Summer is a time to relax and unwind after a busy few months at college or work. However, while most of us have fun in the sun and spend days with our friends and family, it’s natural to return from your summer break feeling like we haven’t done anything valuable or productive. In this post, we’re rounding up some of the things that you could get up to this summer to make sure that you have one to remember, and go back to work or education feeling refreshed.
If you’re sick of spending your summer holidays lazing by the pool or sitting in your bedroom playing computer games, then you could consider giving back to your local community and volunteer this summer. There are thousands of volunteering opportunities around the country, from fundraising at your local park to visiting the elderly and getting their shopping. Being able to do something that helps others not only feels great, but it gives you something to add to your CV which will look great when you head out into the world of work or want to try a new opportunity.
Do you spend the majority of your summer holidays visiting the same places and wishing you could go off and explore off the beaten track? Rather than booking a standard family holiday this year, why not consider going backpacking with your friends around some of the world’s most exciting and culture-rich locations? Thailand is a popular choice for travellers from the UK and the US, while other destinations, such as Australia, Nepal and India are also great spots.
Rent a holiday home
One of the biggest reasons why people don’t stay at home and try out some different parts of the United Kingdom is because they can’t find good quality accommodation that makes them feel relaxed and at home. When you book one of the large holiday homes from Landed Houses, though, those worries disappear, as you can unwind in one of their stunning countryside retreats away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and explore a stunning summer destination such as Cornwall, Devon or Somerset. With so many great places to choose from, you’re truly spoilt for choice if you’re considering renting a holiday home this summer, so give it a go and see what you think. Staycations are on the up, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll understand why!
We all want to achieve our perfect body shape and look our best, but it’s not always achievable. If you’ve been struggling to maintain your figure during the colder months, when hot chocolate and delicious roast dinners are just too tempting, then consider making an effort to lose weight this summer. It’s much easier when the nights are lighter and the air is warmer, as you’ll be able to go out on walks, jogs and runs in your local park, and the chances are that your friends and family will want to join in to give you some moral support. There are lots of other things you can do to lose some pounds; take an ‘alcoholiday’ where you remove alcohol from your diet, choose a Mediterranean diet with lots of vegetables and organic oils, and cut back on coffee.
Transform your bedroom
If you’re still living at home, then take time out of your schedule over the summer to transform your bedroom. You don’t have to spend a fortune – you just need some interior design skill and inspiration, some paint and some money for new furnishings, and you’ll be good to go. Some of this year’s hottest interior design trends include glamorous dark woods, artisan textures and tropical prints. Use Pinterest to get ideas and you’ll soon have the room of your dreams.
There you have it – just five things that you can get up to this summer if you want to have the time of your life and go back to work or school with some stories to tell. Whatever you decide to get up to, have a fantastic time!