8 Summer Goals that are still attainable

8 Summer Goals that are still attainable

They are still in reach.

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Let's face it. Summer is almost over. It is almost time to go back to school and get back into the swing of things for the next nine months. Even though it is the end of July, these goals are still attainable and are able to be reached.

1. Lose weight.

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This can be done at any time of the year but most people strive to lose weight in the summer because they are not as busy and can work out and it's easier to eat healthily.

2. Read x many books.

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There is still plenty of time to hunker down with a good book either on the beach or in the woods or on your couch. If you dedicate time to reading, you will be able to accomplish your book goal.

3. Travel.

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Even if you don't go far, there is still a lot of time to get in your car and go on an adventure.

4. See or hangout with your friends.

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There are still a few weeks left before people start going back to school, which is more than enough time to see your friends or hangout with them at least one more time before everyone goes back to school.

5. Make some money.

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There may not be many jobs available, but there might be something that you find even if it is just a few hours a week that can make you a little money.

6. Get a new hobby.

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Before you go back to school, you can still pick up a new hobby that you can take with you to school.

7. Go shopping.

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There is more than enough time to go on a shopping spree before school starts and get some new and cute clothes.

8. Get a tan.

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Summer isn't over yet! you can still hit the beach and work on that sweet tan.

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50 Things To Be Happy About

It's the little things in life.
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It is always easier to pick out the negatives in life. We tend to dwell on them and drown out the happy moments. I asked a friend to tell me something that made them happy. They sarcastically laughed at my question then thought about it for a minute. Nothing. But they could easily come up with things that made them unhappy. Then I read them my list, and they were smiling and laughing in agreement the whole time. There are so many more things to be happy and laugh about than we realize. After all- it's the little things in life that can mean the most! Here are 50 things that make me happy. What are your 50?

  1. The first warm day of the year
  2. Laughing so hard your abs ache
  3. Freshly washed sheets
  4. Looking through old pictures
  5. The smell of a coffee shop
  6. Eating cookie dough
  7. Reading a bible verse that perfectly fits your current situation
  8. Seeing someone open a gift you got them
  9. Eating birthday cake
  10. A shower after a long day
  11. Marking something off your to-do list
  12. Drinking ice cold water on a really hot day
  13. Dressing up for no reason
  14. Breakfast food
  15. Being able to lay in bed in the morning
  16. Finding something you love at the store
  17. And it’s on sale
  18. Cute elderly couples
  19. When a stranger compliments you
  20. Getting butterflies in your stomach
  21. Taking a nap
  22. Cooking something delicious
  23. Being lost for words
  24. Receiving a birthday card in the mail
  25. And there's money in it
  26. Finally cleaning your room
  27. Realizing how fortunate you are
  28. Waking up from a nightmare and realizing it wasn't real
  29. Fresh fruit
  30. Walking barefoot in the grass
  31. Singing along to a song in the car
  32. Sunrises
  33. Sunsets
  34. Freshly baked cookies with a glass of milk
  35. Summertime cookouts
  36. Feeling pretty
  37. Looking forward to something
  38. Lemonade
  39. Comfortable silences
  40. Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing you have more time to sleep
  41. Surviving another school year
  42. The cold side of the pillow
  43. The smell of popcorn
  44. Remembering something funny that happened
  45. Laughing to yourself about it
  46. Feeling weird about laughing to yourself
  47. Printed photographs
  48. Wearing a new outfit
  49. The sound of an ice cream truck
  50. Feeling confident
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10 Things You Absolutely Must Do This Summer

Even though it's not summer yet, it's never too early to start planning.

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Even though it's still cold outside, I am done with this winter. I can't wait to throw out my textbooks in exchange for sunglasses. Here are ten things I want to do over summer break, and maybe you can do them too!

1. Go to the beach

This is very basic for an item on a summer bucket list, but how can one not go to the beach? Soaking up sun rays and swimming in the ocean or lake is how summer should start.

2. Go hiking

Take a break from watching Netflix and explore the great outdoors. Hiking lets you view gorgeous places you wouldn't see if you sat inside. It's also active and a great way to exercise.

3. Go on a road trip

Take some friends, jump in a car, and drive. Turn up the music and let the worries you had during the school year wash away. Even if you only have a couple of free days, explore some areas you haven't been to before. You might find a new place to hang or a great place to eat.

4. Go to an amusement park

Ahh amusement park rides. They bring a lot of memories back from when I was a child, but I actually haven't gone on a roller coaster in a long while. Take a break from school or work and ride and relax by riding some crazy roller coasters and eating cotton candy.

5. Read a book

Chances are over the school year; you've probably only read books that were required for your classes. Head to the library and pick up a book. It's relaxing, and you'll get to read something you actually want to read.

6.  Have a BBQ

The warm weather makes it a great time to have a BBQ. What is summer without having some friends and family over, throwing some food on the grill and relax?

7. Try a new hobby

If you get bored during your summer break, look into finding a new hobby. Enroll in an art class to learn how to paint, or take up slack-lining. People tend to stick with what they know, but why not learn a new skill. You might find out you're really good at something. Personally, I really want to learn how to knit, and hope to learn how to make a hat this summer.

8. Go stargazing

If you're anything like me, the last time you truly looked at the sky at night, it was for your middle school astronomy homework. The universe is truly amazing, and stargazing in the summer could be a great date or an activity with your friends.

9. Go camping

Camping - you might love it or you might hate it. It seems like there are also a lot of people who say they hate camping, but have never gone camping. Before I went camping for the first time, I thought I would hate it, but it was actually a ton of fun. You can get away from the city and enjoy the wilderness, while goofing off with friends.

10. Have a bonfire

Since the weather is nice out, summer is the best time to have a bonfire. My favorite parts about bonfires are making s'mores and telling ghost stories.

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