When we get bored, we often skip to movies and games. That’s most me too. But still there’s more. Over this vacation of more than 30 days, I had watched more than 40 movies and I’m still on the spree. Although I don’t like spending this much of time in front of a screen, but at the same time I cannot resist myself. My greatest time killers in order are below.
-Movies and Shows.
Enough said, you know what I mean.
-Guitar and musical instruments
Over the vacations, I improved my skills in guitar, as well as keyboard. Although I haven’t bought a keyboard yet, i’m using an application which turns you PC keyboard into a Musical keyboard.
I got myself made a custom Cajon, and I’ve been thumping it since then.
I’ve been learning on how to make music, and so far I’ve found it is difficult.
Chess: You might say its just another game, rather board game. Yes it is, but unlike others it has an addiction, either you lose or win, it makes you play more and more. I’m on chess.com by the name ixabhay if you want to catch up.
Money is one of the greatest three factors in one’s life beside fame and power.
In college life, no matter how much amount of money your parents would send you, at some point we find it still less. Here is my approach on how you can save on your money in little things and spend it wisely.
-Buying Gadgets and Equipments
Ever heard of OLX.in, you sure have. It is one of greatest classifieds ad site India have ever got.
This place is right now my favorite for buying out mobile phones. You might say, “when you’re spending 10-20k of money in a phone why not buy a first hand phone?”
I would like to explain this with an example. Consider, you want to buy Samsung Galaxy S4, the market price of which is currently around Rs 40 to Rs 45,000. Now if you would simple do a little search on the classifieds, you can easily find the desired phone for about Rs 32-35,000. Now this phone would come in full warranty, as it is newly launched.
This saves you around Rs 5 to Rs 10,000 straight. Similarly you can look for musical instruments too. Say an acoustic guitar. Which is a great thing to buy second hand.
-Using Coupon Codes
There are sites like Groupon.com which provides you coupon codes for various other shopping websites. You can also use Snapdeal.com for same. Did you know, ebay’s newsletter occasionally contains coupon codes. They can easily save you Rs 100 to Rs 2000 in single purchase.
When buying from retail store, ask for a membership card. They give small small discounts on small small purchases. Though these discounts are very small, they get credited in your card.
Its the summer holidays and we’ve still got a month+ of days. If you’re a teenager, you probably had plans of ‘not staying home at all day’, ‘learning guitar’, etc. But you only end up spending all your days in front of computer screen, chatting with friends on Facebook.
Here are few things you should consider doing on vacations if only you can dedicate yourself to them.
It means setting up a target. Usually we start things by saying ‘We’ll see later on’. That’s one big mistake of all of us. You should always set a target. In case of vacations, set at least one target. It could be anything, which you like.
-Learning guitar or any other musical instrument.
This is the most common activity done by teens in their vacations, but the heat is what ends up all their dedication.
Here’s a little suggestion, get an instrument and search for its tutorials online. That way you don’t have to go out to your institute, so you’re saving time, and you don’t have to follow any schedule, so more convenience.
-Expand your skills dialog.
Consider vacations as an opportunity to either develop an unknown skill or try to master yourself in some known skill. For example, you can either learn C or C++ programming languages, which would help you in academics too, or learn Android app development. Likewise there are many computer related stuffs which can help you in future if you work on them from now on. Example, PHP, Web Designing, Photoshop, After Effects, Java, Tally etc.
If you might not know, blogging refers to making a personal website, sharing anything you want on it.
Photography is not all about buying an expensive camera and shooting pictures. Rather you can do it with a regular Digital Camera too. But still if you can arrange yourself a DSLR, it would be great. You require about a week of practice to learn to operate it like professionals.
-Improving Vocabulary and Personality
English have become one important language now a days. We learn to perfect it in school, we further learn it in colleges. You can easily ‘Spoken English’ institutes in the city. Do a month long of course or Google for tutorials.
-Time with Computer or Television.
Watch movies, television series etc. They are best time killers of vacation. But make sure you are not wasting time. You might think if watching a movie on Television is not time wasting, then what is. Actually, take a notice of timeline of movies on television. I’ve noted the normal channels shows a 2 hour movie for 3 to 3.5 hours. That’s what I call wastage of time. You could rather download a movie you want to watch, Google’s Play Store in now a days selling movies for download, or you can also use Netflix, buy its DVD or, skip to HD channels. For example, Movies Now HD and Star Movies HD. Movies on such channels only lasts for 2 to 2.5 hour maximum.
Set your goals small, and you will not fail!