The summer serves as a wonderful and sunny time for relaxation.
However, too much r&r can leave one antsy, bored, and anxious. For those of you who are entering or in the middle of retirement, summer is a great time to switch things up and try something new while the weather is beautiful and the days are long.
Start a blog
Spending additional time on the computer might seem strange while the weather is nice, but writing works as a great motivator to become more active and try out new things. For example, you could start a fitness blog! Once you get started, you create an obligation to commit to exercising and eating healthy. Inspiring others also helps in inspiring yourself.
Donate to a new charity
This summer, find make finding a new charity a priority on your to-do list. Not only will it make you feel more purposeful, it will also expose you to a new network of like-minded individuals.
For example, hosting a WomenAid party is a fun and exciting way to raise money for a good cause.
Join a club
Learning new things doesn’t stop at any age. Try a new creative outlet or learn a new skill like adult ballet, painting, or a language course. It’s been proven that learning new skills lowers the risk of dementia, so why not have fun while working on your cognitive health?
Do something outside your comfort zone
This can happen in many different forms. whether it be taking a solo weekend trip, making a new friend, or even trying a new sport. Fear can actually work in your favor, and make you a more confident and well-rounded individual.
Start a new family tradition
If you’re lucky, summer is usually a time during the year that family is close-by. Use this special season to establish a new family tradition. This could be doing a weekly Sunday night barbecue, a family movie night, or even a weekend mini golf tournament. It’s much easier to get the entire group together once you commit to a weekly or monthly ritual.
Give the house a facelift
Alright, alright. Summer is the time to do everything you procrastinated in the winter. Now is the time to refresh your living space, whether it be putting a new coat of paint in the living room or finally splurging on a new mattress- you will thank yourself by the time chilly autumn rolls around again.
Adopt a new pet
If you’ve been playing around with the idea of a new furry family addition, summer is the perfect time to do so! The beautiful weather and extra energy are great reasons to rescue a dog, cat, or any other animal that captures your heart. It’s hard work, but you definitely won’t regret it.
However you choose to spend your summer, I hope you find TeddyCanBlog a resource for motivation, inspiration, and amusement!
We will be there to help you achieve your goals, develop new skills, and be a happier person. Feel free to comment down below and let us know what type of content you are excited to see this summer.