8 Fun And Simple Things To Do This Summer
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8 Fun And Simple Things To Do This Summer

If you're feeling bored this summer, check out this list of fun ideas!


If you're lucky enough to have a stress-free summer, not loaded with internships, summer classes, or work, you may find that you have a lot of extra time on your hands. While my summers usually start out with tons of activities booked into my schedule, by the end of June, I usually find myself longing for things to do.

As we get older, it's often the case that our friends are busy with their own lives during the summer. We can't hang out with them every day and we're probably too broke to plan that awesome trip to Greece that we've all been dreaming about since we were 13.

Nonetheless, summer is the perfect time to kick back and relax. If you find yourself looking for some fun and easy things to do to spice up your summer days, I have the perfect list for you.

1. Go to your local bookstore

Before you immediately dismiss the idea of reading, hear me out. All throughout high school, I hated the idea of reading. I rarely had enough time, and it always seemed like a chore. But for the first time this summer, I took a trip to my local bookstore and actually found a book that interested me. Taking time to relax and read is great for the mind and a wonderful way to pass time.

2. Go to the lake/beach/pool

Hot summer days often make me want to sit inside in the air conditioning all day. If you're lucky enough to live by the beach or lake, take a trip by yourself or with some friends and spend the day outside. Cooling off by the water is one of the best parts about summer.

3. Workout

Whether you prefer working out outside or at the gym, summer is the perfect time to become the healthiest version of yourself. A good sweat sesh will leave you feeling super productive and great about yourself.

4. Cook something healthy

Finding new recipes, whether it be smoothies, salads, or just about anything else, is a great idea for when you're bored and have extra time. If you're living at home this summer, consider cooking dinner for your family!

5. Get that tattoo or piercing you've always wanted

This might sound a little crazy, but if you've been wanting to get a piercing or tattoo for a long time, and you've really thought it through, go for it! Life is short and summer is all about living your best life and doing things that make you happy.

6. Volunteer

Summer is the perfect time to give back to your community. If you're interested in volunteering, check out local animal shelters, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and even organizations like Habitat for Humanity.

7. Organize your closet

A few times a year, I dedicate time to organize and clean out my closet. I usually find that my closet is full of things I almost never wear or don't have use for anymore. If you find yourself in the same boat after you have organized, take your clothes to a local donation drop off!

8. Try out a new hobby

If you've always wanted to learn how to knit, how to play the guitar, or literally anything else, summer is the time to actually do it! Picking up a new hobby is a great way to spend time and better yourself.

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