With only a few weeks left in the official summer season, you
have just enough time to make the most of these beautiful days and temperate
nights before autumn’s chill sets in. Though the fall has its own charms, it
quickly gives way to winter. Taking advantage of these still-long days will help
reduce stress and provide you with happy memories to tide you over until
spring. Here are 7 ways to enjoy these last days of summer.
1. Have a Picnic
Soak up some of the sun’s rays or bask in
the shade of a leafy tree. Take your favorite easy-to-pack foods outside,
whether to the park or to your own backyard. Working and learning from home
this year has kept us all indoors so much that it is refreshing and
invigorating to spend some time outside listening to the wind in the trees and
the birds’ songs. You can picnic alone, with your family, or, because it is the
perfect social distancing activity, with a few friends.
2. Bike or Hike
Finding time to exercise is always
important, but it’s even more important when so many of us spend our days in
chairs working in front of computers. Taking a bike ride or a hike is the
perfect way to explore and enjoy nature, free from the crowds at the gym.
Though it might take a little effort, the results are worth it. Take some
Superberries Aronia Berry Gummies along for the perfect snack.
3. Work in the Garden
Almost everyone has felt that spring
regret when there is so much to clean up after the winter’s thaw. Take control
of that summer growth, pull weeds, plant some bulbs, and organize your lawn
tools now. Your spring self will thank you.
4. Explore your Area
Take short road trips to small towns
or local attractions you’ve never seen before. Look for wildflowers and marvel
at the many greens in late summer foliage. Clear your minds of your weekday
worries and learn to appreciate your town or state all over again.
5. Have a Barbecue
Most of us have been social distancing
for a long five months, and we miss our friends. It is important to stay safe
for ourselves, our families, and our friends. A well-planned outdoor barbecue is
a perfect opportunity to socialize while taking care of your loved ones. Designate
areas for couples or families and provide plenty of hand sanitizer. Wearing
masks when you must be close together is a courtesy to everyone.
6. Cook and Bake with the Season’s Produce
In many places,
the bounties of the gardens and orchards are at their peak. Tomatoes and corn
are robust and plentiful now and make delicious salads and homemade salsas.
Peaches are bursting from trees and apples are just ripening. Now is the
perfect time to bake a delicious cobbler or try your hand at canning. Add some
Superberries Aronia Berries to your favorite recipes. Frozen Aronia Berries add
vital antioxidants while balancing out the sweetness of some late summer
7. Create a New Tradition
Every season provides us the
perfect opportunity to create memories with the people we love. If you have
friends who are far away, put everyone’s new-found comfort with video
conferencing to good use, and have a reunion. Do a yard-work exchange with your
best friends. It’s the perfect way to socialize while being socially distant
and making everyone’s tasks less dreary. Whatever you choose to do, make sure
you are safe, healthy, and happy, and make the most of these beautiful days.
As summer comes to a close, remember to relax and separate
work from home life. This is especially true if you are working from home or
you have children learning remotely. Limit your screen time and enjoy the
outdoors and people while the weather invites you.