Summer is here, and so are the new opportunities to pump up for the season, and make it worth it. Regardless to say, if you are planning to increase your productivity level and start taking care of yourself in a real sense, then this article is made for you. These five habits are surefire ways to make life easier, and give you a summer you look forward to. Let's get rolling!
1. Stay Hydrated
Water is our daily necessity, and one cannot emphasize enough on how important it is. Besides its health benefits, water can be a quick source of refreshment, especially during summer. What's important here is to keep track of our daily water intake. With our tight schedule, it's not surprising to not remember drinking enough water. Try setting hourly, or periodical reminders to stay hydrated. No matter how silly it may sound, at the end of the day it all comes down to our well-being, and these efforts will pay back in the long run. Also, if you have resolved to get your hands dirty in the kitchen this summer, then trying these refreshing, high-water content drinks is a bonus.
2. Keeping Essentials Handy
Nothing screams summer more than going to beach and soaking in the sun like a couch potato (except you get to enjoy natural views instead of watching The Kardashians on the television). With the sun hitting hard these days, you wouldn't want to miss your sunscreen, and ruin an amazing day out. That's why you should keep your everyday essentials handy, and organized. You might want to keep spare items in a separate go-to tote. This wouldn't require you to pack things before every hangout, making the process easier.
3. Working Your Body
If you have wished to keep your body healthy for a long time, then this is your ultimate sign to start working out daily. Working out early in the morning (because summer mornings are beautiful!) is a perfect start to the day, and it can set tone for the good time ahead. If you are not sure where to start, try exploring Chloe Ting's online workout challenges. However, there's a high probability you would end up bewildering making a choice, so here's your guide. Yoga, and meditation are also some great options when considering exercising.
4. Reducing Screen Time
This one has to be the one of the most undesirable post-quarantine affects. Although, schools have shifted back to in-person settings, we often find ourselves checking our phones for no good reason. Needless to say, seldom these check-ins end up becoming an hour-long aimless scroll through social media (your screen-time statics have a lot to say at this point). Some tried-and-tested ways to get rid of this habit is by keeping yourself busy with other tasks. Staying away from your phone during the morning can also build a good pace for rest of the day. Besides, with sun shining outside, and greenery widening in technicolor, it's unsettling to choose to stay at home, and not have fun outside.
5. Develop a New Hobby
Summer is the best time to learn something new, or further your previous interests. With academic break giving us the much-needed relief, we have all the time in the world to explore new activities, dig through our old flairs, and find the inspiration to restart or deviate something better from it. Becoming a reader, cultivating a small plant-space of your own, or testing your skills at cooking (and later throwing a party) can mark a good beginning. There are endless possibilities when it comes to hobbies, and regardless of what might click you, you are promised a fruitful experience as long as you find happiness, and excitement while doing it.
Imagine starting your day with a rewarding workout, practicing self-care by staying hydrated, and basking in the sun while enjoying your newly developed hobby - sounds like recipe to a perfect summer. With these, you are sure to have a summer to remember for a long time.