By Erin Valentine on May 13, 2013
Have an adventure close to home – Take out a map. Figure out how far you could go in about an hour. Find yourself on the map and put that point at the center of a circle showing how far you can go in an hour’s time. Now, pick somewhere in the circle and go explore a new place. Often we overlook the immediate experiences around us. Appreciate your area and go have an adventure close to home.
Take daily walks – Unplug the headphones. Put the phone on silent. Once a day, take a walk and just listen to your thoughts. Watch the sunset. Enjoy the smells and sounds of summer.
Plan a weekend of exploration – Save up some money, get some friends together and go explore a brand new city. Spend a weekend in a new place. Research landmarks, points of interest, fun restaurants and great places for nightlife, and go to as many as possible,
Throw a barbecue – Throw a classic summertime get-together. Get dressed up, and invite your friends and family over for a classic barbeque. Nothing is better than enjoying a warm summer evening with good company and tasty food.
Wake up early and watch the sun rise – Set your alarm for early in the morning (as in before 9 a.m., college students). Put on your comfiest slippers, sit outside and watch the new day begin as the sun peeks over the horizon. Oh, and don’t forget your steaming mug of coffee or tea.