Summer is finally here. That means shorts, tank tops, and cool drinks. School is out and unless you have a super exciting life then you might be in need of some ideas on how to keep your summer from being as boring as possible.
For me, summer means a break from college. I know some people choose to go to summer school, but that doesn’t work for me. My summer is my time off to relax and to think about something other than schoolwork. So instead I choose to work which is a much better decision for me. But besides working I like to do other things in the summer like take time to read a book or travel. Below are seven ideas that I’ve come up with to keep you having a fun and enjoyable summer.
#1: Read a Book
I love books, but during the school semesters I don’t get much time to read what I actually want to read. So during the summer when I don’t have to read boring textbooks, I get to read books that I like. Reading is very relaxing for me, and during the summer it’s best served with a cold drink.
#2: Take a Trip
Road trips were practically invented during the summer so why not enjoy yourself and go on a few trips. And traveling doesn’t have to be expensive. Unless you’re going to Los Angeles or New York then you don’t have to have a lot of money. There are plenty of places around you that you might not have even been to yet. Visit them. You might find a hidden wonder. Traveling is super fun and is even more enjoyable with another person.
#3: Make a Scrapbook
Taking pictures is a way of life and it’s super convenient to just store the pictures in your phone so that you can look at them anytime you want, but I for one like to have an actual photo in my hand. I discovered that it’s really easy to print pictures off your phone. All you need is your charging cord and your nearby Walgreens or CVS. There are even apps that let you print photos from your phone to be mailed to your house. Putting the photos in a scrapbook could be a great way to savor the memories that you’ve created. Just think about it this way: some day you’re going to need photos to share with your kids.
I really enjoy cooking and baking. In fact, in another life I would have been a baker and owning a bakery is a tiny dream of mine. Summer is a perfect time to experiment with different recipes because you have a lot of time on your hand. You can easily find recipes online or buy a cheap cook book. Even if you aren’t the best cook in the world, cooking is something you can be proud of because it’s all you.
#5: Exercise More
Take advantage of the summer days and try exercising more. Hit up outside instead of the gym so that you can get fresh air at the same time. Summer exercise routines don’t have to be hard. Light jogging or a small exercise routine in the backyard can be fun.
#6: Start a Garden
Although I don’t have much of a green thumb, many people do and many people enjoy gardening. Gardening can be relaxing and the summer season is the perfect time to plant flowers and vegetables. But just make sure that you keep them hydrated. Georgia heat is no joke.
#7: Host a Party
Summers are great for BBQs and cookouts. The smell of grilled food and the sound of a freshly opened can of soda is what summer cookouts are all about. Invite some friends and family over to enjoy a nice day in the backyard. And it doesn’t take much to host a party. Just these three simple things: music, chairs, and food.
Have a great summer! Enjoy!
Photo Image by Sai Kiran Anagani