Summer is the best time to try something you. With nearly perfect weather outside and long summer days, you can spend hours learning something new, camping out in the wilderness, or simply reading a book while basking in the sunlight. If you’re still wondering how to spend the precious days of summer, here are a few hobbies you can try.

Go Camping

Whether it’s a hike in the mountains or a long walk in some natural reserve, camping is one of the best ways to spend your summer days (of course, you can go camping all year round). The days are longer so you can start early in the morning and enjoy a whole day of exploring nature, ending it with a beautiful sunset and a night spent under a starry sky. You get to spend some quality time with your friends or family and unplug from wi-fi and social media that takes so much of your attention.

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Try Gardening

Even if you’ve never planted a thing in your life, now is a great time to start! You can start arranging your very own little garden by buying some trees and flowers or, if you have a backyard, you can do some planting yourself. Of course, spring is the best time to start planting something from scratch, but there are lots of plants and trees you can buy and plant in your garden almost all year round. It’s a very rewarding hobby that will reconnect you with mother nature, all the while gifting you with the beauty of flowers and lush greens.

Explore Your Town

As most local businesses have already reopened you have a great opportunity to explore what your town has to offer. After numerous lockdowns, everyone needs a breath of fresh air and in the case of local cafes and shops – some new customers. Summer is the best time to enjoy some new cafes, bakeries, and restaurants hidden in various nooks of your hometown or city. You can also visit some unusual places perked on the rooftops to experience your town the way you’ve never done it before.

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Start Reading

Reading is so amazing, but we just never seem to have the time for it. Warm summer days are perfect for basking in the sun with a pleasant book you’ve been meaning to read for months if not years. Take a few books from your must-read list, buy them in paper, and enjoy calm summer days with a good book and a glass of freshly squeezed cool juice.

Try Journaling

Journaling is one of the most therapeutic things in the world. Whether you’re feeling frustrated or simply want to get to know yourself better, writing about your thoughts and ideas will become that bridge that will connect your mind and your heart. You can write about what’s bothering you and, as a result, make it less stressful for you or you can write about your hopes and dreams and maybe start planning the first steps that will take you closer to them. There’s so much you can do with journaling!