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5 things to try to get you out of your summertime rut

Summer excitement has now what?

5 things to try to get you out of your summertime rut
Alexia Darnell

I don't know about you, but every-time summer rolls around I get excited to do nothing for the first few weeks, but then after that fades, all that's left is just…boredom. So here are some ways I've found to avoid sinking so far into the couch that you become one with it.

1. Exercise

If you sit watching tv for too long, you'll end up feeling tired and run down all the time. Your body will feel like jell-o, weak and always wanting to just go back to sleep. If you exercise, you'll not only feel better physically, but you'll also feel better about yourself. And looking good in a bathing suit is always a plus.

2. Eat healthy

It's easy to give into the temptation and sit around eating junk food all the time, especially if you have nothing else to do. Sometimes our brains have a tendency of not being able to tell if we're actually hungry or just bored. By eating good things, you'll give your body energy to get off the couch and go out and do things.

3. Get involved

If you go to church, volunteer in a youth group. If you have community programs, go to those. If you have friends hosting events, show up. The best way to get rid of boredom is to go out and do things. You won't want to at first, but if you force yourself to get up and go, it'll motivate you to keep active and by extension keep the boredom away.

4. Read a book

We get so wrapped up in our technology that we forget there are other forms of entertainment that don't involve your phone or the tv. Visit a library and get yourself a good book. People underestimate how nice it is to go sit in a park or somewhere pretty and just read. Bonus points if you live near water! Those are the best places to read.

5. Get a summer job

At least you'll always be busy. Besides, extra money is nice, and working towards paying off your college loans is nice too. Nobody really wants to get a summer job because we're all lazy at heart, but we know we need them, so you might as well get on it. If nothing else, at least you won't be sitting on the couch all day.

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