Summertime always seems to pass us by faster than a freight train. Before we know it, the leaves are changing and we’re left with feelings of regret for lack of pool time and margaritas. So, what steps can you take in order to make the most of your summer?
Make a Calendar
Sounds simple, right? It is! Visit www.calendarlabs.com and print one out!
Next, dedicate specific days to your favorite summer activities. Is cuddling up with a book at the pool important to you? Pencil it in on a Saturday afternoon, with specific times.
Do you love relishing in refreshing drinks and summer snacks? Host a mocktail (or cocktail) happy hour, packed with light fare and fresh drinks, like this All Recipes Watermelon Lemonade. Pencil it in and send an invite! These are great for weeknights, when everyone is itching for a little summer night get together that isn’t too crazy.
Give Your Home Some Love
Making it through the summer without getting any work done around the house leaves many people feeling as though they wasted great “work weather.” So make a commitment to complete two types of “homework”; one focused on necessary projects and one focused on having fun.
Necessary projects– Still haven’t given the vinyl siding on your home a good spray with the hose? Still need to seal those windows? Figure out the most important tasks and plan for 1 or 2 [projects a month. Though they’re seemingly daunting tasks, you’ll feel good knowing you got them out of the way. And doing so leaves more time for all the fun things you plan to do!
Fun Remodeling– Nothing makes a summer more worthwhile than glamming up your home! Take the initiative to schedule a project once a week, something you can do outside on the patio (preferably with some leftover watermelon lemonade!)
Still have that eyesore of a bench on your front patio? Grab some spray paint and stencils and create a work of art, like this one on www.homeandgarden.craftgossip.com.
Hate getting up in the mornings? Turn that console table into a coffee bar and start every morning off with a little skip after whipping up a latte, like this one on www.diyhomedesignpins.com
Feeling as though you were productive this summer is a great way to know you spent it well. And being productive doesn’t necessarily mean washing your vinyl siding or creating a coffee bar in your dining area; maybe it means you successfully hosted 3 summer happy hours and spent time with family and friends, or caught up on some alone time at the pool with your favorite book.
Whatever you do this summer, enjoy it; it passes us by in the blink of an eye!
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