Taking Advantage of The Summer Solstice
June 21 is the longest day of the year – make sure you take advantage of it!
The summer is always a long awaited season. It seems to crawl its way towards us yet pass us by in the blink of an eye. Many of us vow to make the most of our summers, and we do everything from write small bucket lists to plan life-changing vacations in order to try to make the most of the warm weather before it’s too late. Lucky for us, once we get towards the end of springtime, the days start getting longer. The sun is hanging out in the sky for a little bit longer than normal and giving us more and more hours of daylight until we finally reach the summer solstice. The summer solstice is June 21, and because it has the most hours of daylight than any other day, it’s the longest day of the year. This is the one day where we want to wake up early, get some friends together, and spend as many hours as we can under the summer sun because, before we know it, autumn will be creeping in towards us. The good news is, we’ve been preparing for this day and are here to give you tips on the best way to make the most of the longest day of the year. Here’s the best ways to ensure you’re Taking Advantage of This Year’s Summer Solstice.
START YOUR MORNING OFF RIGHT
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets your metabolism on track and gives you the energy you need to make it through the day – and energy is definitely something you’ll need on the longest day of the year! When the weather outside is sunny and hot, stick to a light breakfast that’s healthy and filling but won’t weigh you down. Something involving fruit is the perfect choice.
A great after breakfast activity definitely involves some pampering, so why not put your nails in the summer spirit! There are tons of insanely cute nail designs you can find online to rock on your fingers and toes, so why not try one out? Head over to your local nail salon and get the mani/pedi that you deserve.
SPEND THE DAY IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
One of the greatest things about the summer solstice is getting an entire day’s worth of daylight. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and that means you have tons of time for enjoying your day in the great outdoors. There are tons of things you can do on your own, such as spend the day on the beach, have a picnic in the park, or go on a hike at a nearby trail. If you’re up for something that requires more planning, do some research online and see what’s going on around your area!
PUT YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS TO THE TEST
There are tons of cute summer decorations out there for your house. The bad part – most of them are very expensive. This is where you have to put your artistic skills to the test! Search around online on sites such as Pinterest and find some cute DIY crafts you can make in order to put your house in the summer spirit.
CHOW DOWN ON SOME GRUB
After a long day of play, there’s no doubt you’re going to work yourself up a large appetite. No matter how hungry you are though, you don’t want to eat something too heavy, because the summer heat paired with an over-filled stomach will make you feel sluggish and rundown. Try something that’s filling but won’t be too much, so you can make the day last as long as possible.
END THE DAY ON A SWEET NOTE
What would summer be without ending the night sitting around a campfire making s’mores or enjoying a yummy fruit popsicle? At the end of your eventful summer solstice, give yourself the delicious treat you deserve while enjoying the last hours this summer solstice has to offer you!