Waiting for your matric results can be nerve-wracking. It can diminish the fun of being on vacation and erase the fact that you are (most probably) done with high school. Below are some ideas of things you can do to occupy yourself.
Consume personal finance content.
This is important whether you are going straight to work or university or college. You need to understand your relationship with money to be good with your money. Are you a spender or saver? Or are you a nice balance of both? It is also crucial to have financial goals. They will help give you direction for your money. Why is having money vital to YOU? How much would you like to save in the following year? ? Remember, “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant”. P.T Barnum.
If you are one of the fortunate South Africans who have the opportunity to go to university, your life is about to change. High school and varsity are very different. This is not meant to scare you but rather to prepare you. Research about the lives of university/college students is one of the ways you will prepare yourself for the change. Depending on how you behave and carry yourself ( well, and the institute and degree you chose), being a university student can be one of the best chapters of your life. It comes with its challenges but, it can be rewarding. You can read blog posts and even watch YouTube videos.
Volunteer/get a seasonal job.
Volunteering towards a great course can help build your empathy and compassion towards people. It can also help you better understand yourself and discover your potential and shortcomings. Bonus, it is also good for your curriculum vitae.
Go on a vacation
If you are fortunate enough to afford a good vacay with family or friends, then go for it. You have earned it after all of the work of being at school for an entire 12 years. It does not have to be international; you can explore some of the beautiful sites of our very own South Africa.
Read books on personal growth.
The next chapter of your life needs you to be bold and assertive. If you greatly lack self-confidence, you need to start building it. Be disciplined, and do not be afraid of being unique and standing out. According to Robin Sharma, “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development”.
Lastly, own pace, own race.
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