I don’t know about you but having the best summer of my life is a priority for the upcoming summer and all the ones after if I am honest. After the time we’ve all had we deserve it. But also aren’t you tired of watching the sun go away and suddenly regretting not having absolutely exhausted your summer days? Having to wait til next year to try again to have the summer you dream of during the cold winter days? Well this year you can and will have the summer of your life. Let me let you in on the secrets of how to have the best summer ever.
Post Summer Responsibilities
Okay I know this is a strange point to start with but to be honest it might be the most important of your great summer. Again, weird I know, but the best thing you can do for yourself right from the start is to try and run an insurance policy to protect the best summer of your life from what I see as the tree of doom falling right upon your head.
The reality is that summer is not going to last forever, unfortunately. At some point ’’normal’’ life is going to start up again and there are probably some things that need to get done in order to prepare for those. I sometimes had to study to retake an exam as unfortunately all of those were planned in August. The thing is I always planned to study a little bit everyday so I didn’t have to cram the days before because let’s be honest the best days of summer are always at the end so it seems like, but never did so I had to miss a few days to cram and prepare for my exams.
Therefore I am saving you from that and telling you right off the bat to make a list of all things that need to get done during summer to make your post summer life easier. Afterwards make a plan for those things. Are these things that need time to come to fruition such as studying for an exam or just one and done things?
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I suggest getting all the one and done things done as fast as possible so they won’t be looming over the fantastic summer plans that are coming later. The things that need to be done a little bit at a time because they are big plans or any other kind of reason need to be woven into your summer to the best of your ability.
Let’s be realistic here, we all want to enjoy all the summer days to the max while simultaneously using them to escape from whatever our ‘’normal’’ life is. When taking that to heart it is only normal that you miss a few days of your planning. FYI, nobody can keep a strict planning all year round, it’s normal to miss a day or two here and there! Anyways, even when you have missed a day it is important to not fall trap to the “Well I’ll do after summer”, because this will lead to a very stressed out you in post-summer which is not good either!
So if you miss a day here and there, pick up where you left off the next day every time it happened! This way you’ll continue making progress without having too miss whole days at the end of summer!
Past Summer Inspiration For The Future Amazing Summer
I think it’s safe to say that this is not your first summer trying to have the best summer of your life. Only difference is this summer you will succeed in having the greatest summer ever.
Learning from the past is appropriate in all kinds of situations even now. What you need to learn from past summers are two things.
- What did you absolutely not like about them?
- What did you absolutely love about past summers?
Nummer 1 will show you the exact kind of activities, people and things to run from while experiencing your best summer ever. Nummer 2 will tell you where you are running towards. What memories are worth a repeat or better said a recreation during the great summer of 2021. When thinking about that it is only natural to combine it with a follow up question in order to help create the best list of summer activities possible.
What Is This Summer Going To Be About?
What is your summer going to be all about?— DCPR. | My Story Of I (@MyStoryOfI) June 18, 2021
Mine is growing the company and celebrating life hard. Missed 2 Summers due to sickness, 1 to the Pandemic so now we CELEBRATING cause doc said I’m okay again, which is a step up so I’m taking it and running!🎊
Listen, in order to have the best summer possible you need to get organized basically like you would a theme party. See it as a little more than a month long summer party. What theme are you choosing?
The underlying question that needs answering here is;
What do you want the summer of this year to be about?
The reason you need to figure this out is because you need to create a momentum in which drifting around not knowing what to do doesn’t happen. That drifting is going to create moments or days where you are doing nothing towards having the best summer of your life. With nothing I mean none of the best summer activities that you could be engaging in exclusively in the summer.
I’m sure you know those moments where you just sit around being alive without actually living, but definitely waiting for the next big thing that you have planned. Those moments have the potential to make sure that you waste your perfect summer days doing things you either shouldn’t be doing at all or don’t actually want to be doing as there are better things you could’ve spent your time on.
So what do you want this summer to be about? Do you want it to be about discovery, fun nights out, self-development, goals you might not have the time for regularly or finally finishing your TBR? Perhaps it’s a feeling you’re after? I want to make it perfectly clear that the greatest summer ever gets to be defined by you and you alone. I know we often see and hear on T.V. and in the news that the best summers are the ones where partying till dawn every day of the week is classified as the best summer ever and all other things are ‘’lame’’ or ‘’not worth it’’ but everyone in that realm couldn’t be more wrong.
Experiencing the best summer ever is a personal thing even when experienced alongside others. No one gets to dictate how you should spend your summers beyond telling you to do the things that would make you absolutely happy to look back upon.
Best Summer Activities List
As I said above each; individual person needs to decide what the best summer of their lives is going to be about. Now once you know that the next step in creating the best summer ever is coming up with a list of activities that you want to undertake. I don’t know what you want your summer to be about so I can’t give you a definitive list but I can give you tips on how to create the ultimate summer activities list.
My best tip and what I highly recommend doing is finding at least one summer activity fitting your best summer ‘’theme’’ in all of the following categories:
- Day Trip
- Night Trip
- Weekend Trips
- At home
- Nearby Tourist Activity
- Nearby Town Visit
- Adrenaline fueled activity
- Water based activity
- Ice Cream date
You can use these activity categories during a staycation or even on vacation. While making this list it is important for you to keep in mind these two questions:
‘’What experiences do you want to have during the best summer of your life?’’
‘’What is fun for you?’’
The latter question is the one I suggest asking yourself first. I’m sure you’ve seen the movies, shows or news snippets of people doing the “craziest” or “wildest” things and people going “They’re definitely having the greatest summer ever’’. I say sure but don’t put me in their place ever. You have to make sure all the activities that you plan for each category are things you consider fun and entertainment simply because you are creating the best summer of your life. I speak about this in length in my eBook, as it is super important to stay close to your heart. What is fun for others might not be fun for you. Or it might not be fun enough to include in the best summer of your life. It’s all possible and it’s all okay.
The first question goes beyond the things you want to do. It also touches on how you want to feel. This may seem strange, but letting the way you want to feel guide you can definitely help you sort out what to do and what to run away from. Just think about when you are reminiscing about a great time years ago, have you never said: ‘’I wish I could feel like that again’’? I bet you have. So why not factor it in right from the start? This way you can make sure that the feelings you get when looking back upon this summer are the ones you actually desired.
You Only Have To Do
Instead of thinking, should I really go do all the things on my summer activities list? Think yes! And when am I going to do all the things on my summer activities list. Make the best summer of your life all about have to do in the positive sense. You have to do the things you want as summer doesn’t last forever unfortunately.
Instead of wondering whether you should go out and get some ice cream**, go out and get the ice cream. Don’t save the pretty dress or nice shoes for a special day; today is a special because you decided for it to be one.
** If the budget allows it. Loving yourself and celebrating your life go hand in hand with taking good care of yourself, this includes financially. Need help effortlessly saving money for your memories? I got you covered as I’ve been there and needed that. Use my special savings method that’ll make saving an automated habit of yours, without having to cancel your lifestyle or summer.
You can only have the best summer of your life if and when you do all your have to’s of your summer activities list. Does this mean that if you don’t do one, you’ll automatically fail? Or entertain something that wasn’t on the list? Nope and nope! The list isn’t set in stone, it’s a guide and sometimes the road changes and that’s okay as long as you keep to the golden rules of the best summer ever.
Golden Rules of The Greatest Summer Ever
Do things that you think are fun.
But my friends don’t want to do..
Finding things everyone is going to like can happen, but it can also be that the things you include in your summer activities list are not things they like. Both of these scenarios are fine and should not make you break the golden rules of the best summer ever.
With scenario one you go and do all the things together and create great memories together hopefully. Take pictures, laugh the whole shebang. No problems there.
Problems arise when your friends’ idea of the greatest summer activities of their life and yours don’t align. There are two things you can do in this scenario.
1. Create a combined list of summer activities that you all want to experience and make sure you do those together.
2. Do the activities on your personal list of summer activities by yourself or invite other people to do them with you. People that you don’t hang out with as often or perhaps someone you’d like to hang out with but are scared to ask..? If you can’t find anyone still go! The saying
If you want to go somewhere you like but no one else wants to, go by yourself. You’ll meet people with similar interests as you.Unknown (to me)
.. is 100% true. During my solo travels I have met countless of people that share my interests and even thinking. If me, a super introvert, can meet new people, I’m sure you can too. And be assured that there have also been countless of times where I have not met anyone and still had a wonderful time. How? Why? I hear you thinking very loudly silently. I had a wonderful time because I was using my time and energy doing something I really wanted to do and was enjoying doing it. You can too.
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See? There’s no reason to break the summer golden rules. You just have to find ways of making it all work and it can. Summer is a time were almost everything is undefined so making it work becomes easier and easier. Well, this summer one thing is already defined. You’re going to have the best summer of your life.
Go out and experience the summer you’ve been dreaming of forever, you now conquered the last hurdle of not knowing how so all your excuses are up.
I wish you a memorable summer🌹🖤
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