6 Productive Things to do Between Christmas and New Year’s

productive things to do between christmas and new years

Now that the gift-giving holidays are over, we’re sort of stuck in this weird limbo before the New Year’s Eve festivities begin. I know many of you are on break/vacation right now, so if you’re bored af at any point for these next few days, here’s a list of productive things to do to pass the time. Don’t let those precious free hours go to waste, use them to do things you’ve always wanted to do!

1. Get Google Adwords certified

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This is a huuuuuge resume booster! Google Adwords is what companies use to advertise their site on Google. By using a careful science of keywords, sites aim to have their results show up as the top result of googling a certain word or phrase. You can become a certified expert in the techniques behind Google’s Adword system in just two day’s time. This is a great thing to know, especially if you want a career in digital media analytics.

2. Learn a new language/brush up on one you knew previously

Helloooo, DuoLingo! I’ve been brushing up on my Russian with the DuoLingo app, but there are lots of languages that are still not available through their program. I ended up finding a YouTube channel that teaches Yiddish, so that was dope. If you are looking to learn a language but don’t know where to find resources, shoot me a message and I’d be glad to help (I am obsessed with languages!).

3. Write a list for Listverse

listverse no repeats or hesitationsLooking to make extra cash? If you have time on your hands, you can try your hand at earning money from Listverse. Listverse will pay you $100 for writing a list of 10 items. The catch? It has to be a list of things not previously covered by someone else on the site. If you have an original list idea, you can easily turn it into cold hard cash. Scoreeeee!

4. Play some brain games

productive things to do no repeats or hesitations If you want to play games, you can sharpen your brain while doing so! Lumosity has some great games for your ol’ noggin. Alternatively, there’s Free Rice, which I mentioned in my charity post. You can brush up on your vocabulary and donate rice to those in need. Now THAT’s productivity!

5. Try a new recipe

Whipping up something time-consuming while school/work is going on is impractical, but the holiday break is the PERFECT opportunity to make that 10 layer cake or 5-course dinner you’ve always wanted to! Break out the cookbooks and pull up the Pinterest pages to pass the time making the meal of your dreams. (P.S. check out my friend Savannah’s baking blog, Seven Bakers Lane for incredible dessert recipes!).

6. Read about a topic that you wish you had more foundation in

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Do you ever think to yourself, “Wow, I wish I knew more about X!” Whether it’s a political issue, historical timeline, or a small skill, now is the time to read up and fill the gaps in your knowledge.

How are you spending the days between holidays? Thinking of other productive things to do between Christmas and New Year’s? Are you doing anything fun, rewarding, or exciting? Feel free to share in the comments!

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