5​ Essentials To Creating The Most Relaxing Summer Yet
Start writing a post

5​ Essentials To Creating The Most Relaxing Summer Yet

You don't need to go on a big vacation or spend a ton of money for your summer to be fun.

5​ Essentials To Creating The Most Relaxing Summer Yet

As summer approaches, every student is longing for the moments of relaxation, days of reclining in the sun, and a much-needed break from their studies. The following will guarantee the best summer break that will sustain memories, reduce boredom, and keep you refreshed and relaxed.

1. A polaroid or disposable camera. 

Memories are fun to create, but even better when you have something to look back on. Polaroid cameras have been popular recently and are a perfect way to snap photos at the beach. Although the film can get expensive, they make perfect keepsakes for you and your friends. An equally as great alternative are disposable film cameras. They can be purchased at most grocery stores or on Amazon, and they are easy to just throw in your bag! Always having one on hand will even increase the need for memory-making. Keeping a collection of photos from your summer is a great way to keep those moments alive.

2. Protecting your skin.

It is so important to protect your skin—especially the skin on your face. Using mineral sunscreen is a natural way to protect your skin from pollutants and UVA rays. Anytime you step outside, you are exposed to harmful sun exposure and air. Sunscreen should always be applied underneath makeup. Make it part of your routine to cover up with sun defense. A great and inexpensive one is by CeraVe. It is also important to remember to drink water while you are out in the sun.

3. A creative project. 

When boredom strikes, it is good to have something to fall back on. Picking up a new hobby like learning an instrument, painting, or flipping clothing can be fun ways to spend the days that you have nothing going on. Instead of spending hours on the couch watching Netflix, put your creativity toward something that makes you happy. Make a photo album from your summer, or journal. Chase after inspiration when you have nothing else to do.

4. A good book.

If you aren't taking classes in the summer, you should continue to expand your knowledge and learn new things. Having a goal of reading a few books over the summer is a good start. If you're not into reading, listen to an audiobook or a podcast. The best downtime comes from mindless escapes found in reading or in learning new information. Books can inspire and entertain, being the perfect item in your beach bag.

5. A mini vacation. 

Even if you are working all summer, it is necessary to still plan time to get away. Whether it's a quick road trip with your friends or a weekend exploring a new city, getting outside and spending time away from the year's normal routine will be enough. You don't need to go a huge vacation to the coast or some tropical destination, just do something small with your friends or family. Your summer will feel more successful even if you take a little bit of time off and do something.

There is so much to fill your summer with. It will only be as good as you make it, so remember to take time to relax and go outside! It doesn't take a lot of time and money to make summer great, just a little creativity and spontaneity.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Remembering the Memorial in Memorial Union

Sometimes it's hard to remember that Memorial Union at the University of Missouri is actually a memorial, not just a place to take a nap on a couch and get Starbucks.

Keep Reading...Show less

Soccer, Spain and Racism

The whirlwind events of last week reflects the sad state of sports in Europe.

Soccer, Spain and Racism

When we think of events that have transpired in the US over the last few years, a lot of it ends up in spotlighting the division in the country. However, things across the pond seem to be no better - at least when it comes to sports. Last week, Real Madrid - arguably the richest sports franchise in the world, had one of their Brazilian strikers subject to vicious racist attacks in Valencia. The player, Vini Jr posted this example video in his Insta account:

Keep Reading...Show less

The ultimate itinerary for travel in South Africa

6 days travel for under $1200

brown leopard on top of grey rock

With its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and exciting cities, South Africa is a must-visit destination for any traveller. Great News… it's more affordable than you might think. With the current USD to Rand exchange rate, it's possible for 2 people to travel around this beautiful country for under $1200. But to do so, you'll need some insider knowledge and tips from local students and travel enthusiasts. In this blog, we'll share some of the best hacks to help you explore South Africa on a shoestring budget. From wildlife spotting to city adventures, we've got you covered. So grab your backpack and let's get started!


Exploring South Africa will be an adventure, but let's not ignore the fact that you’ll be a tourist and some areas are not considered safe. Don’t worry, I’ve only included the tourist-friendly spots.

Keep Reading...Show less
A Thank You Letter To My Dance Teachers

Here's to the women that encouraged, disciplined, and loved on me! If it wasn't for you all coaching me through out dance and throughout my life, I think I would probably be on the crazy train to what the good-golly-gee-wiz am I doing with my life?

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments