“How’s your summer going?” For many people, summer has always been a happy time. We’ve got loads of memories of hot lazy days, swimming in a lake, and hanging out with friends for a BBQ. Summer is filled with a feeling of adventure, freedom, and friendship.
But for some, summer is not as ideal as it once was. Summer seems to be under siege. Many people are struggling with feeling sad and possibly experiencing some form of seasonal depression in summer. It has different names in popular terms: heat fatigue, crisis fatigue, and is-it-over-yet fatigue.
Sound familiar? While this may be a passing mood if feeling down in summer persists, talk to your doctor. He or she can help you evaluate options and take action to feel more at ease. However, if it’s more of a passing mood, you can reignite a joyful feeling.
Reignite The Summer Fun
Wondering how to bring the fun back to summer? Here are some easy solutions for a happy and healthy summer.
Create A Backyard Play Space
We’re all looking for a place to be outside and enjoy nature. If you have children, you know how powerful being in nature can be. Getting outside to create a backyard play zone is a great way to enjoy the warm weather.
If you are an avid gardener, visit your local nursery and find new plants, pavers, and water features for your backyard. But, if you don’t have a green thumb and want to have an instant summer patio, contact local landscapers to help you out.
Your landscaper can help make your dreams come true. Whether you decide on lush tropical plants or a xeriscape water-conserving selection, you can enjoy your backyard with ease.
Design A Zone for Relaxing
Even if you’re busy and working from home, summertime is the time for relaxing. While you may be doing more of this activity in your dwelling, set up specific zones for serenity.
Consider these easy possibilities:
- Put a hammock up between two tall trees.
- Create a sitting area near a fountain.
- Set up a canopy for shaded relaxing.
- Get a bench for morning coffee or afternoon refreshments.
With a little creativity, you can make a big impact on your summer relaxation habit. As you look at creating a relaxing zone in your home and garden, ask your landscaper to help plants that invite calm. Focus on placing plants that thrive in each space.
With their suggestions, you’ll have an easier time making selections. In the long run, you’ll have the best maintenance solutions. It’s a great time to plan for simple upkeep and healthy plants.
Create Space for Al Fresco Dining
There’s nothing that spells ‘summer’ like eating outside. In many cities, people head to parks, grounds, and picnic areas for summer entertaining. Look for an area near your neighborhood. Picnics are one of the fastest ways to have a feeling of summer vacation – right in your community.
Additionally, look for outside eating spots in your house or apartment. Perhaps there’s a hidden corner on the roof, on the balcony, or off a porch. With a little ingenuity, you can set up a welcoming picnic spot.
Why not have your morning coffee outside? What about enjoying an afternoon iced beverage on the back patio? Experiment with an end-of-the-day al fresco snack. It will help you leave the cares of the day – and head into a relaxing evening.
Plan A Summer Go-Bag
Planning is often considered the best way to make something happen. If you’re seeking some summertime fun, plan a summer go-bag. Put together all the things that are essential for you and your family to relax and play.
If you’re heading to the beach, you’ll need towels, blankets, sunscreen, and water. If you’re heading to the mountains, pack extra supplies such as a first-aid kit, snacks, and extra layers for weather changes. Depending on your lifestyle, you can make unique bags for different locations and special activities.
Wrapping It Up
Summer is a great time to try new things. Get outside, both in your home and your neighborhood. After a coffee outside, a walk-in of fresh air, or a visit with friends, you’ll be surprised to realize that summer is still a great season.