What to do now?

Hello all
i have just completed my secondary education and i am now on a 4 month break with absolutely no understanding of how to be as useful as possible with the time i have
I have a job and i plan on joining some volunteering organisations but there is still so much time in one day and i don't want to waste it
if anyone has any advice on useful things to do, anything, it doesn't necessarily have to be church related that would be super awesome
or even your own personal experiences and what you guys did when you finished your education
i also want to get back into reading so if you have any great books that you like please let me know, doesn't totally have to be religous


  • Exercise and train hard ;)
  • i'll be as bulk as your brother one day Faithfull Servant 
    ps you did eng lang but cant spell faithful ;)
  • hehehe, Just letting you know what my plans are bro!
  • your already bulk enough bro
    give me a few months to catch up
  • Learn some hymns!!!
  • pray, read the Bible (all of it), go to all the church services during the week and help the old people or your neighbours.
    once you have done all this (and i do mean read the whole Bible), then you will know what to do next :-)

  • thankyou Tenoosht and mabsoota
    the whole Bible in 4 months
    worth a shot
  • i admit, i never read it that fast myself, but u did say you had lots and lots of time!
    at least read the gospels or the letters from the apostles, give yourself some goal that is not too hard.
    may God bless your study :-)
  • Hope this helps... Fr. Thomas Hopko's 55 Maxims
    1. Be always with Christ and trust God in everything.
    2. Pray as you can, not as you think you must.
    3. Have a keepable rule of prayer done by discipline.
    4. Say the Lord's Prayer several times each day.
    5. Repeat a short prayer when your mind is not occupied.
    6. Make some prostrations when you pray.
    7. Eat good foods in moderation and fast on fasting days.
    8. Practice silence, inner and outer.
    9. Sit in silence 20 to 30 minutes each day.
    10. Do acts of mercy in secret.
    11. Go to liturgical services regularly.
    12. Go to confession and holy communion regularly.
    13. Do not engage intrusive thoughts and feelings.
    14. Reveal all your thoughts and feelings to a trusted person regularly.
    15. Read the scriptures regularly.
    16. Read good books, a little at a time.
    17. Cultivate communion with the saints.
    18. Be an ordinary person, one of the human race.
    19. Be polite with everyone, first of all family members.
    20. Maintain cleanliness and order in your home.
    21. Have a healthy, wholesome hobby.
    22. Exercise regularly.
    23. Live a day, even a part of a day, at a time.
    24. Be totally honest, first of all with yourself.
    25. Be faithful in little things.
    26. Do your work, then forget it.
    27. Do the most difficult and painful things first.
    28. Face reality.
    29. Be grateful.
    30. Be cheerful.
    31. Be simple, hidden, quiet and small.
    32. Never bring attention to yourself.
    33. Listen when people talk to you.
    34. Be awake and attentive, fully present where you are.
    35. Think and talk about things no more than necessary.
    36. Speak simply, clearly, firmly, directly.
    37. Flee imagination, fantasy, analysis, figuring things out.
    38. Flee carnal, sexual things at their first appearance.
    39. Don't complain, grumble, murmur or whine.
    40. Don't seek or expect pity or praise.
    41. Don't compare yourself with anyone.
    42. Don't judge anyone for anything.
    43. Don't try to convince anyone of anything.
    44. Don't defend or justify yourself.
    45. Be defined and bound by God, not people.
    46. Accept criticism gracefully and test it carefully.
    47. Give advice only when asked or when it is your duty.
    48. Do nothing for people that they can and should do for themselves.
    49. Have a daily schedule of activities, avoiding whim and caprice.
    50. Be merciful with yourself and others.
    51. Have no expectations except to be fiercely tempted to your last breath.
    52. Focus exclusively on God and light, and never on darkness, temptation and sin.
    53. Endure the trial of yourself and your faults serenely, under God's mercy.
    54. When you fall, get up immediately and start over.
    55. Get help when you need it, without fear or shame.
    Re: Great book... Read "The Alchemist," incredible book about finding purpose in one's life
  • wow
    thank u so much beekay, this is awesome
    can't wait to read the alchemist
    God bless

  • read the Bible 1st!

    (the alchemist is an interesting pantheistic philosophy book but the Bible is better)
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