Lazy Days of Summer

Ahh… summertime! The lazy days of summer are here, and the season of relaxation is in full effect! It’s important to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take a moment for yourself. Lay in the grass, lounge on the beach, walk through the gentle waves, read a book or lounge by the pool. Now is the time to focus less on work and redirect your time to the things you enjoy.

Summer not only brings an abundance of fun activities, but tasty foods as well… hot dogs and hamburgers please!  Grilling some yummy food surrounded by friends and family is the picture-perfect way to spend a warm summer evening.  Ending the meal with an indulgent dessert never hurts either… did someone say ice cream? It’s no secret that ice cream is a summer staple. My personal favorite is chocolate chip cookie dough on a waffle cone.

Here are a few activities to soak up the summer season!

Take a dip in the water. Summer is undoubtedly beautiful, but also undoubtedly HOT. Luckily, there are several ways to cool off from the summer heat. First and foremost, hydrate! Dehydration is heightened during these warmer months, and we must stay diligent with drinking water. So, sip on a large glass of ice water throughout the day. Squeeze some fresh lemon or other fruits for a tasty way to stay hydrated. A fun way to cool off is to run through the sprinklers! Embrace feeling like a kid again. Take a dip in the pool or splash through the waves at the beach!

Sit back and relax. Take a break from your daily regimen, kick off your shoes and take a breather. Summer is the season to embrace time off and vacation! It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant; a nice ‘stay-cation’ does the trick. Have a picnic in your backyard or even sit in a chair in the lawn and read a book.

Explore outside. By the time summer hits, nature is in peak bloom! Vibrant flowers have blossomed, trees are luscious and the vegetable gardens are sprouting. Spend time by exploring local nature trails, gardening, or walking along a breezy beach. Find a new location and explore – the world is your oyster!

However you choose to spend your summer is unique to you and your interests. Just be sure to relax and enjoy whatever you choose to do! And remember, if you’re ever going to be lazy, summer is the right time to do it.

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