Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Productive Things to Do This Summer

Now that my internship has started and I work 8 hours a day Monday through Friday, I don't have a lot of free time on my hands besides the weekends and the chunk of time every night when I get home. I'm really fortunate I got the internship and wouldn't trade it for the world, however it has forced me to get a little more creative with how I spend my free time. Honestly, I think this was just what I needed! In recent summers, I would get so bored sitting at home and then school would roll around and I would realize too late that I didn't accomplish everything I wanted to. This summer is the perfect opportunity to use my free time to do things that I've been wanting to do for a while but never got around to doing. That being said, here are some ideas I've come up with for things you can do this summer that you'll thank yourself for later!

+ Form a consistent workout routine 
With finals and then road tripping with friends after move out, my workout schedule has been all over the place. It wasn't until the end of my freshman year that I really got into a workout habit that I liked, so now that I'm home for 3 months, I'm determined to find one that I will actually stick to for a long period of time! I finish work every day at 4:30 so my goal is to hit the gym around 5 and get in a good workout before dinner. Let's see how this goes :)

+ Clean out your closet
I currently have 8 giant moving boxes to still unpack, not to mention a disaster of a closet from when I would be home for a long weekend and never put things away before going back to school. Needless to say, I'm long overdue for a major closet clean out! I want to get rid of a ton of clothes and make room for new things I've acquired in the past year. I also have a ton of clutter that needs to be thrown out.

+ Go through your photos
I have over 4,000 photos on my phone that are really starting to take up a lot of storage, so one day I plan to go through them all and delete as many as possible. Printing photos from Walgreens is something I love to do, so I'm going to take the best ones from the year and hang them up on my bulletin board in my room. I may also start a college photo album with printed photos because I'm just a #mom like that.

+ Perfect your skincare routine
During the year, I always mean to try out some new skincare products, but I always get so busy that I never get around to doing so. After living in the dorms, sleeping less than I should have and eating a fair amount of unhealthy foods, my skin could really use some TLC. This summer, I plan to get a few facials and finally find the products that are best for my skin to make sure it's as healthy as possible!

+ Re-do your space 
After moving out of a room that my roomie and I decorated less than a year ago, I have an itch to re-do parts of my room at home to make it a little more updated. My current bedroom at home is very colorful and bright from when I was younger, so I would ideally want something with more white and gold like in my dorm. While I probably won't be doing anything too drastic anytime soon, I plan to take a few bigger pieces of furniture like my bulletin board and desk chair and make them more simple (ex. painting over the pattern on my bulletin board with gold paint).

What have you been meaning to do that you could get done this summer?


  1. I should print my favorite photos from this school year. I love the idea of having a yearly scrapbook.

  2. i highly recommend thayers rose petal aloe toner, mario badescu products (they have a survey you can take for your skin, and then they send you samples!), and aztec secret clay w/ apple cider vinegar!

  3. Love this! My summer break just started this week and I definitely need to do a few of these haha!


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