Don’t be stuck in the house this summer? Fun things to do this summer
As the weather get warmer and the nights get shorter there’s no denying what’s going on. Summer time is approaching. And fast too. Got plans? No Yes Maybe? Summertime is the perfect time and opportunity to do things you’ve been meaning to do all year long. Whether you’re a student off from school or on break, or a seasoned worker looking to cash in your chips for some fun in the sun; summer is a haven for relaxation and excitement. Well I hope these suggestions helped.
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Things to do by yourself
Pursue a hobby: Sigh you've been meaning to do this but never got the chance or time to do it. Now is your chance: this can be anything from learning how to swim, learning how to play guitar to catching up on TV shows or sleep
Work on yourself: Whether it’s to lose weight, get active, perfect your grilled barbeque ribs recipe, or teaching your-self how to properly unwind. It’s a great time to focus on your-self.
Give back volunteer: Altruism in the summer??? Yes it’s possible and it’s not only reserved for Thanksgiving. Volunteer at a local park or beach, recycle and clean up your community. Participate in a walk or run in a marathon for a cause. Fundraise for a local charity. There’s something about the sun that can you make you feel more satisfying and appreciative of what’s around you.
Things to do with Family
Reconnect: When was the last time you've seen your grandmother or talked to your mother on the phone. If you said Thanksgiving or Christmas then that’s pretty sad. Make it goal to at least once see them face to face. Reconnect with family by bonding over dinner or a family barbecue packed with BBQ ribs, grilled chicken, hot dog, and lemonade. Start a new tradition, make a habit to reconnect and spend quality time with your family.
Plan a magnificent Stay-cation: Tight on money, young kids who hate traveling, or responsibilities and conditions that don’t allow you to travel far. A stay cation is a nice way to change scenery without changing it too much. Whether it’ll be a two day or weekend trip two towns or two states over, it’ll allow you and your loved ones to get away without really getting away.
Things to do with Friends
Party like it’s 1999 or 1983 or 2003 or 2020: Create a theme party with your friends, complete with costumes, food, music, and props. Bonding over music and food and plain fun is a great way to create new memories, strengthen old connections and secure new ones.
Plan a road trip: Plan a road trip with your friends. This will give you bonding time and an opportunity to explore new places, and great new memories made of worthy adventures with your buds. Be sure to take pictures and create a summer scrapbook too.
Things to do with your significant other
Rediscover your relationship: Relive and rekindle your romance. Plan a romantic date, go skinny sipping in the beach at night, it’ll help you unwind and get close. Doing something spontaneous and daring will also allow you to appreciate each other and your relationship more.
Get Active, Get Competitive: What better way to get close with your partner than to duke it out. Competition and competitiveness is not a bad thing (most of time) and can allow you to unleash some healthy and light-hearted aggression. Challenge them to race, one on one basketball, poker, etc. Whoever wins gets to a “reward” of their choice.
Traditional things with a spin to do in the summer time
Go to the movies in swimwear
It may seem crazy, but why not. The weather is hot
If you live in an apartment get permission, if you own a house buy a ladder. Either way you're getting up there. Its bold and a unique way to bond and dance with arms touching the sky. Party to the am and watch the sun come up from the rooftop.
Ride a tricycle or unicycle
Bicycles are so 2012, tricycles and unicycles are the way to go. Find out where you can buy or rent a tricycle and unicycle and ride them in the park or any open area. Feel the air on your face as you try to navigate these two or three wheelers. Just be careful!!!
These suggestions can be done with or without people and in no particular order; it’s all up to you. So you don’t get stuck in the house this summer and wonder in the fall where those lazy sweltering days gone. Be safe and most importantly, enjoy!!