|It's late July and that means Autumn is slowly creeping up on us. The sun's rays are dimming and the trees are littering the streets with leaves are either gorgeous shades of scarlet, deep orange hues or earthy brown tones. Before summer is completely over, however, I've compiled a list of 5 things to do!|
Attend A Festival, Party or Parade
Summer festivals are pretty groovy! Search for one in your area, book tickets early so they're more affordable, dress up or dress down and go! Enjoy the freedom that summer brings, bask in the laughter and all of the memories made. Document your favourite parts of the event for keepsakes if you wish. (A great medium is a polaroid camera)
Disconnect & Reconnect
The first tip is to take at least a day to just truly enjoy the company of people around you. Look around you when you're in public, smell the fresh air, actually have a proper real life discussion with the people around you. Not only will it give you a break from constantly refreshing your feed in hope something new pops up, but you'll catch up with what's going on in your friends and family's lives. Sometimes it's great to get away from the web. In a world where likes, followers, comments and photos seem to define is, it's good to get a little breath of fresh air and remind yourself of who you really are.
Go On An Outing
A picnic, coffee in the mall, an early breakfast, a late lunch, an evening hike, a morning fishing trip - whatever it is, just get out of the house. Some of us, myself included, scroll our days away and away. Organize a day with a friend or family member and make an outing of it. It doesn't need to be expensive or over the top, all you have to do is find something you'd both enjoy and go for a visit!
Try Something New
Explore a new place. Eat a new dish. Host a dinner party. Take a road trip. I bet there are so many experiences you've wanted to be apart of, so many things you want to try or do but are hesitant about for some reason. Do something you've always wanted to do but never got around to. You'll thank yourself because you can finally tick it off of your subconscious and you'll step out of your comfort zone!
Take A Day Off
If you really feel like taking some time to relax, do so. It is summer after all! There are a ton of things to do. You can DIY your own spa with face masks and body scrubs, go shopping or stay indoors and watch Netflix. I personally enjoy crossword puzzles or brain teasers. A good one is www.jspuzzles.com, where you receive a free daily puzzle game. You can choose from a small 9 piece puzzle to large ones with 225 jigsaw pieces! There are different themes such as nature, buildings and art. Users also get to create their own!
I hope this gave you all a couple of ideas for what to do before Summer ends completely. Let me know what you'd like to see more of!
~ Miah ~
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