Remember when you thought you would never grow up? It seems like a life time ago.
Let’s face it, it’s hard being an adult. Especially when it comes to summer.
You, the bread winner, has to trudge off to work knowing that your kids will be sleeping until noon.
Oh well, at least you have a day off next month for the dentist…
It would be nice to jet off somewhere exotic but that’s not always possible, especially with a family and a full time job.
It’s important to remember that you do need some you time, even if that doesn’t involve you sipping a cocktail in some paradise at the other side of the world.
Here are some ways to help you tackle the daily grind of being an adult and make the most of your summer, despite being 9 til 5.
Discover Your Town All Over Again
You’re probably sick of the sight of your high street from all of your errands and shopping trips but your town is sure to have a few hidden gems. This could be something as simple as a café or restaurant that you’ve never tried or discovering a new museum or park.
If your town fails you, remember to nip into your nearest city. The summer months are full or festivals and events that a lot of people would usually look by.
Try A Sport Or Activity That You Used To Love
When was the last time you kicked a football? Or stuck on a pair of roller blades?
If you’re struggling to answer, then this is a must for you.
Try an activity that you used to love when you were a kid! Not only will you get a blast from the past but it will give you a chance to make the most of the good summer weather.
Go To Camp
Well, maybe not literally.
But you could just as easily pitch up a tent out your backdoor. You and your kids could pile out into a tent and swap ghost stories all night and have marshmallows for dinner.
You’ll have all the fun of camping with the added luxury of a toilet a couple of feet away.
Have A Picnic For Dinner
The night before make up a basket including sandwiches, snacks, fruit and maybe a bottle of something fizzy.
The next day after work simply head home, pick up the basket and your company and head to your favourite park, beach or lake for a picnic dinner.
The easy going meal will be enough to cheer you up after even the toughest of days and will allow you to catch some of that summer air.
Become A Bookworm
It’s hard loving books when you’re so busy. You want to read but when you finally have a slither of time you’re either too tired or remember that load of dirty washing.
An enjoyable way to spend your summer is by cutting some time out of your weekend and evening to delve into your reading list. Make a point of taking you and your book somewhere new at least once a week. You’re sure to find interesting coffee shops, restaurants and parks.
Make The Most Of Your Morning Coffee
It’s awful having to get up and be an adult when you know the rest of the house will be sleeping until mid-day.
One thing that always cheers me up on summer morning is how bright it is but it can be easy to overlook this and miss this window of opportunity, especially when your bed is calling.
Get up and hour or so earlier than you usually would, get dressed and take your coffee outside to enjoy the sunrise. This is the perfect way to start a gorgeous summers day (even if you’re stuck in the office).
See, you don’t have to be 10 again to enjoy summer! (although it would be nice…)