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Summer Lifestyle Guide

Welcome to the ultimate guide to making the most out of your summer! Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure, or something in between, this comprehensive guide has got you covered. From travel tips to wellness advice, I’ve compiled everything you need to have an unforgettable summer season.

The Ultimate Summer Lifestyle Guide

1. Travel:

  • Plan a beach getaway: Escape to a tropical paradise or explore the serene coastline. Pack your sunscreen, swimsuit, and a good book for a perfect day by the sea.
  • Road trip adventures: Hit the open road with friends or family and discover hidden gems along the way. Don’t forget to pack snacks, a camera, and your sense of adventure.
  • Camping under the stars: Unplug from the hustle and bustle of daily life by spending a few nights in the great outdoors. Roast marshmallows, tell ghost stories, and reconnect with nature.
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2. Health and Wellness:

  • Stay hydrated: Keep a water bottle with you at all times to stay hydrated, especially on hot summer days. READ MORE: 13 Detox Juices to Drink Yourself Clean
  • Eat fresh: Savour the flavours of summer by preparing seasonal recipes. Stock your fridge with seasonal produce like berries, eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, potatoes and peaches. Cook with fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, mint and dill. For fresh fruits and veggies near you, browse produce guides to discover what’s in season for the month and shop at your local farmer’s market. Summer is also the perfect time to pick your own berries!
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  • Get moving: Take advantage of the longer days by staying active outdoors. Go for a hike, bike ride, swim or a yoga session to keep your body and mind in top shape.

3. Entertainment:

  • Outdoor movie nights: Set up a projector in your backyard or visit a local park for a movie under the stars. Don’t forget the popcorn and blankets!
  • Music festivals: Dance the night away at a summer music festival, where you can enjoy live performances from your favourite artists.
  • BBQ parties: Fire up the grill and invite friends and family over for a delicious BBQ feast. Don’t forget the burgers, hot dogs, and refreshing beverages.
  • A new hobby: Why not try out a new hobby? I’ll be trying out Arterium‘s ‘A Forest By A Lake‘ Painting where you paint by numbers.
A Forest by Lake
Arterium has more than 450 paintings available for fast delivery across UK. They have a dedicated design team and operate their own factory to create a custom Paint By Numbers collection for you.

4. Self-Care:

  • Spa day at home: Treat yourself to a day of relaxation with DIY spa treatments such as facials, massages, and bubble baths.
  • Digital detox: Take a break from screens and social media to recharge your mind and focus on the present moment. READ MORE: Digital Detox; the health benefits of unplugging & resetting?
  • Mindfulness practice: Start a daily mindfulness practice, such as meditation or journaling, to reduce stress and increase self-awareness. READ MORE: Daily Meaningful Mindfulness Routine | 30 Days of Mindfulness | Practice Mindfulness with a Gratitude Journal
  • As the weather gets hotter, consider giving your beauty routine a makeover. Opt for lightweight, breathable skincare products with added sun protection. Incorporate fresh and vibrant makeup shades like coral or peach to enhance your natural glow. Experiment with light, airy hairstyles like loose braids or effortless updos. Take the time to pamper yourself with indulgent body scrubs, refreshing mists, and floral-infused fragrances. Updating your beauty routine to suit the season will help you radiate elegance and feel confident all summer long. READ MORE: Feel Confident in Your Skin: 4 Procedures to Help Get That Glow
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5. Fashion and Style:

  • Lightweight fabrics: Opt for breathable fabrics such as linen and cotton to stay cool and comfortable in the summer heat.
  • Bold accessories: Add a pop of colour to your summer wardrobe with statement accessories like oversized sunglasses, straw hats, and colourful sandals.
  • Swimwear trends: Stay stylish by keeping up with the latest swimwear trends, whether it’s retro-inspired bikinis or sporty one-pieces.
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6. Home and Décor:

As the seasons change, so should your home. No need for an expensive makeover, a few simple changes can do wonders. Begin by decluttering and organising to create a clean canvas to work with.

Opt for light and breezy fabrics, such as linen or cotton, for your curtains, cushions, and table linens. Incorporate natural elements such as potted plants and fresh flowers to instantly make your space feel more summery.

Matrix Filled Cushion Teal by Terrys Fabrics
Peacock Outdoor Cushion by Terrys Fabrics

Bring in the smell of summer through scents like sandalwood, orange blossom, mandarin, jasmine, lemon, bergamot, or neroli. One of my favourite summer candles is MidSummer’s Night by Yankee Candles. With on intoxicating and masculine blend of musk, patchouli, sage and mahogany cologne, it will make your entire space smell like summer!

MidSummer's Night by Yankee Candles
MidSummer’s Night by Yankee Candles

Other things to give a try:

  • Outdoor oasis: Create a relaxing outdoor space with comfortable seating, string lights, and lush greenery. Perfect for enjoying warm summer evenings. READ MORE: Ways to bring the outside in
  • Tropical vibes: Bring the vacation vibes home with tropical-inspired décor such as palm leaf prints, rattan furniture, and vibrant accents.
  • DIY projects: Get creative with DIY projects such as painting terra cotta pots, making homemade candles, or building a backyard fire pit. READ MORE: KITSUGI – the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold
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7. Education and Growth:

  • Summer reading list: Dive into a good book or two from your summer reading list. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or self-help, there’s something for everyone.
  • Learn a new skill: Take advantage of the extra time during the summer to learn something new, whether it’s cooking, photography, or playing a musical instrument.
  • Explore new hobbies: Try out different hobbies and activities to discover what brings you joy and fulfillment. Whether it’s painting, gardening, or birdwatching, there’s no shortage of hobbies to explore.

READ MORE: 8 Ways to learning something new every day | 6 Ways to make personal growth a Part of everyday life | Journaling Prompts when Setting Personal Growth Goals

Embrace the Joy of Slow Living

Summer often tempts us to rush from one activity to another, but true elegance lies in embracing the joy of slow living. Dedicate time to relaxation, self-care, and mindfulness. Take leisurely walks in nature, practice yoga or meditation, or simply indulge in the pleasure of a quiet afternoon with a cup of tea. Prioritise your well-being and allow yourself to savour each moment.

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With this comprehensive summer lifestyle guide, you’re all set to make the most of the sunny days ahead. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on a beach vacation or enjoying a quiet evening at home, remember to savour every moment and create memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers to a fantastic summer!


I am Kiran and I'm a Lifestyle Coach, Podcast Host, Vegetarian Nutritionist, NLP Master Practitioner, Author and an Interior Designer.

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