I think we can all agree that this summer will be one for the books! While we are all still under quarantine and taking safety precautions, the nice weather that comes along with summertime has been extra crucial this year.
Now that we are well into August, I want to make sure that I’m taking advantage of this moment in time and making the most out of the rest of the summer! I thought I would share my 3 best ideas for creating a memorable summer with you! 🙂
3 Ways to Make the Most of this Summer
1) Get outside – The first way to make the most out of this summer is to get outside as much as possible! While you may not be able to take your typical summer vacation this year, there are still plenty of things that you can do to make your everyday life feel more like a vacation and enjoy having a staycation at home!
While many of us may be a little bit tired of being inside our homes after the long days of quarantining this spring, we can take steps to enjoy the change of scenery right outside our front door! Some ideas include: drinking your coffee on the front porch, having picnics in the yard, grilling out every night, getting a new firepit to enjoy nights out by the fire, or grabbing some new cushions to freshen up your outdoor living space.
Also, just because you aren’t traveling to a tropical location, doesn’t mean you can’t go anywhere! Use this time to explore where you live! Take a road trip to a different part of your state. Check out all of the parks, beaches, mountains, or anything else that your area has to offer. You may end up finding some new favorite spots close to home!
2) Play! – Summertime is the perfect time to let your inner child out to play. Make the most of this summer by letting the easygoing and free spirited parts of your personality shine through and give yourself permission to act like a kid again.
Swim, run, swing, and splash in the water. Run through the sprinklers, blow bubbles outside, and catch fireflies in the evenings. Roast marshmallows on that new firepit you bought, have a campout and make some s’mores. Hint: these are all such fun activities to do with your kids! Angelo and I taught June how to catch fireflies this summer and the joy on her face the first time she caught one is something that I won’t forget! It’s the simple, playful moments that often make the best family memories! Enjoy more magical moments by having a sense of adventure and being more playful this summer.
3) Enjoy leisure time – Savor slow living this summer. Don’t let the rest of the summer go by without taking time to soak in some rest and relaxation.
Take some time out to read for fun, take a nap under a tree, or sip a cold beverage while you watch your kids play outside. Take long baths, flip through a magazine, and play soothing music. Enjoy lazy days and long conversations with friends. Take time to slow down, relax, and unwind. Do something just for you!
Are you ready to get outside, play, and enjoy some leisure time?! I hope these ideas help get the wheels turning and inspire you to have some adventures as you make the most out of the rest of this summer!