There is something about summer that makes us feel just awesome. We seem to wake up happier and spend more time with a smile on our face throughout the day. We’ve rounded up 5 Reasons Why Summer Puts Us in a Feel-Good Mood, so take note and get ready to start feeling great!
1.) We Spend More Time Outside
Sometimes nothing makes you feel better than being outside and getting some fresh air. Spending time outside can help clear your mind and relieve any stress that’s weighing on your shoulders. This summer, take some time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Take a break from technology while you’re at it and put down those phones! Life is happening now (Facebook can totally wait)! You’ll notice the sights and sounds of nature so much more when you’re not answering texts and emails.
2.) We Eat More Fresh Fruits and Veggies
In the summer, there is always an abundance of fresh and in-season produce at the grocery store, which makes eating delicious and nutritious fruits and veggies even easier! Food has a direct impact on our mood and it’s true what they say, you are what you eat! Why not be a colourful and vibrant piece of fruit instead of a greasy plate of fries? Our favourite way to use up fresh fruit is in our Hemp Fruit Salad. It’s a simple and easy-to-make dessert that tastes great and is good for you. You could also make our Spicy Hemp Hummus to dip your veggies into!
3.) We Relax More
Weekend trips to the cabin are a great way to relax in the summer. Being away from the chaos of the city can be the perfect way to de-stress and unwind. Even just taking a bit of time off from work and having a stay-cation at home can make you feel better. One of our favourite ways to relax in the summer is to head to the beach and lounge in the sun, reading a good book. Our summer must-reads are Wild, A Night in With Audrey Hepburn, and Eat Pray Love. Or you could grab a copy of your favourite mag instead, we like Women’s Health and Prevention.
4.) We Get More Exercise
Instead of being forced to exercise indoors, the summer lets you take your workout to the streets! You can go for a run, take a hike on your favourite path or even just go for a walk in the park. Summer is also a great time to play your favourite sports. Get a group of your friends together to throw around a football or play a fun soccer or Frisbee game in the park! The warm weather also encourages us to walk and bike places instead of driving, which is a great way to get in some extra exercise (and reduce our carbon footprint on the environment)!
5.) We’re More Social
After spending the winter and spring cooped up in the house binge watching Netflix (Yes! We’ve all been there), it feels great to be able to get out and get social. It seems like there is never a weekend in the summer when there isn’t something fun to do. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, a trip to the beach, or a night spent at a sporting event, summer is party time! Being around your favourite people is a great way to boost your mood and make you happy. So call up your friends and plan a get-together for this weekend!
We hope you enjoyed reading this post and that summer makes you feel as great as it makes us! What’s your favourite thing about summer? Let us know by commenting below!