How to Enjoy a Summer Day Alone at Home

by braniac

Relaxing summer days are a wonderful way to spend quality time alone. There is so much you can do, or you can as little as possible! This article will give you some ideas how to spend your summer day alone.

Step 1

Unplug from the world, just for today. Shut off your cell phone, put away the laptop and enjoy the day away from the noise. Resist the temptation to check your email. This is your day away from the hustle and bustle.

Step 2

Go for a walk. It should be beautiful outside in the summer. Go enjoy the flowers and trees in bloom up close.

Step 3

Lay in the sun for awhile. Wear sun protection and proper sunglasses, and be careful not to stay out too long. The hours of 12-3p are the worst for sun exposure. You shouldn't be afraid of the sun though. Basking in the warm glow of the sun is quite relaxing.

Step 4

Curl up and read a book. Find a place you can see the world and read your book. If you can be outside in the shade, this may be the best location. Take a drink and a snack. You could even have an afternoon picnic!

Step 5

Have a project. Perhaps you are like me and love to work on projects. Re-arrange a room, weed a vegetable or flower garden, paint something, take pictures with your digital camera for a framing project, clean out your refrigerator if you like or even do some baking.

Step 6

Eat! Try cooking a light meal with chicken, rice and vegetables. It is summer after all! Order in if you don't feel like cooking.

Step 7

Wear comfortable clothing if you are staying home. No need to put on anything fancy. Pull out your favorite shorts and that old t-shirt from college.

Step 8

If the weather isn't so great, it may be a great time to watch that epic movie you have been saving!

Step 9

Pamper yourself. Take a long warm bath. Use aromatherapy or pull out that bath and body kit from Christmas! Make your bathroom your personal spa today!

Tips

  • Sunblock should always be applied when outdoors.

Warnings

  • Make sure your sunscreen works for both UV and UB rays.

Photo Credits

  • Photo: livefreenh