Remember when you were a kid and you went out exploring, wide-eyed and full of enthusiasm? What happened to that childlike wonder? Are you so bored, you find yourself watching Bachelor in Paradise and realize you’ve hit a new low? Here are a few ideas to keep summer from becoming a yawnfest.
Take a stay-cation. Become a tourist in your own town. Check out new shops, restaurants, food, festivals, music, museums and events.
Check your city’s calendar. Many have summer events like outdoor movie night. Google: calendar of events for your city. Your local newspaper or Chamber of Commerce should have a website with a list. Search the web for activities. Google: summer fun. I found this! Colorado Summer Activities.
Take a spa-cation. Eat a healthy breakfast then go out for a brisk walk. Schedule a haircut, manicure, or a massage or all three. Meet a friend for lunch or dinner someplace new. You’ll look and feel a lot better about life in general.
Go on a picnic. Have a patio? Bring your coffee and newspaper outdoors before work. Instead of taking your lunch break at your desk, find a place to eat outside.
Plan an outing. Go on a big explore even it it’s in your backyard.
Hunt for treasure. Hit a few Saturday morning garage sales, amass some goodies and then go out for coffee.
Buy tickets for a show. It’s the time of year for Shakespeare plays and concerts in the park.
Take a bike ride or a go on a hike. Join my #WRFChallenge and Tweet or Instagram your photos. Blog a post about your adventure. I’ll link you up!
Take a home or garden tour. As summer winds down, tours heat up.
Pick out a recipe. Go to the local farmer’s market and make a farm fresh dinner. Eat it al fresco. (In the open air…)
Too hot outside? Most cities and towns have an open art gallery night once a month. Some will offer wine and cheese. Bonus!
Go to a sporting event. Tickets may be hard to find if your team has been winning, but there are tons of Rockies tickets.
Play outside. Brush the dust and spider webs from your croquet or badminton set. Challenge your family or friends to a game. Don’t have a yard? Take your games to a park and challenge new friends.
Still feel bored? Go to a park like you did when you were a kid. Bring a blanket, a good book and pack some art supplies or pen and paper. Look around and draw, paint or write a short story or poem about what you see. Check out this list of artist’s apps for your iPad – The 8 Best iPad Apps for Artists – 2015.
Pick out a few of my suggestions and fill your life with adventure. Put the WILD back into your LIFE. You’re welcome.
Take this quiz to see if you’re adventurous.
Which ideas seem like fun to you? Do you have any other suggestions for readers who are bored out of their minds this summer? Are you waiting for the snowflakes to fly? Is your life already exciting?