It is officially Summer! But don’t even blink. Otherwise, it will be fall before you know it. Now how sad would that be if you missed on all the summer fun without making awesome memories to remember it by.
What you need to do this year is to make every summer day a memorable holiday. Amaze yourself every step of the way until the leaves start to fall.
If you read Travefy Blog often, you already know the 29 reasons we love summer and why you should too. If not, go read that now. Then you will better understand why you should enjoy every second of summer.
1. Take breaks often
The best breaks are mental downtimes your brain needs to regenerate and ultimately make you more efficient. Don’t take it from us, ask the scientists.
This summer, break often, away from the noise, and the routine, and everything that has been killing your imagination and your creativity all-year-round.
Get a hammock, brew lemonade, change the wallpaper on your phone or your computer with some place exotic and relaxing. Keep reading for ideas of how to take mental breaks all day every day.
2. Amaze yourself
You are not having a break until you break away from the routine. Do something new, something amazing and memorable that will make you feel good about yourself.
During your work time, change work settings and get away from your cubicle or your desk. Why not the couch or next to a window? Go have lunch with friends in some place new, possibility with as patio or a rooftop bar.
During your free time, do something you always wanted to do but never had time to. Go hiking or biking in a state park or some other natural setting. Hang out with the people you’ve been neglecting because… you know, it’s too cold, you’re too busy, [insert your favorite excuse here]!
Whenever you can, leave the phone behind, program the DVR, turn off the TV and go have fun outside. You will have plenty of time to binge watch your favorite summer series when comes the colder days of winter.
Instead, gather your friends and go check out the happy hour at your local watering hole or that awesome rooftop bar you’ve been passing up.
And whatever you do, DO NOT BRING WORK HOME! The goal is to disconnect. Remember?
4. Staycations help
Simply put, a staycation is a vacation at home that involves day trips and visits to local attractions. Regardless of where you live, no doubt there are awesome places around that you’ve been passing up for too long.
Have your own special summer vacation… at home, saving big on plane tickets and other travel fees while reaping the full benefits of a summer holiday.
If you really have no idea where to start your local exploration, check out these seven staycation ideas for inspiration.
5. Break the routine
“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land” – G. K. Chesterton
That is why everyone looks forward to summer vacations; to have a fresh new perspectives on things they get back home from a trip. The whole beauty of traveling is that it makes you more aware because it takes you out of your comfort zone to unknown places.
Once again, the secret is to embrace novelty, in your choices of restaurants, drinking holes, or even commuting routes. Whenever you can, go off the beaten path.
However, beware not to make your quest for novelty a routine in itself. Otherwise it will cease to stimulate you and lose its appeal as it loses its… novelty.
6. Be on a vacation
The ultimate secret to make every summer day a holiday is… to make every day a holiday. I know, that is so obvious but it’s amazing how often we tend to forget that.
Unburden yourself, don’t overdo it, and don’t overbook yourself. That’s not what vacationers do, is it?
Leave plenty of holes in your schedule to fill them with spontaneity. As mentioned above, amaze yourself. That is what summer vacations are for.
Remember: have fun and make everyday a special one. Make unforgettable, heartful memories that will keep you warm during the colder winter nights. Because, in the words of the Night’s Watch: “Winter is coming!”. Enjoy the moment!
How do you make the best of your summertime? Tell us in the comments.