Summer is a great time to start something new, whether it’s a hobby, work goal, or frame of mind. Even if the closest beach is a thousand miles away, make the most of Summer 2019 with some creative ways to stay happy and healthy all summer long.
Taking a long and expensive vacation might not be in the cards this year, and that’s okay. Research local free park concerts, art showcases, performances, sporting events, and support local businesses and communities by exploring local hotspots and gems.
With so much fresh produce in season, now’s the perfect time to eat more vegetables and fruit. Challenge friends to try something new, from exotic fruits to hosting a vegetable-cooking contest.
Don’t waste that summer sunshine! Join a casual sports team or get a fitness buddy to maintain accountability to exercise goals. Being social while on the move can help maintain those healthy habits long after summer is over.
Many volunteer projects are starting up again, and anyone can make a big difference with just a few hours of time. From helping plant a community garden to teaching summer school programs, the hard work will come back twofold in the gratification of doing something meaningful for others.
Set Summertime Goals
Think of a summer project or goal, and set a dedicated amount of time—even if it’s fifteen minutes—each day to work on it. Use a calendar to track progress and stay motivated.