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Twelve Things To Do In The Summer At Home

There are many things to do in the summer at home. And, in the middle of a pandemic, this notion is especially worth revisiting. After being stuck at home over the last few months, for most of us, it’s easy to forget sometimes that we don’t necessarily have to go out to have fun. There are a host of things you can do to rest, relax, and take advantage of free time without the need to go outside. It looks like most of us will be spending our summer at home, and with a bit of creativity, it can be a restful experience that doesn’t feel so disconnected. Right now, with COVID-19 anxieties and prior months of sheltering in place, for many, the upcoming summer represents tension and the inviability of vacation plans because of the Coronavirus pandemic. This in turn, causes frustration and serves to sabotage the enjoyment of a time that with a little creativity and innovation can be fun, relaxing, and restorative. Being confined doesn’t have to equate to boredom. But if you need inspiration, we've made a list of many activities that can be done, from acquiring new hobbies to finally undertaking tasks that you’ve been putting off for a while.




Twelve Things To Do In The Summer At Home

Summer doesn’t have to mean traveling. Sure, packing up the family and going to a different place, like a cookout in the mountains, fishing in the river or camping at the lake is very comforting. But it is not essential for an enjoyable season, especially when traveling could result in the risk of exposure to Covid-19. So presented here are a few ideas to make the most of the summer at home. Take note and you will see that in your very own house there are are world of ways to have fun, relax and rest. There are also habits and practices you can employ to augment the enjoyment of activities while having to shelter in place.


1. Sleep, but don’t hypersleep

It is very good to get rest, but too much sleep can be a downer. Hypersleeping makes the days seem much shorter. As a consequence, an enjoyable summer at home will seem over very quickly. Combat hypersleep by trying to find fun activities that motivate you to get up and make the most of each day, such as making crafts, drawing, catching up on your favorite television series, or simply taking a walk.


2. Give yourself up to DIY

DIY isn’t something only for the very crafty or handymen. In this day of online tutorials, anyone can learn to caulk up a leaky shower door, or hang a painting. For everything, there is a tutorial on YouTube. And since the summer is going to be a shelter in place season, you have time now to make those little fixes around the house. With a little patience, kids can get involved and have fun learning, as well. Don't be afraid to try out jobs that may seem ominous or difficult. Sure, some things like electrical work or plumbing should be left to professionals, but something like fixing a loose doorknob or painting a room can be really fulfilling. So, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.


3. Prepare favorite recipes

Even if you don't like cooking it can be the ideal time to practice since you won't be pressed for a schedule. You can prepare something easy, fast, and delicious. To do this, check out recipes