Jobs, internships, summer classes and a plethora of other responsibilities can make having a relaxing summer seem impossible. But don’t fret because VALLEY came up with seven ways to combat the stresses that come along with parting from school!
Dedicate One Whole Day to Staying Inside
Just because it’s nice out, doesn’t mean you have to spend every waking minute outside. There’s nothing better than taking a break from the heat and binge watching a new series in the comfort of an air conditioned home.
Take a Workout Class
There are many gyms and yoga studios that you can take classes at without having a membership. So, grab you water and your best friends and head to the gym.
Hone Your Cooking Skills
There’s no better place to practice cooking than in your kitchen at home. Try making a recipe that has been in your family for generations or give a new one a try! If you like what you’ve made, you can take your skills to your apartment kitchens back at school!
Explore Your Hometown
You may think you’ve been everywhere in your hometown, but there’s definitely at least one road you have yet to explore. Hop in your car or take a bike ride around town. Check out stores that you’ve never been in, look at the new houses that have just been built and enjoy all that your town has to offer that you often overlook.
Spend Time with Your Pet
This may seem like a given, but with all of the responsibilities you have in the summer, it’s easy to forget to spend quality time with your pet. Take your dog for a really, really long walk and just enjoy the time with them. They’ll be grateful too!
Adventure to your favorite field, beach or rooftop and simply look up at the stars. We often forget that they’re up there, but just looking up at them can extremely relaxing. Leave your phone in the car and just sit in peace and quiet!
Share a Meal with Your Family
When you’re away at school, having a nice home cooked meal with the people you love seems like a dream. As summer rolls around, it can be tricky to find a time to have a shared meal with all of the clashing schedules your family has. It may seem ridiculous, but try to plan a time a few weeks in advance for your family to get together for a meal. This way, everyone can agree on a day that works best, and it will actually happen!