Things to do to take your mind off your OP
Congratulations! You’ve finished Year 12, you’ve partied at Schoolies, and now you’re waiting for your OP to come on 14 December. It might feel like a long time to wait so rather than spend all your time thinking about it, here are our tips to take your mind off your results until they’re out:
Spend time with your friends and family (or shop)
Chances are you’ve probably had little to no social interaction over the past five-six months in the lead up to Year 12 finals. Now that that’s all done with, you can focus on your loved ones.
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better way to thank your friends and family for being there for you through Year 12 than a fantastic Chrissie gift. So why not turn your mind from OP scores to scoring a great deal?
Do something that you love
It’s not too often that you get three months off from full-time commitment. It’s the perfect time to tick off a few things, whether it be going on holiday or taking up a new hobby.
Take time for yourself
Use the time to recharge after a full-on year. It’s important to focus on your health and to make sure you’re your #1 priority. Take a step back and make sure your dreams are for yourself and not for anyone else.
Reflect on how far you’ve come
Learning’s a lifelong process, but finishing high school is a huge achievement. You’ve probably had to overcome obstacles and hurdles, learnt a few lessons and made friends for life. You might be feeling nostalgic and decide to do some scrapbooking, or maybe you just have a few documents to file away, but you should use the time to think about this chapter.
By Charlotte Fung and Steven Wey