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Participating in extracurricular activities bring with them many benefits. Being involved in extracurricular activities at school is a wise choice, and it can be very important in helping to develop many working skills, people skills, and more.
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The Benefits of Extracurricular Activities
If you aren't sure whether or not you should get involved in extracurricular activities, you definitely need to consider all the benefits that come along with these activities. Here is a look at just a few benefits you will enjoy if you get involved with these activities.
Benefit #1 – Learning Time Management and Prioritizing - Being involved in extracurricular activities, you will learn about time management and prioritizing things in your life. As adults we get very used to juggling a variety of different tasks and commitments. You will need to learn how to do this as well, and getting involved in these activities can give you some practice at it.
Benefit #2 – Getting Involved in Diverse Interests - Getting involved in extracurricular activities also allows you to get involved in diverse interests. It is important for you to be very diverse in your interests. These activities allow you to explore various interests that you may have.
Benefit #3 – Learning About Long Term Commitments - You will learn about long term commitments when you are involved in extracurricular activities as well, which is another excellent benefit. When you join one of the activities or clubs, you commit yourself to that activity for a period of time. Learning to take on commitments is important, and these activities can teach you this important lesson.
Benefit #4 – Making a Contribution - Extracurricular activities allow you to make a contribution in some way. It shows that you are getting away from just thinking about yourself and contributing to something else. This is important in your growth as a person.
Benefit #5 – Raises Self Esteem - Many times, being involved in extracurricular activities helps to raise your self esteem. Everyone wants to find something that they are really good at, and extracurricular activities provides you with a way that you can get involved in something and really shine, giving your self esteem a boost.
Benefit #6 – Building Solid Relationship Skills - You will have the benefit of building solid relationship skills as well when you get involved in extracurricular activities. You need to get involved in social activities and learn how to appropriately act in social situations and these activities give you a chance outside of school to do this.
Benefit #7 – Looks Great on College Applications - Yet another benefit of getting involved in extracurricular activities is that it looks great on college applications. Most colleges not only look at grades, but they take a look at extracurricular activities that students are involved in while they are in high school. They want to see that students are getting out there and doing more than just book work. The activities that you are involved in reveal a lot about you, and definitely will say something to the college admissions committees.