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We’re all bored, and we just want to go out into the world again and feel normal. But, until the “new normal” is upon us, here are some things you can do to keep your sanity and still have fun this summer.
1. Write in a journal
This may be a cliché thing to tell you to do, but it really helps to get all your thoughts out into the open and help you feel more relaxed!
2. Take a hike…literally
Go see nature! Nothing is stopping you from going outside. As long as you wear a mask and keep your distance from others, you’re totally fine to do so. Personally, going on walks and seeing nature really helps me to clear my mind and get me in the right headspace.
3. Sip and Paint
A “sip and paint” is a fun experience where you, well, sip and paint. Grab your best paint set (this one on Amazon will definitely do the trick) and a drink of your choice (if you’re under 21, you better reach for the non-alcoholic beverages!) and get to painting. These sip and paint sessions usually are done over a Zoom session with friends, however you can also watch videos on Youtube and follow along as well and have JUST as much fun.
4. Declutter Your Space
Do you really need that shirt you haven’t worn in 4 years? Didn’t think so. Decluttering your space not only frees up your living space, but can also make you a few extra bucks as well.
Decluttering your space not only means getting rid of that shirt you no longer wear or that dresser that you don’t need, it means your mental headspace as well. How are you REALLY feeling? Check in with yourself, and if there is anything or anyone in your space that shouldn’t be there, maybe it’s time to reevaluate.
5. Take a Day Trip Somewhere You’ve Never Been
As long as you take the proper precautions, taking a small day trip somewhere you’ve never been to is a perfect thing to do. Seeing new scenery, trying new things, and just being away from routine can be exactly what you need.
6. Discover new music
Who doesn’t love discovering a new favorite song or artist?? No better time to make the perfect playlist than now. (Pro tip: Make playlists for your loved ones, it’s a great sentiment.)
7. Take up Blogging
(says the blogger…) But seriously, if you have a passion and can write about it, do it! It doesn’t even have to be specific. My “niche” is travel, lifestyle, and what I call “tips and recommendations”, which is kind of general compared to some other bloggers. However, I make it work and deliver the best content I can! As long as you are passionate about it, you should go for it. Even if you don’t feel like you can write a blog, reading blogs can be a great way to pass the time and gain some knowledge.
8. Take Some Online Classes, or Just Look Up Information About Something You Don’t Know
Okay, you might not want to spend your summer/free time learning, but with everything going on currently, why not take some time to learn something and expand your knowledge? You’re never too young or old to learn, so pick up the book or computer and gain some knowledge, because that is something always valuable to have!
9. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!
Things will be okay, even if they really, really don’t seem like it. We’re all going through tough situations and unprecedented times, but we will get through it one day at a time. You are a strong individual, and don’t be afraid to lean on trusted loved ones when you need it, and be there for your loved ones as well!
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