Go to the beach, duh! Beaches and summer go together like carrots and peas; you really can’t have one without the other. Spend a day frolicking in the ocean and laying in the sand with a mindless book. (I suggest Most Talkative, Andy Cohen’s light and ultimately forgettable memoir, if only for the embarrassing “I’m gay in the 80s!” photos.) Let the sun delete five years off of your life and leave feeling relaxed!
Get day drunk with your friends on a lazy Sunday. Drink sangria like it’s water and then go shopping. Purchase the most random crap ever before passing out on your couch at 5 p.m. Wake up and wonder why you purchased a 20 pound candle.
Go to a concert. I know, I know, concerts in the summertime can be a complete clusterf-ck that’ll have you running for your anti-anxiety meds due to heat and people but on a rare occasion, they can actually be quite delightful.
Call in sick to work to go to the park all day by yourself and read magazines and listen to music.
isten to as much top 40 pop songs as humanly possible. Maybe even reunite with Ashanti and The Murder Inc. era.
Go swimming in a pool! Seriously, go find someone who has a pool and offer them your money and friendship in exchange for a full day of lounging and swimming.
Throw a BBQ for all of your friends, or if you can’t cook/have a grill, make someone else do it.
Go on an internet hiatus. The internet is so boring in the summertime. Real life is exponentially better.
Go to a free event. There is so much free stuff to do in the summer. Winter = we’re annoyed that it’s cold out so we’re going to charge for everything. Summer = OMG, we’re so laidback! Come hang at our cool event for free!
Make a conscious effort to be happy. After all, you can always be miserable in the winter!
Have one insane night of debauchery. Not The Hangover status. More like Marie Antoinette “I’m hanging out in a mansion, drinking champagne'
Eat healthy. Salads only taste good in 95-degree heat so you might as well eat them now before you start craving comfort food again.
How about you?