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7 Ways to Make Your Summer Last Longer (or at least feel like it!)

Heather Ramage - On how to make your summer last longer.

Source: http://www.firstfoundation.ca/blog/7-ways-to-make-your-summer-last-longer/

1

Get started earlier:

Get started earlier:

Start celebrating the warm weather in May by planting your garden, doing yardwork and breaking out the kids' bikes.

2

Plan day trips:

Plan day trips:

Cramming all your summer activities into two months puts added pressure on families and does not leave enough time to enjoy the season. Plan your shorter camping and visiting trips for the spring and fall.

3

Sign up for outdoor spring sports:

Sign up for outdoor spring sports:

Get yourself or your kids involved in outdoor spring sports so that you can experience the fresh air long before summer hits.

4

Get outside when the sun is shining:

Get outside when the sun is shining:

As we all know from experience, summer weather is unpredictable. Don't waste away the warm days of summer by working in the house. Have outdoor projects or activities available to do so that you aren't stuck inside.

5

Work from home or the cabin:

Work from home or the cabin:

Vacation days are generally limited, so don't let yourself be “stuck” in the office all summer. If you have a job that is flexible, work from home or your cabin as much as possible to extend that vacation feeling.

6

Invite company over for dinner:

Invite company over for dinner:

Sometimes summer feels like it goes by so fast that we don't have time to catch up with friends or family. Visiting with company allows us to slow down and enjoy summer that much more.

7

Enjoy your fall:

Enjoy your fall:

Just because fall comes and the kids head back to school in September, does not mean that we need to take cover indoors! Many of our September and October months have exceptionally warm and enjoyable weather. Make the best of it by continuing the outdoor barbeques, bike rides and camping trips.

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