Make this the BEST summer of your life!
Lots of people have paid time off from work but few people actually make use of the vacation time that they have. It could be that you’re too afraid to take a vacation. Work can be harder when you return and you’ll feel more tired after a break than you would have without it.
But there’s this quote from a song that says, “In the summertime when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky.” This song and countless others have all been written as an ode to the season with the longest days and shortest nights, Summer.
Summer is a time for resting and rejuvenation. Think of it as getting that Vitamin D that your body craves and needs. Summer vacation is healthy!
Perhaps you have some time that you need to use and want to take advantage of summer while you can. You might not have the budget for a long vacation but still want to enjoy the time off with your family.
Or you simply need time away with your partner, and it’s been too long that you’ve had a quiet time together unwinding and destressing from work.
Summer vacation doesn’t mean you have to go away far from your home. You can find something fun to do in your own community while enjoying some sunshine. If you’re unsure what kind of summer vacation would be best for you, why not base it off of your zodiac sign?
Warm weather, sundresses, cool ocean breezes, sand between your toes, sun-kissed skin, and a cold margarita in your hand are just a few of the best parts of summer — according to your zodiac sign.
Everyone has certain activities they love or hate to do in the summer.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Make this your summer of comfort and peace by finding your inner Zen at a meditation retreat. Chill out for the weekend or the week to find some peace and quiet, or take a couple days and go to a yoga festival. You definitely won’t regret it.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Get in touch with nature by creating your ultimate backyard oasis, complete with the PERFECT herb garden (so you can cook ALL summer long!) Because who doesn’t love a summer cookout with a nice potato salad topped with fresh chives from the garden?
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Give your nervous self a break and instead of spending money on the hotel, airfare, food, and activities — plan a staycation. Discover new and exciting things about your own town. You might be surprised at all there is to do right at home (without having to deal with the stress of overextending your finances).
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Let your imagination and creativity flow by building your own art studio. Whether it be separate from your house, or a special place inside you decide to dedicate to your craft, take the time — while it’s still hot and muggy outside — to throw yourself into your passions. Explore all that you are capable of.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Get ready to do one of your FAVORITE things … get dolled up and head to your local theater to see some of the newest talents. There’s no need to fly to NYC to see the shows on Broadway when the show will come to you.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Let your inner introvert shine and plan out which books you want to read in advance, and schedule time for yourself every night so you can dive into your reading. The great thing about books is that they can go where ever you go. So whether you’re traveling or lounging on the beach, don’t forget to bring a good book.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Hey, social butterfly! Quench your thirst for human connection and host a HUGE summer bash with all of your favorite people. Heat up the barbeque, throw on some tunes and set up the sprinkler (hey, NO ONE outgrows a backyard sprinkler session!) You and Taylor Swift will be fighting for the title of best summer party thrower.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Go on a cruise with a select few of your very-BEST friends. You won’t feel overwhelmed with the thought of being around TOO many people, but it’ll be nice to get away from the “real” world for a bit. So why not dedicate some of your time to the people you love most? With so many options, it’s hard to pick just one, but it’s important to make sure you choose the right one for your group.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Quench that explorer thirst in you by buying the next Groupon trip you see and jetting off to another country for a while. There are some crazy-good deals on last-minute summer vacations, so why not just see where life takes you? You needed some time to yourself anyway. Decompress and be adventurous.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
For Capricorns, family time is a MUST, so dedicate some time every week to spending some quality time with your family. Plan day-long excursions at state parks or theme parks — something that will get you all out of the house and bonding. You WON’T regret it. These are the adventures that make for great stories and pictures.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Instead of planning a vacation, use that time to immerse yourself in a helpful cause. Take a month to volunteer at your local homeless shelter or animal shelter, or better yet, create your OWN charity for a change. This time of the year people can get pretty focused on themselves, so put your talents to good use for a GREAT cause.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
It’s been a tough year for Pisces, so take some time to yourself this summer and dive into what makes YOU happy. Start writing music or poetry again, or learn something new and creative (you KNOW you’ve always wanted to learn how to DJ!) Now’s your chance to make your summer SHINE!