All study and no extra-curricular activity makes Jack a dull boy.
Colleges are not meant only for studying but it’s much more than that. It’s not only studies which are accompanying you towards getting that dream job which you have long dreamt off or that master’s degree which you had wanted to pursue. College gives us more than that. It gives us a life outside classrooms and books to see life from a different perspective. and in those years we understand the importance of extra-curricular activities.
Here comes in extra-curricular activities which help you to grow outside the established parameters of books and classrooms. Unfortunately, in India, parents and even some of the students frown upon extra-curricular activities as they think it will affect their studies and destroy their future.
Now let’s get to the bottom of it. Co-curricular activities are just as important as your academics and never ever can academics get affected because of co-curricular activities. They work in tandem and are always on the same tangent for a student’s school or college life.
Let’s look at the importance of extra-curricular activities and how it can be beneficial
Learning new skills
One of the most important benefits of participating in extra-curricular activities is that you add a new skill to your arsenal which will help you in all your future endeavors. Extra-curricular activities allow you to explore new fields and helps you develop skills in that particular field. It helps you to showcase your other talents apart from academics and it tests your multitasking skills and time-management skills which is an important requisite in today’s world.
Managing the ticking clock
Time waits for none and managing it in an efficient manner is the only way to make the most out of it. Extra-curricular activities will definitely improve your time management skills. You will be juggling between both studies and co-curricular activities which will stop you from wasting your precious seconds on unnecessary things. Managing time efficiently will help you to do things better. You will learn to plan things better and help you to strike a balance between your different activities.
Students who participate in extra-curricular activities are more dedicated to whatever they do. Students do not take anything lightly and give in their all while doing anything. It’s an important aspect that you will develop while engaging in extra-curricular activities. The rise in commitment level will carve out a new personality out of you and will help you achieve new heights in your future endeavors.
Participating in extra-curricular activities will help you to meet different kinds of people from all walks of life. You get to interact with students from different streams of your college and you get to know about them. College Fest and different activities will broaden your knowledge about many things as you interact with people and learn from their experiences. You will have an active social life which will always keep you occupied.
Improved Academic Performance
As mentioned earlier participating in extra-curricular activities will make you more dedicated and help in improving your time management skills. You will witness a change in how you go about preparing for your exams. You will eliminate rote learning from the process and apply practical knowledge which proves to be helpful in the future.
Participating in extra-curricular activities will also help you assess your career options in a broad manner. For example, if you join the photography club in your college and you do well then you can consider taking it up as a full-time career instead of the bland finance job which you had earlier thought about. It helps you to see a different perspective of your life and gives you ample amount of choices to choose from. Extra-curricular activities work towards the all-around development of the students and will help you stand confidently in all walks of life.
Don’t be the Jack who is dull and bland and who is only into books but be one who is interesting and ready to try out different things in life.