5 Tips to Enjoy your Summer

Today I focused on spending time with the people I love so I do not have the most well thought out blog post for you all. But I thought it would be fun to create my own version of a top 5 tips (fill in the blank) list that we see all over Pinterest and internet. I decided to make mine, so here are my top 5 tips for enjoying your summer!

  • Get outside

In this part of Canada, we enjoy all 4 seasons throughout the year (or in a day). But summer is when everything is really green and lush and being outside is bearable. Until we reach 30 degrees Celsius and everyone starts freaking out because its way too hot. But still, go outside and enjoy nature and all that it has to offer.

  • Be proactive in planning things

If you wait until other people plan things, then nothing is going to happen. You need to step it up, reach out to people and make the plans yourself.

  • Wake up early

Summer mornings are like no other. The birds are chirping, the air is warm and fresh, and humidity won’t be settling in for a few more hours. It’s the perfect time to just let your mind wander or be still, to stop and be in the moment or to get outside and be active.

  • Make an ideas list, but not a bucket list

Now I know that sounds odd but from personal experience its what works best. During the summer, if I had planned out a huge list of things I wanted to do, I often found that a few weeks into summer I couldn’t accomplish them. That feeling was magnified as the end of summer approached and I felt like I had done nothing. Instead, I created an ideas list, which is kind of like a bucket list but different. It’s different because my commitment level to the things I wanted to do was not there. It was just an idea I had, and if it got done then yay! But if not, I wouldn’t feel miserable or like I had wasted away my summer. Simply, it was creating a list of things I wanted to do but removing the expectation that I had to accomplish everything on it.

  • Do things you don’t normally do

When we are working or in school, we often put things that make us happy on the backburner, because we have more pressing things to do. But the summer is that one time of year you can catch up on all those books you have in the to-be-read pile. It’s the time when you can learn a new sport, or pick up an instrument you haven’t practiced in months. Use the summer months as a time to do all things you are passionate about but have been pushing off all year.

So those are some easy and quick tips about 5 things you should take into account this summer.

If you have any tips on how to enjoy your summer then please feel free to leave them down below!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

Sarah

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