Article Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

18 Things Every Man Should Do This Summer


Jun. 2, 2014 The Art of Manliness

Summertime is here and I couldn’t be happier. As F. Scott Fitzgerald noted in The Great Gatsby, it often feels that life begins over again with the summer. It’s a “book of hope,” as author Benjamin Alire Sáenz put it, filled with the promise of freedom, adventure, and dreamy idleness. This winter was a rough one for most of us in the United States. It seemed like it would never end. I’m looking forward to sloughing off the heaviness of winter and soaking in the hot summer sun.

I love traditions. Especially those connected with the seasons. Seasonal traditions provide a natural rhythm and change to life that’s often missing in our modern world of fluorescent lit, temperature-controlled sameness.

Below we offer 18 suggestions on things to do to make the most out of this summer and inject a bit of that summertime mirth and charm back into your life. Do them all by Labor Day and you’ll have created enough hazy memories to keep you warm the next winter through.

Enjoy!

Read More on The Art of Manliness

Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund

Apply Today

All Resources

Tell Me More

The Minor Change That Made My Marriage So Much Better

As these men can attest, small adjustments can make a big difference.

Read More

This One Phrase Helps Turn A Fight Into A Problem To Solve

"Same teaming" is an effective way to stop talking past each other.
Read More

Isolated Too Long?

Here's how to cope with re-entry dating anxiety.

Read More

Happy Labor Day!

We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication.

Read More

Let’s Redefine “Productivity” for the Hybrid Era

Incorporating innovation, creativity and collaboration is a must.

Read More

Recovering from sleep deprivation takes longer than expected

Catch-up sleep is not an efficient way to counteract sleep restriction.

Read More

What We Really Talk about When We Talk about Self-Help

On the politics of self-improvement.

Read More

Someone Took Out a Loan in Your Name. Now What?

Identity theft wears many different faces.

Read More