5 Fun Activities to Cure Summer Boredom

The longest day of the year is behind us, and that can only mean onething, summer is finally, officially, here! During the season of sunning, swimming and sipping cool drinks, it can be easy to fall intoa pattern. Why not try something new this year? We’ve got some ideason how to make the most of your summertime.

Visit a Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s markets seem to pop up everywhere in the summer. They are agreat place to find fresh fruits and vegetables and often other tastytreats like honey, granola and salsas and sauces. Also, walking arounda farmer’s market can be a great way to fit a workout into your day asyou search for the perfect produce.

Plant a Garden
Spring may be the first season that comes to mind when you think ofgardening, but summer is a great time for it too. Plenty of fruits,
vegetables and flowers are in season during the summer months. Corn,cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers all do well growing in the heat. Ifflowers are more your style, try planting black-eyed Susans ordaylilies. Both hold up well during the summer months.

Take Your Yoga Outside
Few things can top performing a sun salutation in the actual sunlight.Take advantage of extended daylight hours and move your yoga practiceoutside in the morning or evening to avoid any extreme heat during theday. Check out your local studio for outdoor options.

Make a DIY Drive-In
Save yourself the drive, and create your own outdoor movie experience at home. With just a few supplies you probably already have, you can enjoy the benefits of a big-screen movie without all the added costs. Make your own popcorn and add your favorite healthy toppings. If you crave sweets while you enjoy a movie, try a chocolate bar that tastes just like a Crunch bar, but is made with quinoa.

Visit a National Park
Every state with the exception of Delaware (but they’re working onit!) is home to at least one national park. Though they might not be alarge-scale park like Yellowstone, plenty of the national parks offerhistoric sites, recreation areas and trails to explore. Chances areyou’re closer to one than you think. Take the opportunity this summerto explore one of your state’s parks.

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54 comments

Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

Cheers.

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Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

Everything is possible

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Angela J.
Angela B4 years ago

I spend most of my summer outdoors :)

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Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

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Virginia Belder
Virginia Belder4 years ago

tyvm...

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GGma Sheila D.
GGmaSAway D4 years ago

To Dale O - in MN we don't talk about snow boots, etc before November!

Picnics, especially with family and good friends. Always enjoyable, never boring or routine.

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Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Boredom is a natural part of living life... don't get the anxiety around this.

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John Ditchman
John Ditchman4 years ago

Buck Owens, The Who, The Guess Who, Eddie Cochran, the Flying Lizards, and countless other musicians have told us that there ain't no cure for these summertime blues. ;-)

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Ernie Miller
william Miller4 years ago

cool a garden will definatly kep you from being bored

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Connie O.
Connie O4 years ago

nice ideas..ty

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