12 Ways To Have Fun This Summer

by Sarah Ruhlman
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It’s not long now until the sunnier climes of summer are with us. If you’re a fan of the winter months because of the fuzzy feeling it gives you, then you probably relished everything it brought us. A lot of us, however, couldn’t wait for the freezing cold and the bitter mornings to disappear! Sure, Christmas, Thanksgiving and a whole host of holidays are beautiful, but light mornings and suntans are what we really crave! Spring has its positives: the new year is finally starting to take shape; the plants, flowers and fields all becoming a healthier, prettier colour; and a few signs of summer teasing us and preparing us for what’s ahead.

As the best few months of the year approaches, it’s probably wise to think about how you’re going to be spending your time during them. Everyone is happier during this time so you’ll want to make the most of the positivity around – the last thing you want is to be bored during your free time, have no plans and miss out on stuff. They don’t have to be massively organized and wild adventures if you don’t want them to be, but make sure you’re not full of ‘what if’ by the time September arrives.

There are so many things you can do – the world is your oyster, isn’t it? If you’re heading towards June without any ideas, let’s go through just a few things that you might like to sink your teeth into.

Book A Holiday

If you haven’t already, and you have the money to do so, then why not hop on a plane to somewhere much more pleasant than your hometown? If you’re a partier, then you can head off to a destination dedicated to alcohol and partying every day. If you’re more of a quiet person, perhaps a nice beach holiday! What if you can’t afford to fly far? A short-distance trip to somewhere within your means would still be worthwhile.

Go On A Road Trip

As we mentioned before, if you can’t be a jetsetter right about now, then maybe a road trip with friends or family is the way to go. You could make a real thing of it: get a big plan together, figure out who to bring, and get the care prepared in terms of the necessities as well as making it look good with things like personalized plates and an interior makeover! Road trips are awesome if you’re looking to share laughs and memories with the best people in your life.  

Join A Club

If you haven’t a real hobby or a passion, then you might be able to find something you can love if you look hard enough. There are hundreds of different clubs scattered around you that have a plethora of different pastimes. If something catches your eye then go for it! You may meet wonderful people along the way, too.

Enjoy More Days Out

Don’t sit in the house watching paint dry all of the time. There are obviously things you can do indoors (and we’ll cover that a little later), but when you have nothing to do, it can get you down. Make sure you’re not idling and get yourself out and about with friends!

Make Summer Meals

Even if you’re not a culinary genius, you can still have a go at creating some fine meals for yourself and those around you. With the added optimism that comes with summer, you get a sense of confidence in trying new things. Look up some summer recipes and have a little go – you might be good at it!

Explore Nature

You don’t have to do anything too crazy or wild all of the time. Going for a walk around your nearest countryside spots or something like that would make you feel good. Perhaps heading into a beautiful park and having a picnic could also be for you.

Go To The Beach

If you have one nearby, then it’s a no-brainer, surely?! There’s not really anything like a hot day out at the beach. The sun shining down on you with the breeze from the sea? I’d like it right now, please!  

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Start A New Hobby

We touched on it earlier when talking about the club idea, but if you feel as though you’re in a bit of a rut with not much to do this summer, then finding a hobby that you’ll enjoy will enhance your life so much – it may even turn into a passion. There are so many things that a person can do in their spare time: do a little reconnaissance.

Have A Movie Marathon

Everyone likes movies every now and again – even those that say they don’t. They relax you and provide the entertainment you need for when you need that extra laugh, cry, or adrenaline. We’re not suggesting you sit in all summer watching movies, but as people are more sociable and interactive during the summer months, it would be a great idea to sit down with some friends and watch some classics at home.  

Begin A New Book Series

Similarly to before, it doesn’t have to be a huge deal, but maybe becoming engrossed in a compelling story might be for you. They have the power to enter your mind and create a world within your brain – checking out the best book series’ could hook you.

Redecorate The House

It doesn’t have to be a chore. Sure, your home needs the maintenance, and you have to be responsible pretty much all of the time, but that doesn’t mean your home should be a strict place with zero fun or creativity. You’ll have more energy and a spring in your step during summer, so maybe giving your home a makeover wouldn’t be such a bad idea!

Slow Down!

Don’t panic, you’ll have lots of time. There are a few months of this stuff to enjoy. You’ll probably have enough on your plate with work or education, so don’t get too worked up and remember that your time off in the summer should be blissful and what YOU want.   

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