“Everything good and magical happens between the months of June and August.”
For most of us, summer is less than a month away and we were looking forward to a vacation by the beach this year. However, with the potential risk still involved in spending time outside, many of us are still choosing to stay home.
Although we’re a little bummed from not being able to go out and have some fun out in the sun, there is one thing we all have learnt from the year of being in lockdown and that is - how to make the most out of being at home. Undeniably, there are many other ways to have fun at home that do not require a pool and palm trees to get you in the mood for summer living.
Here are 4 simple ways that we would like to share on how you can still make summer at home one filled with joy and laughter!
- Start a wake-up routine
Although a good morning calls for adequate sleep, this does not mean you should sleep in. On the contrary, sleeping too long can have adverse effects, making you feel achy, dehydrated, and a little fuzzy. This summer, get yourself into a new wake up routine and watch how it positively impacts your mood and everything else you do. To set the tone for the rest of the day, you should start the day with an activity that can keep you fresh and rejuvenated. Whether it's starting your day with 20-minute yoga, journaling your daily tasks, making your bed, or pouring hot coffee into a mug, if you make it a habit to do this every day, the rest of your day will become a little more productive and delightful as well. If you need some help on getting into a morning routine, check out this article here!
- Get into juicing
Another fun and healthy way to kickstart your momentum for the day is to treat yourself to a tasty drink that packs a ton of healthy nutrients that’ll make you feel great. If you guys have not gotten into juicing yet, I highly recommend it. Not only is it a fun way to experiment with the fruits and vegetables available at home, but watching how the colours come together into a delicious blend can really uplift your mood.
- Paint the house - a kids friendly activity
The greatest question of all the mummies out there who are having to spend summer at home with their kids is - how can we prevent the little ones from feeling restless? Here’s a summer activity that can keep them entertained and creative at the same time! Get them involved in giving the house a new breath of life with a fresh coat of paint. Don’t be afraid to go bold with the colours and bring in all the summer vibes with yellows and greens.
- Refresh your wardrobe with sustainable options
The struggle to stay cool in the hot summer weather is real and since we are all spending time at home, there is no better opportunity to do a summer refresh on your wardrobe essentials. Our trick is to find something fashionable, breathable and most importantly sustainable. This logic applies to a variety of products from shirts and pants to even the straps that secure your favourite timepiece to your wrist if you are into wearing watches.
For those who are into stylish and modern classic timepieces with sustainability in mind, we have just the brand for you - August Berg. Apart from reducing your carbon footprints with its renewable packagings consisting of FSC-certified paper bags and 100% sustainably sourced reusable bamboo boxes, it also offers the option for you to prolong the wear of each watch by easily switching up the straps with its quick-release function. Instead of buying a new watch to suit the season and occasion, choose from the variety of strap materials and colours that August Berg offers.