Summer is here! Schools and colleges are out, the weather is warm, the pools are open, and the fruity drinks are flying. Enjoy a few of these summer festivities before school starts and its back to the grind!
There is almost a primal satisfaction in making things grow out of the ground. You can grow flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even herbs and spices. Finding what to grow can be fun and weeding your garden can be oddly calming and therapeutic. Plus at the end of the season, you can pick what you grow and use it for indoor decoration, as food, or to spice food. That’s a win-win!
2) Go for a walk with someone.
Walking provides a wide range of both physical and mental health perks—for people of all ages! Social walkers also tend to be happier. Bring an old friend along or invite a new friend. It’s an easy activity for you to familiarize yourself with someone new!
There are a lot of things left to experience! Try water skiing, or snorkeling. Take a road trip to a place you’ve never been before. There are so many possibilities, and they’ll likely turn into treasured memories years from now.
4) Have a BBQ.
Fire up the grill! A BBQ is a great excuse to invite your friends, neighbors, and family over to bond. Not only is BBQ delicious, you can throw out other activities like cornhole for everyone to enjoy while the food is cooking.
5) Have a garage sale.
We all tend to collect things during the cooler months. Now that the sun is shining you might have a hankering to venture into the garage or dive into the basement and find all the old junk you don’t need anymore. You could throw it away, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Drop it out on the lawn, put some for sale signs on it, and make yourself a few bucks while removing clutter from your life.
It seems a little old-fashioned, but a picnic can still be a lot of fun. Put some food in a basket or a cooler, go find a grassy spot somewhere, plop down, and have a meal. Take your friends or your family along and make an experience that you’ll remember. Just be sure to avoid the ant hills! 😉
Source: Lifehack.org, Chicago Title Times, & British Journal of Sports Medicine