Here's a list of productive holiday projects you could try to eliminate your boredom, or start something new.
The picture above is the first remotely realistic different sketch I ever drew, drawn in the third school holidays last year. I remember feeling a great sense of pride and showing my whole family, who weren't nearly enthusiastic enough for me ;). I now know that copying photos and drawing eyes really isn't that hard, but this whole experience started a phase where I would try copying photographs and drawing new things. I still draw occasionally today. So maybe you should pick up a lead pencil and a photograph, and start drawing. I think you'll find that you're actually pretty good at it.
Write a story
Although I suggest you write on your laptop rather than using a pencil like in the image above. Just think about it, all those fantasies you have swimming around in your head, all the stuff you wish would happen but you know never will. You can write it all down in a story. You wish you'd gotten up to talk to the cute boy on the bus? Write a story where you did, and all the cute stuff that could happen after. You wish you could go on an adventure to space? Write a story where you do. It's like living in a different reality, a world that you've made up just for you. And if you'd like other people to read it, there's a great slightly shameful website called Wattpad. ;)
Reorganise your room
Now this is definitely productive. First of all, you're going to have to actually clean your room. There can't be any clothes, bags, books, stationary, anything on the floor. That's a project in itself. Once that's done, well, there's an endless supply of stuff you could organise. There's your wardrobe, your bookshelf, your desk, your makeup, jewellery, any other shelves where you put random knick knacks and heirlooms. Sure, organising may sound like a dreadful thing to do, but plan out how you're going to organise your stuff first. You'll find that you'll actually get pretty into it, pretty excited about your new room system. Now it's a question of whether you can sustain it...
Redecorate your room
If you have nothing to reorganise cos you're super organised like that, try decorating your room a little. Make some canvas quotes (permanent marker makes everything easier), stick up some drawings, posters, make a collage of photos that make you happy, maybe an inspiration board, a string of polaroids. Or maybe just decking your room with paper lanterns or strings of lights from Typo would be enough. How about some of those glow in the dark star stickers? Make your room more you.
Start a new TV series
Okay, I know this isn't exactly productive, but it really is fun. And yeah, it doesn't really help the whole eating thing either, since food always accompanies TV, but still, TV shows are some of the best entertainment. There's Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, Dance Academy just to name a few. You could spend the day watching episode after episode without a care in the world, because you have so much time. So is there a TV show you think sounds interesting but you've never had a chance to watch? Or maybe everybody's talking about it and you're the only one without a clue. Well now's the time to catch up and treat yourself to come good entertainment.
It was in the holidays that I learnt to bake, to make my own homemade pizza. And that's still literally all I can do. So if you're a non-chef like me, why not take up a little cooking in the holidays? Fish up some recipes from the internet, or explore through your mum's cookbooks, or even just buy some of that processed ready made stuff and start from there. As for me, well, I should probably go find some two minute noodle packets and figure out how to cook them. That would be a great big productive step in cooking for me.
This isn't really a project, but it is something you can try once every few days, or once a day even. I know it was the holidays when I first started doing my nails, since nail polish isn't allowed at my school. There are loads of nail tutorials on you tube and many accounts on instagram to give you ideas. So grab your toothpicks and nail polish, and start showing off some new nail designs.
Be a little healthier
Go for a jog, go cycling, do some push ups, sit ups. You can just run around your neighbourhood. Set yourself some goals. For example, run 3km every two days. It doesn't need to be too difficult. You should just try to be a little physical, especially if you're normally not physical at all during your average daily life. Trust me. You'll feel really good afterwards.
*ironic: I just turned down tennis with my dad literally 2 seconds ago*
But seriously, be more active. I did go cycling this morning.
Start a blog
I saved this one for last because, well, it's my latest holiday project I guess, and I'm working on it right now. Blogging is an amazing project that gives you a sense of pride every time you post. I know that while I was sick and bored, starting a blog seemed like the best idea ever and I obsessed over it for about a week. I still sort of do now. So if you like the idea of having a blog and sharing ideas, whether it be about books, beauty or life in general, go ahead and start one. And if you do, don't be afraid to comment on this blog. I'd be happy to follow you!