How to spend the summer with pleasure and benefit 10 ideas for summer holidays
For three summer months, you want to catch everything and immediately,but there is always the risk of getting lost in the abundance of plans and not having time to do anything at all. We offer ten ideas that will help make the warmer months more intense and interesting - so at the end of August you will not have to sigh regretfully that summer passed by you.
Read books that did not have time
Many with the onset of warm weather is easierto take up serious books - so if you do not get your hands to Ulysses, you want to refresh the memory of The Brothers Karamazov, or at last take up the "Purity" of Jonathan Franzen, now is the time. You can aim to read a certain number of books by the first of September or arrange a book club with friends and exchange thoughts about what has been read. The most conscious can, as in school, compose a list of literature for the summer - to focus on it in adulthood will be much more pleasant. In the end, many of us just imagine an ideal summer - sunny weather, a hammock and a good book in hand.
Practicing in the open air
Summer is the perfect season to trade gymon the run along the embankments, yoga in the park and training on the horizontal bars in the yard. Doing sports alone is not necessary - you can combine business with pleasure and play with your friends in volleyball, badminton, tennis or go riding together on a rented bicycle around the city. Science in this case is on our side: the research data show that polluted urban air is not a hindrance to training and exercise in the street is useful, even if you live in a metropolis where the ecological situation leaves much to be desired. Do not forget to drink enough water.
Set up the mode
In summer, it's more pleasant than ever to wake up early.Is there no reason to finally establish a sleep regime? It is worth trying to get up at the same time, to give up alcohol and invigorating drinks shortly before sleep, to opt for a light dinner and put aside the gadgets before you go to bed. You can take care of the appropriate linen: many give in the heat of preference for the silk, which does not heat up as quickly as cotton or linen. During the holidays, too, do not forget: to return to the working mode as painlessly as possible, it is better to take measures in advance (for example, stop going to bed at five in the morning and get up at three o'clock in the afternoon).
Relax outside the city
Over the years the trip to the dacha is getting smallerwe take it as a heavy duty and more and more - as a good way to relax. If you do not have the opportunity to go to the country house, you should not despair: you can go out with your friends or parents outside the city for at least several hours. It is not necessary to cook traditional kebabs (although this is a good idea) - instead you can arrange a picnic, stroll through the forest, bathe in the river or lake. And, unlike the traditional trip to the dacha, you do not have to spend part of the weekend, weeding the beds and cutting the bushes - instead you can talk a lot with each other.
Smash home mini-garden
Another tip for those who do not have the opportunityenjoy the advantages of country life. Summer is strongly associated with fresh vegetables and fruits: if there are opportunities to eat crispy cucumbers, ripped straight from the garden patch, no, you can break a mini-kitchen garden on a window sill or balcony. It's easiest to grow different kinds of greenery at home, although there are plenty of tips on how to grow practically any vegetables and berries on the windowsill - however, in this case you will have to apply a little more effort and be prepared for the fact that from the first time nothing it will turn out.
Learn something new
Over the three summer months, you can quite make itlearn something new - for example, enrolling in interesting courses, both online and traditional. What you do not have the strength or time to do in winter is enough to learn twice as fast during your vacation: so you have a chance not only to tighten up English, but, for example, to become an expert in forensic science or to understand Shakespeare's work. Summer, it seems, itself gives reasons to learn new things: for example, the abundance of seasonal fruits and berries is an excellent occasion to perfect the culinary skills and learn how to prepare different kinds of jam and compotes according to grandmother's recipes. The main thing is to do what you are really interested in, count your strengths and not criticize yourself, if you can not find time for some lessons.
To be engaged in internal tourism
One of the most common tips on how tospend a summer in the city, - look at the city where you live, through the eyes of a tourist: go to a museum or gallery and explore local attractions. Option, requiring a little more effort - to go on a weekend to a neighboring city or visit a suburban farmstead. This way to spend the weekend will suit those who for reasons can not go on holiday to other countries. This option will cost cheaper than the weekend in one of the European cities, and impressions with the right attitude will be no less: if you prepare for the trip in advance, you can find nearby really interesting places.
Get a new hobby
If you do not want to spend summer evenings,so that you can watch the recently released serials, it's worth thinking about a new hobby. There are lots of options, and most of them do not require serious investments: you can watch birds like at school, collect herbarium, photograph (even on a smartphone), draw, knit, scrapbook, study constellations or sew. Each of these actions has a meditative effect and will help to relax after a long day's work. Good weather in this case is not a hindrance: nothing prevents you from sitting with an easel in the park.
Watch movies and listen to music in the fresh air.
In the summer I want to spend as much time as possibleoutside the house - so that the cultural program should also be moved to the street. To combine business with pleasure, one can go to one of the numerous music festivals and street concerts, to the screenings that are arranged in large parks, or to theatrical performance in the open air. The main thing do not forget to dress for the weather, take a raincoat in case of a downpour, a jacket for cool weather and use Sanskrin in the heat.
Do not do anything and really relax
Perhaps the only advice that does not requireadditional explanations. In order to spend a good vacation, it is not necessary to plan every free minute - sometimes it's useful to just relax and allow yourself to forget about business for a short time.