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Summer is finally here. Finally, we have the opportunity to spend time outside. We yearn to be outside in the fresh air from sunrise to sunset, soaking up the priceless sunshine and warmth. Now that summer has here, let us ensure that we make the most of it. Some people believe that in order to make the most of the summer, they must do lavish things; nevertheless, I will share with you a few things that you can do to make the most of this summer by doing basic everyday things.
1. Take in a sunrise
Watching a sunrise is one of the most beautiful ways to start your day. Yes, the sun rises early, and you may need to make special arrangements to catch this beautiful natural display on time.
Look up the time that the sun rises in your location. Grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite morning beverage). Take a camera or your smartphone with you. Prepare to be wowed by a spectacular sky-high art extravaganza. The reason I propose this is because watching the grandeur of the morning sky painted by the rising sun is very breathtaking. It allows you to appreciate how magnificent our planet is. The immensity of the sky, the early sun peaking through the horizon, and the spectacular display of color are all breathtaking.
Something about viewing the sunrise connects me to both the complexity and simplicity of life. Your day will start off on a fantastic note if you make the additional effort to observe the dawn.
2. Visit your hometown as a tourist
Let’s face it, we spend our days half-closed, looking around at our surroundings. Our neighborhood is considered an “old hat.” This summer, I want you to look at your town and the communities surrounding it through the eyes of a tourist.
Do some research to see what’s available in the region. Have you ever driven past a location and thought to yourself, “I really should check that out?” Pretend you have visitors coming to town and you need to be their tour guide. This is one method to become a tourist in your own town. Find out about all the interesting places to visit and things to do in your neighborhood. Make a schedule for the fictitious visit.
Now go out and see what your community has to offer. While trekking through the familiar areas, make new memories.
3. Kite Flying
Have you ever seen a child’s face light up when they watch a kite floating through the air? Learn to appreciate the small pleasures of life.
Every time I fly my kite in the sky, I feel a sense of liberation. I have a youthful abandon from the moment I catch the breeze and release it higher and higher into the skies until I reel it back in. When I’m flying my kite, my tensions appear to dissipate. As I raise my eyes to the sky, time stands still. I feel liberated from my daily worries. I know it seems weird, and it’s hard to put into words how it makes me feel, but I encourage you to get a kite (it doesn’t have to be an expensive one), locate a decent location to fly it, and let yourself get carried away by the wind for a while.
Enjoy the revitalizing sensation that comes from engaging in a time-honored activity.
4. Construct a Sandcastle
What a great thing it is to live near the sea! There is a lovely feeling inside of me when I am able to sit near the water. The sea wind, the sound of the waves crashing, and the vastness of the ocean all soothe me in ways that nothing else can.
Another aspect of beach life is being carefree, like if you were a child. Building a sandcastle is a difficult but enjoyable task. It’s a lot of fun hauling the buckets of sand and water to build the castle. It’s impossible to overestimate the pleasure of seeing your castle come to life.
I used to think this was something only kids did until one day I decided to join in. A dose of sandcastle building is one of the basic things that can be so delightful in today’s world, which causes us to be so “busy” most days. Go ahead and give it a shot!
5. Establish a Garden
“Hands in the earth, head in the sun, heart with nature: this is the glory of gardening.” Gardening not only feeds the body, but it also feeds the soul.” Austin, Alfred
Imagine taking your first bite of a veggie you just picked from your own garden! The delectable liquids and delectable flavors are indescribable. This is what your hard work has yielded.
The finest part of most activities is the end product, but gardening provides satisfaction throughout the process, from seed planting to witnessing the buds flower and then the delicious taste of freshness. You are not required to plant food; instead, you can grow herbs or flowers.
Each day’s perspective will be brightened by planning for bursts of color in your flower beds. Looking at the development of growth each day was so rewarding the first time I planted a garden. I could sit for hours just admiring the blossoms’ splendor. Life, as they say, begins in a garden.
6. Enjoy the Fireworks
Fireworks fascinate me! The vibrant spectacle brightens the night sky as well as the viewers’ eyes. The spectacle is enhanced by the strong booming sounds that echo. Many of the fireworks displays are choreographed to music.
When they see the sky light up, young youngsters have bright eyes and active emotions on their faces. Even if you are no longer a child, fireworks might bring back childhood memories. When I was a kid, I remember viewing fireworks at Disney World, and for a brief time, I believed in fairy stories!
7. Take a Camping Trip
Camping is good for the soul. When we take time away from our daily routines to simplify our lives and relax in nature, we improve our quality of life. In today’s world, we live fast-paced lives filled with frantic activity and modern devices. When was the last time you unplugged and connected with nature with your family?
You can cleanse your mind in the tranquility of nature. Camping exemplifies the simplicity of life and all the beauty that surrounds us, which we frequently overlook. The sound of birds and other wildlife as you wake up in the morning light sets the tone for the rest of the day. Spending time outside with the people you care about will provide you with lifelong memories.
During a camping trip, I took one of my favorite images of my father. I grin every time I see that photo, and it brings back fond memories of our time together. Spending an evening conversing around a campfire with your family can be just what you need to reconnect. Don’t forget to take in the amazing starry skies that appear as it becomes dark.
8. Spend time with Family & Friends
Spending quality time with your family and friends is the greatest approach to make the most of this summer. Summer is a fantastic time to “create” lifelong memories. The days are longer in the summer, giving us more opportunities to spend time outside.
Make sure to schedule time with the people you want to spend time with. We often say we want to do “such and such” with someone, and before we know it, days have passed without us even getting together.
Make summer dates with your family. Make a specific day of the week to meet up with them and do something special with them. Once a week, have a picnic, go for an evening walk, or watch a movie together. If you schedule these events ahead of time, you will be able to spend quality time with your family.
“Every photograph you take conveys information about a certain point in time—a snapshot of where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing.” Kevin Systrom is a writer and a musician.
I overheard a young lady mention that her phone was full of images and that she needed to acquire a new phone. I couldn’t help but chuckle. She hadn’t learned how to save and delete her images, I assume. Wow, she’s taken a lot of images and created a lot of memories, I thought to myself.
It’s always a good idea to reflect on the amazing moments we create every day. What’s more, having that memory captured in a photograph is much better!
We’ve spent so many hours just looking at the photos we’ve shot. Remember back when… Oh, I recall this day and location….. Laughter floods the room as we sit about laughing at silly expressions, retro hairdos, out-of-style spectacles, and more.
Summer is a fantastic season to photograph! It’s now easier than ever to smile, snap, and click with cell phones!
10. Observe the stars
“I, for one, know nothing for sure, yet the sight of the sky makes me fantasize.” Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter who lived from 1853 until
I don’t know all of the scientific names for the stars and planets in the sky, but that doesn’t stop me from stargazing. I enjoy looking up into the sky and seeing the spectacular display of stars above me. It’s not only romantic, but it’s also quite calming to lie on a blanket under a starry sky. This is something we can do on hot summer nights.
If you live in or near a city, you might want to look for a place with a darker sky for better viewing. Another great suggestion is to get an app for your phone that will tell you exactly what you’re looking at. You have a lot of options when it comes to apps. It’s a lot of fun to start learning about constellations and where they are in the night sky. Take in the vastness of the sky.