Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.
“I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there.” Jack McBrayer
Check out this list of 10 productive ways to make the most of the summer:
Travel – To travel is to take a journey into yourself. Go for a hike in a place you’ve never been. Go camping
Enjoy cold foods – Eat Ice cream – Ice cream is the perfect buffer because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it’s more than just food.
Swim – Swimming is good for your health. Swimming is an outstanding activity for people of all ages.
Read a good book – For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
Drink lemonade with ice and mint – It’s a great source of vitamin C.
Hook a fish – The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
Look at the stars – Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. (Regina Brett)
Make a summer playlist – Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Walk with your dog – The dog is a reflection of your energy, of your behaviour. Walking your dog is great exercise.
Mediate – meditation will refill your body with vibrant life force energy. And don’t forget to dance in the sun while wearing beautiful flowers in your hair.
“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. you can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. summer just opens the door and lets you out.” Deb Caletti