I know you saw this article doing what I'm advising you to do less of, that's beyond the point. We all feel the days getting longer. Take a break from scrolling your timeline and give these things a try.
1. Read A Book
Summer reading is a classic pastime for many. Pick up your favorite book and read it again. Start a book club among friends or check your local library. There's nothing like the sun shining on the pages of a new book.
2. Take A Walk After Dinner
Taking a walk after a meal helps with digestion. The weather is usually nicer in the evening. Imagine the sun setting, your partner or dog beside you admiring the architecture in town. So romantic.
3. Go To A Free Event
Parks often host free concerts and festivals. Some movie theaters will feature free films certain days all summer. Find what your town has to offer and take a friend for free. Tip: Check your local newspaper for details.
4. Call Your Grandparents
Instead of scrolling through videos of gifs on loop, call your grandma! She bought you a holiday gift and you haven't talked to her since. Your grandpa swears he understands FaceTime but keeps hanging up. Call your family and remind them you're alive and you love them.
5. Start A Journal
Write about your day. Write about your dreams. Sitting down with your thoughts is refreshing and something no one can take from you. Write it down and plan your next steps in private.
6. Meet Up With An Old Friend
Going home for the summer? Call your hometown friend and let them know you're around. Instead of typing LOL when you really have RBF, enjoy some human interaction.
Give more time to God if you're religious or focus on self improvement with meditation. It's relaxing and healing either way.
8. Plan A Road Trip
Burn rubber and go to that amusement park that's 4 hours away. Pack a car full of friends and take shifts driving for a longer trip. Tip: make sure you put in your share for gas money and snacks.
9. Clean Out Your Closet
Tip: if you haven't worn something in the past year, you may need to reevaluate. Make some extra cash by selling items in good condition or donate what you can to anyone in need.
10. Learn Another Language
Increase your diversity by becoming bilingual or multilingual this summer. Take a course at a college or download Duolingo for free. Tip: pick the native language of your next travel destination.
Add to this list and challenge yourself to spend less time online this summer.