Whether you’re going to the beach or to Baguio to escape the heat, summer is a great time to go out and take a vacation. Especially now that, according to the medical community, the covid-19 pandemic is finally over.
However, for many Filipinos, this isn’t possible. A combination of their workloads and rampant inflation today prevents them from taking vacations. Because of these, many (including me) remain stuck at home this summer.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of fun summer activities at home.
So, what are you waiting for? Here are eight summer activities at home that you can add to your summer activities list.
Find Yourself a New Hobby.
Since you won’t be going out anyways, why not spend your free time this summer learning new hobbies? Besides being a source of fun and entertainment, hobbies improve your work-life balance, which enables you to be more productive at work.
With so many hobbies out there, which ones should you start learning? To answer this question, ask yourself: “Which activities do you want to do?”
It doesn’t have to be something related to work. Just do what you’re interested in, even if you’re not good at it initially. Summer’s the perfect time to start getting better at it while trying to have a nice time.
Make a Dent In Your Reading Backlog.
Due to the fast-paced nature of our daily schedules, finding time to read your backlog of books can be very challenging. Before you know it, your pile of books has become a mountain, yet you haven’t read any of them.
So if you don’t have any plans this summer, why not spend your free time making it a dent in your reading backlog?
You don’t need to rush it; you can spend as little or as much time as you prefer on your books. Besides, time flies when you get really engrossed in the book you’re reading.
Try Out Indoor Gardening.
For the plantitos/plantitas out there, one fun summer activity at home you shouldn’t miss out on is indoor gardening. Besides being a great stress reliever, it’s also a great way to liven up your house, as well as one of the best summer activities you can do with your kids.
If you’re worried that you won’t be able to do this because your house has limited space, don’t be. You can start with just one potted plant or a few herbs and take it from there.
Play the Games You’ve Always Wanted to Play.
Back when we were still in high school or college, the arrival of summer meant unlimited gaming time. Now that we’re working, this isn’t the case anymore.
Between working on our online jobs and “adulting” activities such as managing your taxes, it is difficult to find spare time for gaming.
Despite this, if there’s a will, there’s a way. There are plenty of holidays in the summer that give you time for playing video games all day.
So if you’re trying to climb the ranks of your favorite multiplayer game or perhaps finish the RPG you’ve been playing for months; summer’s the perfect time to do it. GGs!
Catch Some Zzz’s.
I know what you’re thinking: “how can this be a fun summer activity?” Given how hectic our day-to-day schedules are and how most of our vacation days are spent doing something, it’s hard to find time to sleep.
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying summer to the fullest with your loved ones, but that is no reason to scrimp on sleep. After all, how can you enjoy bonding with them if you’re always sleepy?
So when you find yourself not doing anything, why not use this time to rest and regain your strength? So when your friends or family invite you to hang out, you’re refreshed and ready to go.
Start a Journal.
One of the most enjoyable summer activities at home is starting your own journal. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like fun, I agree. But journaling is a great way to make sense of your thoughts and help you see where your life is heading, along with your current goals.
In addition, journaling helps reduce stress, anxiety, and even depression while helping you process some of your life experiences in a healthy way.
So if you’re looking for an activity this summer that can help you reflect on your life and goals, give journaling a try.
Binge-Watch Your Favorite Shows/Movies.
Do you have a favorite show or movie you’ve always wanted to watch but couldn’t due to your schedule? Well, now that summer’s here, why not start watching them?
Instead of spending your time and money outside in the heat, you can just sit back, relax, and catch up on that K-drama on your watchlist.
As a bonus, binge-watching your favorite shows is one of the cheapest summer activities for adults.
Make Ice Pops With Your Kids.
For the parents out there, a great way to bond with your children during these hot summer days is to make ice pops alongside them.
When I was younger, I made Milo pops with my mom and dad. We first mixed Milo with warm water to make hot chocolate. Then we let it cool before pouring it into a plastic ice pop bag.
Finally, we put them in the freezer, waited a few hours, and presto! We have our ice pops. Best of all, you can mix up flavors depending on your preferences.
Having Fun Away From the Sun!
Just because you’re not going to the beach or on vacation trips doesn’t mean you can’t have fun this summer. There are plenty of fun summer activities at home that you can do with your loved ones too.
The activities mentioned above are just a few things you can do to make the most of your summer. There are many more fun activities that you can do to beat the heat and make this summer the best one yet.
And if you’re looking for remote work opportunities this summer, Remote Staff’s here to help. Our jobs list has a wide range of positions, so you’ll never run out of options. Good luck!