We’re almost at the end of exams!
From this weekend onwards, it’s time to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate your exhausted mind and body. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the end of the exam season, we’ve got you covered.
Here are five tips and fun ideas to help you unwind, make the most of your post-exam bliss and kick start your end of semester break.
Indulge Your Taste Buds
Treat yourself to a delicious meal at your favourite restaurant or try cooking something new and exciting at home with friends to celebrate the end of semester. Yummy food has the power to lift your spirits and let you forget about the stress of exams for a little while.
Invite your friends over for a homemade sushi night. Roll up your sleeves, get creative with fillings like avocado, salmon, and cucumber, and enjoy the delightful taste of your very own sushi creations. Don’t forget to dip them in soy sauce!
Go on an Adventure
Now that you’re free for the semester break, it’s time to explore the world outside your textbooks. Gather your friends and plan an outdoor adventure, like a hiking trip, a day at the beach, or picnic in the park. Engaging in physical activities and enjoying the great outdoors can be a fantastic way to blow off some steam and get some fresh air.
Plan a hiking day at a local national park. Pack a picnic with your favourite snacks and set off on a scenic hike. When you reach the summit, take a moment to enjoy the breath taking view and snap some stunning pictures to remember the day. You can find some fun and challenging Perth hikes, here!
Movie Marathon Night
Nothing beats a relaxing evening curled up on the couch, binge-watching your favourite movies or TV shows. Create a cozy atmosphere with blankets and snacks, and invite friends your friends over for a movie marathon. Whether it’s a classic film series or a binge-worthy TV show, this is a great way to unwind and bond with friends.
Get your friends together to binge watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, Twilight saga or Harry Potter series, or host a ’90s nostalgia movie night with a selection of classic films from the ’90s, like Jurassic Park, Clueless, and The Lion King. Get everyone to bring a snack to share, set up the projector outside and settle in.
Take Up a New Hobby
Now that you have some free time, why not explore a new hobby or rediscover an old one? Whether it’s painting, playing an instrument, or trying your hand at photography, hobbies can be a fantastic way to relax, express yourself, and escape from the world of academics.
Dive into the world of urban gardening. Start a small garden on your balcony or windowsill, growing a selection of herbs. It’s a rewarding and calming hobby that allows you to reconnect with nature and nurture your green thumb.
Volunteer and Give Back to the Community
After the hustle and bustle of exam season, taking some time to give back can be incredibly rewarding. Find a local charity or community organisation and volunteer your time. Whether it’s helping at a food bank, walking your neighbourhood dogs or participating in a beach cleanup, the act of kindness can bring a sense of fulfillment and joy.
Visit Volunteering WA’s website and search for an opportunity to volunteer with an organisation over the summer. You’ll not only make a positive impact on your community but might even make great connections and new friends.
Remember, unwinding after the exam season is all about doing what makes you happy. These tips are just a starting point – feel free to come up with your own creative ways to relax and celebrate your accomplishments. Enjoy this well-deserved break, recharge your batteries and get ready to tackle next semester with renewed energy and enthusiasm.