Summer is over. Goodbye summer sunshine! No more long, warm days, humid nights, cold drinks, and hours of outdoor fun. Like all good things, summer is always over too soon. The sight of those leaves starting to fall might have you feeling a little regret that you didn’t make the most of this amazing season.
But at this time of year, it helps to remember one thing: yes, summer is over and winter is coming, but it’s not here yet! Depending on where you live, you may still be enjoying a last few warm days, and daylight hours haven’t been reduced to a few hours yet. It’s not too late to go out and enjoy the last of the sunshine and outdoorsy lifestyle.
If you’re feeling nostalgic for summer already, these tips will help you squeeze the last bit of enjoyment out of the next few weeks before the cold starts.
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Take Every Opportunity to Be Outside
One of the most rewarding ways to enjoy the dog-days of summer is to make sure you go out into the sun every chance you get. When you’re in the midst of summer, it’s easy to get used to the great weather and stop making the most of it, so when it’s nearly over, it’s really important to grab every bit of sunshine that comes your way. Whether you love heading outside to read a book on your own, or to chilling in the park with your friends, it’s not too late to get a cheap DAB radio on Latest Deals, pack a picnic and spend the whole day out in the sun.
An outdoor patio is ideal—bonus points if you have a hammock—but remember, outdoor time is about more than sunshine. It’s about a summer attitude: give yourself permission to indulge in some hard-core relaxing and enjoy taking time out.
Get Your Friends Involved
When you look back on the summer, one of the characteristics features of the season is often the fact that you spend loads of time with your friends. There’s something about summer that makes groups of friends stick together day and night, almost as if the summer is just one long hang-out session. So it’s always quite sad when summer’s over, as it can sometimes feel as if the time for long, low-pressure hanging out is over. But this needn’t be the case! Of the best ways to make the most of the end of the season is to double down on seeing your friends. Getting your friends involved in things you enjoy as the seasons change is a great way to signal that your ‘all in’ attitude doesn’t have to depend on summer.
Make the Most of Your Local Community
While catching a flight to an exotic island can be fun, save overseas trips for when winter has actually arrived, and you’re stuck inside and craving warmth and summer sunshine. One of the joys of the final days of Summer is the opportunity to make the most of your hometown, especially if there are festivals or markets on the go. Whatever your local community does best—whether it’s fruit and veg markets or outdoor theatre—spend your last warm days supporting the activities and events that it’s easy to take for granted when summer is in full swing.
A day-trip ambling around your local area and seeing what’s on offer is a great way to appreciate your neighbourhood and support local artists, producers and craftsmen. And if you don’t have a clue what’s going down in your town, check out the website for the local tourism board. You may be intrigued to spot several budget-friendly or free events, which will provide ample entertainment for the final days of the season.
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Tick Some DIY Chores off Your List
If you love decorating your house, chances are you invest quite a lot of energy and time on home improvement projects. While getting your hands dirty with DIY can be rewarding, doing everything on your own steam can be draining and time-consuming. The last few weeks of warm weather is a good opportunity to attempt some of the summer DIY ideas you may have lined up but haven’t got around to because you were too busy lounging by the pool. You still have the benefit of slightly longer days to allow you to work into the evening, and you’re still going to have that extra enjoyment and relaxation which you get from doing physical work when it’s warm.
Whether you’ve just started to notice the leaves falling, or you’re feeling a little chill in the air, the first signs of the end of summer don’t have to mean that summer is over. These tips will help you squeeze a little extra juice out of the season.