Do you feel like time is speeding past and you’re missing out on summer fun? Then read on for how to feel more “summery” and how to plan your next adventure (hint: it’s simpler than you think)!
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Enjoy the sunshine
Stop looking at your friends’ sunset pictures on Instagram, head outside and go enjoy the good weather for yourself! You could make a habit of going on a post-lunch or dinner stroll or even start a new sport. If you live in the UK like I do, it’s not blissfully warm for long so make the most of it!
Do something new
Summer is not the time for cozying up into your routine – shake things up and try something new. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s a great idea to go to meetups and socialise. Check out the events page of your town or just google what you’ve been thinking about but not actioning, e.g. “salsa [your town]”. There are lots of opportunities on your doorstep!
Go on a microadventure
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I did this one on a whim as I was feeling a bit grumpy and “stuck”. The idea of a microadventure is to head outdoors and to sleep under the stars. It requires very little preparation and will give you fresh perspective / great memories (I saw my very first badger on my microadventure!). Check out this website for inspiration and to answer any of the doubts you may have.
Eat seasonal food
Nothing like the summer to hit refresh on your diet! It’s a great time to fuel your body properly with seasonal salads and fruit (along with all the other things you enjoy of course). I am developing a beautiful health planner that makes it easier to keep track of what’s in season, but for now you can use this seasonality table developed by the BBC – I used to use it to plan our groceries shops and thus make the most of what the seasons have in store for us.
Read a book
Take a bit of time to unwind and crack open a new book (outside?). My current recommendations are Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found and Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life. The former will give you itchy feet and propel you into your microadventures, and the latter will gently nudge you into making the most of every day.
Which of these ideas are you already implementing? Do you have any other tips for making the most of summer? Please do share in the comments below!