How to relax this summer…. think back: As summer approached, you were giddy with excitement over the camping weekends, day trips, and holidays you planned to pack into the summer holidays.
Now it’s nearing the end of term and your excitement has waned, being replaced with fatigue from the go-go-go of the last academic year. Do you really want to start Autumn in a state of mental and physical exhaustion? No one says you can’t have a great summer filled with fun activities but balance them out with some well-deserved rest and relaxation that doesn’t require you to plan, travel, or spend money.
Here are six easy ways to really relax and reset this summer.
Instead reading about The Great Fire of London, The Gruffalo, or books about ‘How your body works’, go and put your feet up with a good book. Colleen Hoover is a favourite author of so many, but if you like something a bit darker, you can’t beat a bit of Stephen King!
Some like to journal, others like to paint, or knit, or do pottery. Find your thing and while away the hours developing a masterpiece of your own. (no PVA glue or crepe paper allowed!)
Local events this summer
No need to travel to have fun! Be a tourist in your own back garden (relatively speaking). Throughout the summer, every county is filled with many varied activities for families. Follow these sites for more details on what’s on in your area –
Gloucestershire – www.exploregloucestershire.co.uk
Herefordshire – www.eatsleepliveherefordshire.co.uk
Worcestershire – www.visitworcester.co.uk/
Stretch your legs and clear your mind. The Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean offer some outstanding places of natural beauty. The question is, how will you choose? These websites will help you to decide and give more information on the surrounding area, places to eat nearby and available parking etc.
Forest of Dean and Wye Valley – www.visitdeanwye.co.uk/things-to-do/walking
How many friends and family members have you said over the past year or so, ‘we must have a catch up’? We know – we are just as bad! Try and make time to schedule those meet ups, even combine them with a walk (see above!) or meet at a local event (see above!) or do a pottery class together (get creative, see above!)
Let this summer be the time you prioritise sleep. Not only is sleep crucial for your physical and mental health, but it’s also free! Simply go to bed earlier or stay in bed a little longer. You can even schedule a cat nap, as we all know that a quick 20 minutes can make a huge difference!
Whatever you plan to do over the summer holidays, we hope you make time to rest and recharge the batteries.
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