With the sun shining and the kids on vacation, is there ever a better time to sit back and relax? Summer months are the perfect opportunity to take up some new hobbies, or perhaps finally finish some old projects.
Days are getting lazier and hours are getting longer. So grab a notepad and a pen and create your perfect summer to-do list before it flies away in the blink of an eye.
Here are a few ideas for how to make your summer better:
1. Read a book outdoors
Reading novels is the perfect way to lay back and relax. And with such beautiful weather outside, what better way to spend a day than lying in a hammock with a good book, one that’s simply hard to put down. Make a list of all those books you’ve been waiting to get your hands on, and start reading.
That one place you’ve always wanted to go but never had the time? Now it’s the perfect time. Pack your bags and go on a vacation – with friends or family (or both – the more the merrier). A few days away from home is all you really need, so let down your hair and put your feet up. Make this trip as relaxing as it is memorable.
3. Start a gardening project
Plant some jasmine (they smell wonderful) or start a vegetable garden. Gardening under the sun is a great hobby. Spending time in nature is always a good feeling, and what’s best – you get delicious vegetables and beautiful fragrant flowers from it. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer day.
4. Get better at something with a summer course
Painting, photography, writing, or even singing; this summer learn a new thing. It’ll keep you busy and who knows, you might just find your hidden talent (we all have them). These classes will help you meet interesting people and could be just what you’re looking for.
5. Make your body better with a workout plan
Cardio, Pilates, or our all-time favorite — yoga; choose your means and begin practicing. Summer is a great time to start a good workout plan. Plus, don’t forget, a healthy body means a healthy mind.
6. Go for a hike
Or boating, camping, or horse riding. Anything outdoors really. Make the most of these wonderfully hot months by enjoying nature. Go for walks in the park and sip iced tea in the shade. As long as it’s outside, it’s time well spent.
We hope these ideas can make your summer 42% better, and if you catch a cold during the summer, remember that Cold-EEZE lozenges are clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by 42%* — That’s almost half!!
*Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, the Cleveland Clinic study demonstrated that Cold-EEZE lozenges significantly reduced the duration of the common cold.