We've all heard of a New Year's Resolution... but how many of us have actually taken the time to create a "Summer Resolution"? It's true... it exists and you may benefit from it more than you think. A summer resolution could serve as good half way mark checkpoint to see how you're doing since your NYE declarations... but we've compiled 4 guilt-free, simple, completely seperate from your NYE promises- summer resolutions for the fun lovers out there. Don't worry...non fun lovers are welcomed too!
1. Be Who You Want & Do What You Want
Question yourself. We don't mean question yourself as in "Why did I buy this ugly bikini?". We mean really question yourself. Make this summer your time for getting to know who you are. What do you like? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? Don't be afraid to tailor it for JUST this specific summer. Summer is the time where all life is bloomed, living , and enjoying. Become one with the bloomed trees, young grasshopper.
2. Remove All Limits
Break yourself free of limits this summer. Go to concerts, play a little beer pong, listen to music on a deck with friends all night whether you're young or a little older- do what you feel like doing (as long as it's not detrimental to you or those around you, of course). Join the rowing club, learn to play golf, learn to surf, learn to knit, join a crossfit class, dance in the rain... Stop working so hard or work harder than usual.. whatever those shackles called limits that you've placed on yourself are - BE FREE of them.
3. Explore, Explore, Explore!
You don't have to travel the world in order to be an explorer. Why not declare to explore your own state? Or pick a state and vow to explore at least one city in it. Completely. Try the restaurants, meet the people, go to the movies, go to a local bar there. Have fun! Exploring doesn't always imply traveling either... going to new venues like a library you've been meaning to visit, a local play, or even volunteering to help coach a kids' soccer team are all forms of exploration.
4. Make a Summer Bucket List
Now that you have an idea of who you want to be this summer and what you want to do, write it down! Make a summer bucket list of all the things you want to accomplish by end of summer. They can be large goals like- "Buying a house" or not so large goals like- "Finally sing karaoke alone". Make a goal to finally visit a place you've never been or to finally paint the kitchen. The choice is yours! The list could be as long or short as you like as well as- as safe or daring as you'd like... but make sure you have real intentions on accomplishing them. Don't forget to add "Subscribe to and read every article on Well, Hello Pretty". ;-)