Whether you just got out of school for the summer or you've been off for a month, we all struggle with summer brain and boredom. There's only so much sitting around and watching Netflix you can do at one time. Here are some things you can do to keep your summer brain from taking over.
1. Go for a swim
It's summer for goodness sakes! Go find a community pool, lake, ocean, or a body of water cool yourself off this summer. Or if you're not into getting your hair wet this summer...
2. Catch up on your Vitamin D
You are finally emerging from the library after a tough semester and seeing the light of day and enjoying the summer weather. Go lay out in the sun and work on that tan after getting out of a BRUTAL winter.
3. Read a book
The summer is a great time to catch up on some reading. Now that you don't have the mandatory reading to do, you can catch up on whatever books you are into. Here's a list of some books you can read up on.
4. Pinterest surf
It may be for crafts or catching up the latest fashion trends, get into Pinterest and create the summer board that will keep you busy this summer.
5. Go to a baseball game
From Little League to an MLB game, enjoy America's sport. Better yet...
6. Go outside a play a sports game
If baseball's your thing, gather a team and go have fun. Soccer or volleyball, whatever you do enjoy the outdoors and the warm weather!
7. Go enjoy the outdoors
Because before you know it, it will be cold again and wish you could go outside again.
You have to have those rainy day activities in your back pocket just in case. You can go to a real alley or just bowling on the Wii (because you know we all love the Wii) but it gets you off your feet and distracted from the endless videos and TV shows that you are watching all day.
9. Putt putt golf
It's cheesy but so much fun. If you suck at golf like me, mini golf is the next best thing.
10. Go pick some fresh fruit
There are plenty of the farms open now that sell fresh fruit. Some even let you pick your own fruit like strawberries and peaches. Go check it out and go exploring!
11. Organize your room
You know it's been ages since you last cleaned your room. Spring cleaning came late this year but better late than ever!!
12. Enjoy time with your family
Whether you are back for the summer, the weekend, or about to leave for college, enjoy the time you have with your family. They love you and they miss you. Suggest barbequing some hamburgers or making smores with a firepit, find the time to talk and create memories that will last a lifetime.
13. Ice cream!!!!
You can get ice cream anytime but come on! Nothing is better than ice cream on a hot day.
14. Roadtrip with your BFFs
15. Be a tourist in your hometown
Go to the closest city and visit some attractions you may not have been to or revisit some of your favorite spots.
There are lots of things to do this summer. I know a lot of these things require money that we may not all have unless you have a job. Either way, take some time for yourself this summer and have fun!