Saturday, July 16, 2016

How to Have the Best Summer Ever!

Each summer comes with a set of expectations. Maybe it's "I'll go to the beach weekly" or "I'll have plans every single day." Either way, we rarely live up to these expectations that we set for ourselves. That's all going to change this year! I'm slightly over the halfway point in my summer break and I am ready to make some changes so I can have the best summer ever. Here are my ways to make that happen. 

1) Spontaneity
As you get older and have larger responsibilities, spontaneity is harder to achieve. It becomes more about planning and less about living in the moment. But think about it, I'm sure the best times in your life are when you've been the most spontaneous. Take a risk, do something crazy, YOLO. 

2) Connections
I go to college in a different state than I live in, so summer is great for reconnecting with people that I haven't seen in a while. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut, only hanging out with the same friends, but life gets so much better when you branch out. Everybody could use some more friends, and now's the time to do it! Invite more people to your gatherings and see what they have to offer. As you get older, it gets a lot harder to meet people and make friends. Now's the best time to start forming connections with people. 

3) Live
Really, truly, live. You need to live your life the way that you want. If you don't go to bed with a list of things you're grateful for or accomplished that day, you should! And I don't mean that you need to do something incredible every single day. Just take some time to stay present because you never know when something amazing will occur. Let go of expectations, insecurities, and worries because once you start focusing on the present moment, life gets a whole lot better. 

These three things are pretty vague and difficult to implement, but are truly game changers. Take some initiative and write your own life, if you are unhappy in any way, you have the power to change it. Let's all have the best summer of our lives this year. 

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