Summer Activities to Boost Mental Wellness

Summer is finally here and now is the perfect time to rest, relax and recharge. Explore these 20 simple, fun, and easy ways to reconnect with friends, family, and rekindle your inner kidult.

Find a yoga retreat – bend, stretch, breathe, and meditate your way back to zen

Volunteer at an animal shelter – make a difference while petting your way toward a lower heart rate and blood pressure

Create your own food crawl –  try one delicious appetizer at multiple restaurants as you explore and walk your way around a beautiful city

Stop by a farmers market – discover beautiful local produce, products, crafts and support local farmers and businesses in the process

Go on a picnic – enjoy a meal while immersed in nature

Hang out around a campfire – one word… s’mores

Read a book by the ocean – breathe in that clean ocean air and get lost in a great story

Go to a drive in movie –Especially if you have never been to a drive in movie before. Try it!

Kayak – paddle slowly to relax and enjoy the scenery; or paddle faster for a great upper body and core workout

Start to journal – there is no time like the present to start chronicling your life and reflecting on your past

Mix up traditional BBQ by grilling fruit – stone fruit like peaches, nectarines, and apricots are a great twist on classic BBQ; plus they’re delicious

Explore your city – approach the town you live from the perspective of a tourist who has never been there, chances are you will fall in love with little treasures you never knew existed in your own back yard

Stargaze – what better way to end a day than laying on a blanket under the stars and taking in their beauty

Get in touch with an old friend – reach out, catch up, and have a blast

Take a dance class – try a dance style you’ve never tried before, it might become your new favorite hobby

Watch a sunrise – embrace the privilege of witnessing the start of a brand new day

Sleep in and spend the rest of the day relaxing in bed – because how often do we get to do this when we’re not sick?

Start a garden – and take pride in watching something that you created flourish

Take candid photos of the people you love – so those memories will last forever

Write a love letter – remind yourself and your partner about why you fell in love

Enjoy! Cheers to summertime.

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