10 Ways To Beat Summer Boredom
Ah, summer time. That wonderful three-month period where it’s all about fun, sun and staying up late. If you’re a student, you finally get a break from school and you can relax for a few months before fall. However, there does come a time when just sitting around the house and binge watching Netflix can get a bit old.
It’s about that time in the summer where you start to get bored. You’re probably at the point where you need a few more ideas on what to do to keep yourself entertained. If you’re currently finding yourself in this situation, here are 10 things to get you moving and try.
1. Go Thrifting
Lately it seems like everyone’s been doing it, so why not jump on the bandwagon? Thrifting is a fun and cheap way to not only get new clothes, but have a fun afternoon with some friends. You can either find a few stylish treasures or just enjoy trying on silly outfits and posing for new Instagram pictures. Either way, you’ll be sure to have a good time.
2. Take a Class or Learn a Foreign Language
Sure, you probably don’t want to be in school, but why not learn something you’re actually interested in? Usually, there are a lot of local places that offer cooking, painting, creative writing classes or foreign language classes. This can be a great place to meet more people who share your interests and a great time to finally learn that language you’ve dreamed of speaking.
3. Join or Create a Book Club
Love reading but hate having no one to discuss your latest book with? Well, why not join a book club? If you’re not able to find one, create your own. Joining a book club not only gives you other people to discuss your book with, but it also motivates you to keep reading your book. No one wants to be that person at the meeting who didn’t do their homework.
4. Host an at Home Spa Day
Everyone loves being pampered for a day, but not everyone can afford to spend a lot of money at a spa. Why not invite some friends over and give each other manicures and pedicures?
5. Be a Tourist in Your Own Town
Check out what the tourists do when they are visiting. Go to the museums, historical sites, local parks and sporting events. Grad the tourist guide and wander around or join some tour groups. You may be surprised how much fun you have and what you will learn about your own town!
6. Get in Shape
What better time than the summer to get into shape? You’re just sitting around the house with nothing else to do and you can’t use the “it’s too cold” excuse anymore. If you don’t like gyms, then early mornings and late evenings are a perfect time to get outside and get some exercise in.
7. Write! Get Creative!
Have a lot of creative ideas? Write them down! You never know what they could develop into. Or, write a letter to a close friend or relative. In this age of emails, texts and Facebook posts, it’s almost unheard of to write a letter to someone. But imagine how happy they would be to get a letter from you among their junk mail and bills? It would put a smile on their face and let them know they mean more to you than just a simple text message or a seven-second snapchat.
8. Clean Out Your Closet and Have a Garage Sale
Most people don’t clean out their closets regularly, and just let everything pile up. Why not clean out everything you haven’t worn in a year and selling it? You can make more room in your closet and make some extra money at the same time.
9. Clothing Swap with Friends
If you don’t want to have a yard sale, why not tell your friends to also get their old clothes together and you can have a clothing swap! That way you can get some of your friend’s clothes that you’ve been eyeing and also get rid of some of your own. It’s just like going shopping, but for free!
If you have a big heart and have always wanted to give back and help others, then volunteering is definitely for you! Take the time to do some good for others and you won’t believe how happy it’ll make you. Just making someone else smile is often the greatest gift in the world.