1. Go slow.
You’ll be less stressed and you’ll enjoy all the smells, the sights and people in your summer even more. So slow down a bit and use all your senses to tap into what is happening in this moment around you and inside of you.
2. Say yes to the new.
Go for something new. Expand your comfort zone in a small way. Or a bigger one.
Go somewhere you haven’t been before. Take up a new hobby. Read a book or try eating something or doing something that isn’t what the regular you would do.
Few things add happiness so simply as finding a new thing you enjoy or may even love does.
3. Say no to the shoulds of the summer.
The sneaky shoulds can make a vacation filled with things you “just have to do before the summer is over” seem like draining work and leave you more tired than you were before your time off even started.
So ask yourself: Will this matter in 5 years? Or even 5 months?
Zooming out like this makes it easier to see the real value of doing something. And it makes it easier to simply relax and to say no to doing something because you realize that it isn’t that important anyway.