15 Simple Ways A Woman Can Enjoy Summer

by GeorgiaRose

Relax and enjoy the summer of your dreams, with these fifteen great tips and ideas.

Summer is a season full of excitement and energy. As nature changes around us, things are growing and developing so quickly. The days are longer, the warm sun is upon us, and the chill of spring has faded away. We watch as our to do list quickly grows, giving us many plans and activities to fill our days.

But are we truly savoring summer? Or is it quickly passing us by? As women, our summers can be filled with constant activities and commitments. Pulling us in many directions and leaving us feeling stressed, tired, or overwhelmed. Allow yourself to slow down this summer and enjoy its sweet simplicity.


1. A Walk Of Wonder

Walking is a great way to exercise, relieve stress, and enjoy the scenery around you. It doesn't matter how long you walk, just find a place that is beautiful to you. It can be your neighborhood, the beach, a park, national forest, etc.

Be as a child and take in everything around you. Listen to the birds, watch the bees, smell the flowers, and be in awe of the tall trees. Let go of worries and truly live in the moment. Allow yourself to turn off your phone and just be.

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2. A Summer Journal

A summer journal can be a great way to express yourself. Sometimes we don't have people we can trust and share our feelings with. A journal is a great way to truly share how we feel and still keep our privacy and emotions guarded.

You can also use your journal as a way to store goals, ideas, and daily moments. You can add pictures, clippings of newspaper or magazine articles, and your own drawings of inspiration to fill your journal with.  

3. Breakfast at the Beach

Start you day by watching the sunrise over the ocean. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy breakfast by the sea. Coffee or tea could not be better, as you watch the sun touch the sea and sand around you. Close your eyes and fell the warmth of the sun, smell the oceans scent, and listen to the waves.


4. Create A Cutting Garden

A cutting garden is for growing flowers that you can cut and enjoy. You can grow them in pots or in the ground. Just find flowers that grow easily or well in your area. Whether you're putting the flowers in vases, baskets, or wreaths, fresh flowers are a beauty to your yard, home, and others.

Some great flowers for cutting gardens are the following:

- Zinnia's- They come in a variety of sizes and colors. So easy to grow!

- Shasta Daisy- So simple and pretty! They look beautiful in canning jars and wreaths.

- Queen Anne's Lace - They add volume and beauty to flower arrangements.

- Cornflower- These beautiful flowers can be used fresh or dried.

- Cosmos- They come in a variety of shapes and colors. They're easy to grow and don't mind a bit of neglect.

- Gladiolus- These flowers make a striking pose in any garden or pot.

- Roses- The smell alone is worth growing them for. You can pick from many colors, shapes, and sizes.

- Sunflowers- Hardy and easy to grow, they are beautiful in vases and baskets.


5. Visit a Farmers Market

Visiting a farmers market is a great way to enjoy the flavors and aromas of summer. Most markets sell a variety of fruits, vegetables, local honey & jellies, breads, plants, and more. Be adventurous and buy something you've never tried before. Most vendors will gladly give you ideas for using their produce.

If your town doesn't have a farmers market, consider traveling to the next town or city to visit one. Plan on arriving early for the best selection. Try to to wear comfortable shoes, a hat or sunblock, and have a tote to hold your purchased items in.



6. Have a Picnic

Having a picnic is a simple way to enjoy the scenery of summer. Whether your by yourself or with others, picnics are a great way to eat and relax.

Pick your perfect spot by looking for flat and open spaces. It could be by a lake, in a field, at a park, on the beach, or even your own backyard, just find the perfect place for you. One of the great things about picnics, is that you can have them anytime your schedule allows. So pick a time of day that works best for you. Don't worry about having the perfect picnic meal, keep it simple and sustaining.

7. Pamper Your Nails

Summertime is sandal season, and the perfect time to freshen and have fun with your nails. There are thousands of colors to choose from, making your options nearly endless. Save time and money by picking out some great summer colors that you enjoy. Try out a new shade and seal it with a clear coat, for a longer pedicure and manicure. It will take less than twenty minutes to create beautiful nails and toenails at home.


8. Reunite With Friends and Family

Summer is the time for packed schedules, vacations, cruises, and extra-curricular activities. A woman's schedule and commitments can give her little time to spend with friends and family. But it doesn't have to be that way. By purposing to reunite with a family member or friend, you can fit in in to any schedule.

Keep it simple and find that window of opportunity. It can be over a lunch break, a walk or run, phone call, dinner, an hour of your weekend, etc., make it a priority and you will find that sliver of time to use.


9. Have A Tech-Free Day

How many devices do you own? We are in an era that shows the power of technology. It is useful and needed in many ways, but also can bring stress and burdens. It seems like someone always has a way of finding us, and our e-mails and phone messages can fill up faster than we expect.

Simplify your weekend by having a tech-free day or weekend. Turn off your computer, cell phone, kindle, television, etc., and enjoy the peace of the unplugged world. If you need to, let family, friends, and co-workers know ahead of time, so they are not worried about your absence.


10. Go For A Ride

Whether it's in your vehicle, motorcycle, or bicycle, a relaxing ride or drive is a great way to exercise and relieve tension. Some great places to go are by a river, an old country road, through a park, alongside a wooded area, by the ocean, and more. Try to go early in the morning, or early in the evening, for a cooler and more comfortable ride. Take in the beautiful scenery and be safe when traveling alone.

11. The Sweet Smell Of Summer

Candles are a great way to freshen a home or office. They're also relaxing and can make you feel more comfortable and at home. If you enjoy using candles, try a summer inspired scent. It's a simple way to change your environment with little cost or effort.

It's amazing how many candle scents are available. If you can dream it, they've probably made it. Some great summer scents are lemonade, moss and mint,  midsummer's night, lilac blossoms, and many more.

12. Relax & Read A Book

Relaxing with a good book is a dream come true for many women. It seems like there is never enough time and energy to do such a thing. If you enjoy reading, allow yourself time to relax with a good book. It can be on a kindle, your cellphone, or a printed book. Whatever way you choose, find a book that is perfect for you.

13. Wear A New Summer Scent

A simple and fun way to celebrate summer, is by getting a new summer scent. It can be exciting to wear and smell something that's new and wonderful to your senses.

If you're unsure of what to buy, make a list of your favorite scents. Are they more floral, fruity, earthy, bold, etc.? Once you've figured out the type of perfumes you prefer, a great place to read perfume reviews is on Amazon.com. By reading reviews, you can determine if a perfume is worth the price and the right one for you. Here are some great summer perfumes to choose from. Enjoy!

14. Watch A Sunset

A summer sunset is like fine art. It's unique, beautiful, and filled with great detail. It's a wonderful surprise to see what colors and shapes of clouds that await us. As the golden light shifts its way to darkness, the beauty of the process is one we can take for granted. A sunset is a beautiful moment we can have everyday, if we choose to stop and partake of it.


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15. Take Care Of Yourself

Women with families, busy lives, and schedules, have a lot on their plate. They are often putting others first and themselves last, leaving them little time or energy, to take care of themselves.

If women aren't getting the proper nutrients, rest, physical activity and care that they need, it will effect them greatly. They can feel fine for the moment, but sooner or later, it will catch up to them.

Here are some easy ways for a woman to take care of herself:

Drink more water- Try to take water with you wherever you go. Hydration will help you feel and look good, it is also vital for our bodies and good health. Dehydration or heat stroke can be very serious.

* Get help- Don't think you have to do everything on your own. If it's too much, make it known. Get the help you need or let things go that are too much for you to handle.

* Be positive- Stress and negative thoughts can cause havoc to our minds and bodies. It will rob us of our joy, peace, and health if we don't learn to combat it. Try to think two positive thoughts for every negative thought, keep doing this until you're feeding your mind with more positive than negative thoughts. You will feel so much better!

* Eat to live- Try to eat foods that will help you live better. A brownie or piece of cake tastes good in the moment, but can later have you feeling sick, bloated, and uncomfortable. Save treats for rare occasions and find healthy foods that you love and enjoy. Don't let food be your source of comfort, let it nourish you.

*Be active- Find ways to be active that you enjoy. You don't have to slave away at a gym or on a treadmill to be healthy. Treat yourself to a new pair of walking shoes and walk around the most beautiful place you can find. You can also go running, hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, fishing, and more. Keep it fun and keep it simple.



Updated: 06/25/2013, GeorgiaRose
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GeorgiaRose on 06/25/2013

MaggiePowell- So glad you and your daughter had a good day! I'm about to go on a walk myself. Hope your day is safe and wonderful~

MaggiePowell on 06/25/2013

Great ideas.... my daughter and I followed your suggestions, took a walk and did our nails. Was a good day.

GeorgiaRose on 06/07/2013

CheryIsArt- thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the ideas. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

CherylsArt on 06/07/2013

You've mentioned lots of good ideas. I like how you honored about doing what is right for you.

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