You can tell a lot about a person based on their attitude this time of year. Sun-worshipers are clinging desperately to the last few days of balmy bliss while autumn-lovers are busy adding flannel to their wardrobe and digging their scarves out of storage. If you find yourself in the first camp, this time of year can be a little depressing, but hold onto your sandals; it’s not time to pack the shorts away yet! Fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd. There are still a few drops of summer to be squeezed. So, let’s get out there and make a few more sunny memories to keep us warm when those chilly fall days are here.
It’s never easy to say goodbye, but we’ve got a few ideas that might ease the transition. Ladies and Gentlemen, hold your pumpkin spice latte order until after you check off these 5 things to do before summer ends.
1. Hit the farmer’s market.
Send summer out on a delicious note! Swing by your local farmer’s market to pick up some of the last seasonal produce, and then go make a meal so summery, you can taste the sunshine in every bite. Need some inspiration? Check out our recipes for delicious, easy meals. Pssst! Try the avocado chicken salad. You won’t regret it.
2. Spend some serious time in nature.
In some areas of the country, fall and winter weather make outdoor activities difficult (or at least less enjoyable). Soak up the last of the sunny days by spending as much time outdoors as possible. Go camping, read a good book in a hammock, or drink your morning coffee on your porch. Spending time in nature can really give you a boost– take advantage of that opportunity now while the weather is still favorable.
3. Take your sweat session outdoors.
With the right modifications, almost any fitness routine can be taken outside. Get off the treadmill and find a running trail; take your yoga mat to your backyard, or squeeze in a HIIT workout in a park. You may be surprised that a change of scenery can add a sense of novelty and freshness to your routine.
4. Treat yourself to one more summer pedicure.
After months of summer footwear (or lack thereof), your feet could probably use a little TLC. Schedule a pedicure for yourself and some friends to toast the end of a great summer and do a little damage control after a season of fun in the sun. Not ready to embrace the darker fall colors? That’s okay- there are plenty of summery hues that transition well into fall. Try a toned-down red (always a classic), chic grey, or a deep mermaid teal. Or live in denial that fall is approaching and wear those vibrant summer shades on your toes. If a little sunshine on your feet makes you smile, that’s all that matters.
5. Take a spontaneous road trip.
Before your schedule fills up with hay rides, pumpkin patch outings, and tailgate parties, take a weekend to get out of town and celebrate a summer well-lived. It’s as simple as loading up an overnight bag, your favorite people, and a great playlist.
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