you need advise on where to take your first road trip, comment on the post below and we will be glad to help you out! 

2. Becoming an Intern/ taking up a Part time Job.

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If the time is not right to travel, or maybe your friends are not around to take that road trip with you, why not save the road trip for another time and apply to become an intern or take up a part time job? Many businesses are constantly on the lookout for extra helping hands especially during the holiday season such as a cafe, restaurant, clothing retail store, supermarkets etc. So why not take this opportunity to make yourself useful & experience working whilst on your holiday? Instead of lazing around at home doing nothing, becoming and intern/working part time will garner you first hand experience of what it is like being part of the work force. Besides that, it would give you an advantage in the future when applying for work. Not forgetting, the pocket money that comes with it too!

If you are not sure how to apply or where to start, leave a comment below and we will be glad to help you out :)

3. Volunteer at your nearest Palliative care/Orphanage centre

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Locate your nearest Palliative care centre or orphanage home and volunteer to help out at their centre to garner a life changing experience that money cannot buy. The benefit of volunteering at places like these is that, you get to witness for yourself on the condition & situation of these people and you will start to realise how much better off and lucky you are to be where you are today.

Sometimes students stress over the smallest issues in the world. The common stresses that students face are bullying, workload, pressure and high expectations to do well in school by their parents. Sometimes students are so focused by these issues it causes them unnecessary stress that could lead them in taking their own life. However, they do not realise how small of an issue this is when it comes to the real world until they finish school and start working and have a family. If you are a student that is currently dealing with a lot of stress, volunteering at a care centre or at an orphanage will belittle all your stresses and make you realise that, life is much more than just homework and being at school getting good grades and to top it off, you could have it much worst. So relax and enjoy a little! :)

If you are thinking of volunteering and do not know where to start, leave a comment below and we will be glad to help you get started! :)

4. Organise a clean up event amongst your friends

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tip top bandit beach clean up event at tanjung aru beach

Bored & got nothing better to do? Why not make yourself useful the next time you visit the beach with your friends & do a spontaneous clean up while you're there? From our experience on our spontaneous beach clean up, we got to meet new people and make a few friends while we are at it. It may seem like what you're doing is not gonna do any good but trust us when we say that every small interaction and positive action from your side is better that no interaction and positive action at all! If you have never been spontaneous like this before, this is the time. After doing a good deed like this, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and joy because you have done something so good without expecting anything in return for your good deed. 
If you are thinking of doing a good deed this holiday and do not know where to start, leave a comment below and we will be glad to help you get started! :)

5.  Explore! Take this opportunity to find out what makes you happy.

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Although this holiday season maybe short, you should take this opportunity to discover yourself & explore life to see what you really like and what really makes you a happy person in general.

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Don't wait till you're too old to only find out that, doing a headstand is what really makes you happy because it may be a little too late.

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Don't let the words of others discourage you and make you live a life that belongs to some else and not you because at the end of the day, you will regret your whole life for living a life that isn't truly yours.

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Most importantly, don't be worried and afraid of being different. Everybody is unique in their own way and everybody is destined to do something else different than you are in life. The only thing you need to worry is living a life someone else expect of you which is pretty bad because usually their expectation of you is very low. So why live it? Live yours only better. You only live once, take the courage and dare yourself!

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