5 Ways to Create a Happier, Healthier Summer

Hello everyone! Long time, no write. I have been so incredibly busy with the end of the school year, exams, moving back home to Rhode Island, and starting my internship, so naturally writing on here was pushed fairly low on my priorities list. Now that I’ve been home for a few weeks and am getting used to my new routine I’m planning on putting a lot more effort into this blog! If anyone has requests for a post they’d like to see in the near future, don’t hesitate to let me know!

My second year of college is over. What??? It’s absolutely crazy that I’m already halfway through college. College is so weird because it simultaneously feels never ending and flies by. If you remember my post about my fall semester, then you would know that it wasn’t exactly the best few months of my life. Well, things didn’t really look up all that much for the second semester. Talk about a true sophomore slump. I was living with two extremely toxic people who only got worse as time went on, which really affected me and my happiness.

Now that everything is over I am working on ways to improve my life, and I wanted to share them with you!

1. Create a fitness schedule

I’ve always been an active person, and since college began I’ve gone to the gym here and there a few times a week, but this summer I want to have a set schedule. I have a membership at my local gym and have found some classes I really enjoy taking. I have planned out which days and times I want to go to the gym every week, and that will help me stick to it and not go every day for two weeks then not at all for two months.

2. Journal

I think a major reason why I was unhappy my sophomore year was that I seemed to lost touch with myself. I was so focused on others and how they were affecting my life, but not as much on me and how I really felt about things. I wrote maybe once or twice within the entire semester, so I definitely need to work on writing more this summer and get back into it.

3. More fruit

Getting a lot of fruit, and good fruit, is especially hard at school. Anything you buy at the grocery store will go bad quickly, and the majority of the fruit in the dining hall is either not there, or just not good. Now that I’m home for the summer and have more access to fresh fruits (and veggies!) so I can eat more and fuel my body with much better food than I had at school.

4. Get outdoors

Now that it’s nice out and I’m home in the beautiful state of Rhode Island, I have an obligation to myself to get outside and do things! Whether it’s going for a hike, walking around the local farmers market, or sitting outside on my deck reading a book, I want to get outside and breathe in some fresh air.

5. Learn something new

Just because I’m home for the summer doesn’t mean the learning should stop! This summer I want to pick one or two things, and spend the next few months learning as much as I can about them. I don’t know about you, but when I put effort into learning something and succeed, it always makes me feel really good, which is exactly what I need this summer.

Everyone is bound to have an off year during school, and this was mine. However, I am not letting anything hold me back and I am going into this summer and following semesters of college with passion, energy, and a drive to be both happier and healthier!


What do you plan on doing this summer to better yourself?

2 thoughts on “5 Ways to Create a Happier, Healthier Summer

  1. I can attest to the power of journaling! Summer break makes me feel unproductive and unfocused, but at the beginning of summer, I try to set a few goals and journal every day to track my progress with those goals. It really helps me to stay motivated and happy! Otherwise, I’m more likely to feel like a bum.

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