Remember when summer used to be enjoyable? Well, we have come up with 3 ways to make the most out of your summer!
As the sun shines down, and the temperature increases it makes it the perfect time to go and explore, learn new things and re-live all your childhood memories whether it was in your own back yard, or maybe even a completely different country. Whatever the weather, time or place summer definitely gives us an opportunities to create life-long memories. So what are you waiting for, lets get onto our list and you can get creating those memories!
1. UTILISE YOUR BACKYARD
Your backyard is the ultimate fun place! There are so many things that you can do to entertain people that are a mix of fun/creative activities and adventures. Camp in your backyard! Get everybody to pitch in as a team to set up the tent, make a campfire and roast marshmallows on a stick, share stories, play board games, cook breakfast in the morning on the campfire and you have served up, one amazing night to remember.
Build a garden! Nothing compares to home-grown vegetables or fruits. There is something special that you know you created them with persistence and hard-work and at the end of the day get to enjoy them. Building a garden not only teaches you valuable lessons in life but you can make it fun while doing it! Find somewhere that is suitable place that gets lots of sun, not too much wind and has great soil and know you have got the recipe to grow a successful garden, now the other responsibilities are up to you!
Being in your backyard has been shown to stimulate creativity in younger people, they are forced to use their imagination to create entertainment. Get everyone playing outside, in the appropriate whether, if its hot make sure everybody has sunscreen the last thing you want to do is to have everybody sunburnt, that's a summer killer. If the weather is cold make sure everybody is wrapped up warm.
2. LEARN SOMETHING NEW
There was an interesting TED TALK on how to most efficiently and effectively manage your time so that you are able to get the most out of your day. There is always time for you to prioritise, learning something new. But you must be dedicated and motivated yourself otherwise you are wasting your own time.
Join a sports or creative club! There is never a better time to join a club that you are interested in, you don't even have to be good at it. Like with everything, the more practice you get the better you will become. Sports teams are awesome for socialising and meeting new people, and if sports aren't for you maybe you could do an art of cooking class? There is something for everyone.
Learn a new language! Languages are the key to unlocking your understanding of different cultures, and you can share with people what you have learnt. It feels awesome knowing that you are able to understand and connect with people on a higher level in a way that is unique to their own culture. You could make it your goal to learn some basic language phrases? There are plenty of CD's and Books that you can read and get information from to start learning.
3. EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCES
In order for you and your family to have an enjoyable time that doesn't mean that you have to go to a completely different country. There are numerous things that you are able to do locally, make day trips out of them. Go on the internet and research things that you are able to do in your local area, whether it is going to an event, attraction, something outdoors or experiencing something creative like visiting historical sites. There are cost effective ways to suit whatever budget.
Go to the beach! If you are looking for something to do without spending hardly any money then look at spending time at the beach. Take the family, have a picnic and take some fun activities such as a frisbee or soccer ball. You are in for one epic day!
Go for a hike! Experience the outdoors by walking around in beautiful nature. Take a bag with water, food and maybe some swimming gear and walk a track, you might be able to find a spot that you are able to sit down and cool off in the water and eat some food. Take in all the nature, lots of photos and maybe make it a regular thing? It's great exercise!
4. HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS
Family and friends are the closest people to you, so why not make it a priority to spend more time with each other? Its important to nurture those relationships and solidify the bonds that you have created through shared experiences. There are so many things that you are able to do, your choices are endless. The tinniest thing can make such a difference!
Go to the movies! Movies are a great way to have fun and also usually surrounded by shops which makes it a perfect day out! Find a movie that you both like, order some popcorn and drinks and after you can give your personal reviews on the movie and make your way out to find another place where you might decide to go shopping, have a bite to eat or go back home. Have fun together!
Go to a restaurant or cafe! Have a nice catch up with friends, you can talk about lots of things and really interact with each other. Avoid looking at your phones as it is a distraction and conversation killer. Order some nice food, take some photos together and that is something nice that you have done for a day that is sure to strengthen your relationships with one another.
Sometimes it is good to relax and have peace and quiet so that you are able to do what you want to do. It's important that you have some alone time to yourself as sometimes its just what we need. So dedicate some time to yourself during the day or week and enjoy!
Relax outside and read a book! If the weather is shinning maybe you would like to relax outside, sitting in a chair or hammock reading a book. Reading is very relaxing as you can get lost in a story or maybe broadening your knowledge on a particular topic.
Listen to music! Put on some music and just relax, have your own little dance party while no-one is watching. Listening to music is a great way to unwind as you have the ability to emotionally connect to songs through lyrics. Maybe you could listen to music while doing some jobs around the house? Adding a little bit of music, makes almost anything enjoyable no matter what you do.
Tell us your plans for the summer and you might be the lucky one to receive some Ice Pops's to make your summer more enjoyable!