With the beginning of summer many of us want to escape the heat and freshen up a little. Though at times summer is a pain when those heat waves come around, summer also seems like the happiest time of the year. It’s a time to get out there and enjoy an earth that is bright and alive. A time to enjoy activities that aren’t as fun during the cold months. Every year I’ve always waited for summer anxiously because it’s a time to rest more, soak up the sun, go out in the evenings, and so much more. Here is a list of things to look forward to this summer that we can all enjoy.
Yes, I know the sun can cause burning and too much exposure without drinking water may lead to dehydration. But it’s a perfect time to spend a few minutes out in the sun and expose ourselves to Vitamin D. Besides, a little sunshine also brightens up our mood and gives us the perfect summer tan for our skin. Just be careful not to spend too much time unprotected without sunscreen.
Pools, lakes, ponds, rivers, beach! Too hot? Don’t these bodies of water sound perfect for freshening up on a hot summer day? What’s even better? Sitting beach or pool side with friends while drinking an icy cold margarita.
3. Ice-cream, smoothies, cold desserts, margaritas
Ah! Just when we’ve spent too much time out in the sun a cold desert or cold drink is the perfect way to enjoy a hot summer day.
4. Shorts, dresses, tank-tops and sandals
I don’t know about you but no matter how much I love coats and boots during cold months, I can’t stand the extra layers. I feel my movement restricted and there’s too much weight added on. This is the reason summer clothing is so much more fun. You throw own a simple pair of shorts with a tank-top and voilà, you have a fresh day.
5. Flowers, nature
Along with Spring, Summer is a perfect time to enjoy nature. Flowers and trees are still blooming, green fields are fresh at the park, early or late hikes have the perfect weather and more animals are out and about. Just be careful with snakes and enjoy the many sounds of birds.
What are you looking forward to this summer? What’s your favorite thing to do during summer time? Looking forward to your answers.