Summertime is a time of rejuvenation, even when you’ve passed the age where you get a summer off. Ah. Those were the days… But you can still use those beautiful warm months to take up some new, and relaxing, hobbies! Who knows? Maybe you’ll take them up next summer, or adapt them for year round!
1. Yoga. Yoga is a wonderful practice that often becomes a lifestyle. But it is also a great summer hobby! If you have an outdoor area that is private (and a lot of people with fenced in yards do), or if you aren’t shy, consider doing yoga outside. Bonus points if you’re a morning person and can enjoy the benefits of yoga in a cooler morning temperature accompanied by the mellow sound of birds! But, if you’re really into yoga, maybe you can try to do it later in the day when it’s warmer out. It’s like free hot yoga! Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
2. Badminton. If you have space in your yard, then you could easily take up badminton. You can find badminton sets in the outdoor section of many stores for fairly cheap. Badminton is a great activity to have available to guests if you’re having a cookout, and it is also a great evening activity for any summer night. Great exercise, some good fun and healthy competition.
3. Swimming. If you live near a swimming pool, use it! Most gyms have pools, and swimming is a great summer activity. Even if you end up in an indoor pool and it doesn’t feel particularly summery, keep in mind that swimming while cool and indoors might be a good summer alternative to jogging when temperatures reach 90 degrees. Don’t have access to a pool? Grab a few friends and some cheap squirt guns!
4. Evening walks. One of the best summer activities is a nice mellow evening walk after a delicious grilled dinner. This is a great hobby to have with your significant other while it’s still warm out. It may be a little muggy, but there’s also fireflies and summer sounds. Take their hand and go for a stroll around your neighborhood. Even a good evening walk alone is a worthwhile adventure. Summer fun doesn’t have to be on a beach, and neither does a good long walk in some great weather