27 Jun

7 Ideas for Summer: Tip #3

Tip #3,  Slow down and read a book

Slow down and enjoy the new pace that comes with the warmer weather.

Summer is a great time to read.  There are summer reading lists that provide perfect suggestions for those lazy days of summer. Set a goal to read at least one book every week or month, whatever works for you.

Reading gives your brain a chance to shift away from the worries of the work day. Pick up a beach read that is light and entertaining or maybe use the time to learn something new.  The choice is all yours and spending time reading is a gift you give yourself.

We found some summer reading lists to get you started.  Don’t forget that the local library has lots to choose from.

The 39 Books We are Talking About This Summer, Washington Post

This is not Your Typical summer Beach Reads List, CNN Travel

The Summer List, Chapters Indigo

26 Jun

7 Ideas for Summer, Tip #2

Tip #2, Bring it Outside

We mentioned that summer is short so we want to make the most of it.  We wait all winter for the sun and nice weather and then we find ourselves too busy to enjoy it.

You still have to eat dinner or fit in your exercise right?  Take it outside!

Exercising outside can be easier than you think. Take a bike ride, go for a hike or visit a friend with a pool if you don’t have access to one yourself.

We are not suggesting that you make more hours in the day, merely take the activities that you normally do and bring them outside.  Set the dinner table outside or ask for a seat on the patio when eating out. Whenever you can enjoy the beauty of dining al fresco because eating outdoors is better for you!

25 Jun

7 Ideas for Summer: Let’s Make the Most of It

This week we are going to try something a little different, we a going to post 7 ideas to make the most of your summer. Recipes, stress relievers and a bit of inspiration to make this a great summer!

Tip #1, Fun doesn’t just happen

Plan you time this summer, don’t just hope it turns out well.  We live in Canada and summer is far too short.  If you have children this is a great way to engage everyone.  Ask them to write a list and together you can create a family summer bucket list that can be checked off.

Of course there is an adult version which might include things that bring a bit of child like wonder back into your life.  Go to the drive in and eat that fancy expensive ice cream while you are there.  So create that list and plan for summer 2018 to be the best summer yet!