Staying Productive this Summer

Students and instructors: you’ve made it. It’s finally summer. Congratulations on finishing another successful semester/quarter. You’ve got at least two months of freedom ahead of you, and staying productive with few obligations can be very difficult.

Using a handy mind mapping software like MindMaple for Windows or iPad, lay out your many options. We’ve created a template to get you started with a few ideas on staying productive in your downtime.

Stay productive this summer with MindMaple

This summer, your options are endless, but it’s important to use your time wisely and continue to build upon your current skill set.

  • Finding a job is one of the standard options. Summer jobs can often be in short-supply, but many places hire short-term positions. Use any of the sites listed in the template, or apply at your local movie theatre or amusement park. Seasonal workers are always needed.
  • Get an internship. If you’re in college, or close to it, a internship is one of the best ways to gain new skills and hone in on your current set. The closer you are to completing your undergrad, the more important it is to consider this option, especially considering the high competition for entry-level jobs.
  • Volunteer. Giving back to your community is one of the best things you can do this summer. Not only is it incredibly helpful to many organizations with limited budgets, it’s beyond rewarding to know you’ve made a difference.
  • Take a course at your community college or local community center. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to cook, or maybe sculpture has always piqued your interest, there’s no better time to enroll in a class you may not be able to during the school year.
  • Last, but certainly not least, read that novel you’ve been putting off. Review the lists linked in the template for good places to start, or ask a friend for recommendations. Many students and instructors find it difficult to squeeze leisurely reading into their packed schedules; using summer vacation to turn a few hundred – or thousand – pages is a wise decision.

What are your plans for staying productive this summer? Did you procrastinate on spring cleaning?

Download our mind map template here. If you haven’t downloaded MindMaple for your device yet, you can visit our website for free and premium mind mapping software.

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3 comments on “Staying Productive this Summer

  1. Emrea says:

    MindMaple v.1.6.2 somehow improves productivity tools provided by MindMaple, except one thing: the Notable Topic! What is introduced as an improvement in this version of MindMaple, which places notes under topics is done at the expense of the very useful notes panel of the earlier versions, which allowed a far more productive placing of notes panel (top, bottom, sides, and even as a floating window) is now totally gone!! Pleeease bring the old notes panel back and do not discard useful features of the software.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    • yvonnewu71 says:

      Dear Emrea,
      Thank you for your feedback. We always listen to our users’ voice to tailor the product and to provide a better experience for you and other mind-mappers! We have already submit your suggestion to our development team! Hopefully the old notes panel will be improved and reintroduced in the future updates!

      Thanks for supporting MindMaple!

  2. Emrea says:

    Aaand the notes panel came back with version 1.65 today!! Thank you all, MindMaple team, for listening to users’ feedback:))
    Cheers:)

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