Summer time and the living is easy, how to make it both easy and safe

teen blowing bubbles in the grassSummer time and the living is easy. Everyone is more layed back and focused on having a good time. You soon will be too. So, it is also a good idea for you to be focused on how to make summer time both easy and safe at the same time.

How will you be sure to make your summer time both easy and safe? Perhaps you haven’t even considered the possibilities of anything ever going seriously wrong during your summer break. But, the truth is, you can easily be turned into a victim of violent crimes, or even horrible accidents by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The whole point of the summer is to live it up, stay living easy, and make plenty of time for summer fun. However, if something horrible were to happen to you for lack of being safe, your whole summer would be ruined, and you could end up missing out on some major events that go on during summer vacation. This is why summer safety needs to be a priority on your list.

Enjoying the summer time, living it up, and living it easy can be quite simple to do. It can also be just as simple to make sure it is, not only easy, but safe as well. All you have to do is review and remember some basic rules.

Here is a list of some basic rules that will help you to make summer time both easy and safe:

  1. Follow the rules your parents set for you. Your parents have rules for you for a reason. That reason is not or to make your life difficult. Your parents actually have rules for you because they love you and they don’t ant anything to happen to you. So, when it comes to hanging out this summer, follow their rules. This will make it so you don’t have to worry too much about things you shouldn’t be doing, and it will also keep your parents happy with you. If you have happy parents, you will have parents who trust you. And if you follow their rules, you wont’ have to spend any of your valuable time during your summer break being grounded for breaking any rules.
  2. Always be sure to tell your parents what your plans are. Communicate with your parents. Let them know where you will be, who you will be with, and what time they can expect you back. This may seem a little ridiculous at first. But, if anything bad were to happen to you, like you becoming stranded somewhere, they would at least have a little bit of a clue on where to come looking for you. They would be certain to come to your rescue if they are well informed on your whereabouts.
  3. Don’t stay out too late. Again, this goes hand-in-hand with following the rules of your parents. But, even if you don’t have a curfew, it is a good idea not to stay out too late at night. It is easy to overlook the time during the cool summer nights when the sun sets late. But, you can still keep in mind that once it starts to get dark, it is a good idea to start wrapping up the summer activities you are involved in and start heading home. This will help you void the “freaks” that really do come out at night. It will also help keep you safe.
  4. Avoid bad scenes. Try to avoid bad scenes that seem to attract the wrong kinds of people. These kinds of scenes vary depending on where you live and where the teens are into hanging out. But, it is quite easy to avoid bad scenes. Just listen to your instincts, and notice your environment. If you feel uncomfortable, it is a definite sign that you should not be there. Avoiding bad scenes will also help in preventing you from being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  5. Be prepared for emergencies. No matter what your favorite summer activities are, being prepared for emergencies is always a good idea and a necessity for summer safety. For example, if you love being outdoors and doing fun things in nature, like biking, hiking, fishing, or camping, always take an emergency kit with you when you are doing these things. Another example, for instance, is if you are going on a road trip, be sure your car is well maintained, check your tires, including your spare, and pack a jacket and a blanket in case you get stranded. Being well prepared for an emergency is a perfect way to make this summer vacation a safe one.
  6. Be sure to be true to yourself. This may sound like an easy rule to follow. But you may find yourself in a situation where it will be a lot harder to do this than it seems. Especially if all of your friends are doing something that you know may be wrong or unsafe. Do your best to trust your intuition to know and choose all of the right things and the safe things to participate in. Also, do your best to be brave enough to love yourself and respect yourself enough to keep yourself safe.

If you follow these simple basic rules, you will be sure to have plenty of fun in the sun this summer, yet keep yourself safe in the process.

You know it will soon be summer time, and soon the living will be easy and laid back. And now you know how to make this summer both easy and safe at the same time. Enjoy your summer!

Staying in the social scene during your summer vacation

happy girl with wide spread armsSummer is almost here, so it is time to start thinking about how you will stay in the social scene during your summer vacation. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out on anything fun this summer that your friends might get into, right?

Staying in the social scene during your summer vacation is very important. The key to staying in the social scene is this: Get out as much as you can.

This means, get out and go places! Don’t let the summer heat bring you down or make you want to stay in your air-conditioned home. If you do, you will miss out on all the fun for sure!

There are some popular places you can go so you can be sure to stay in the social scene during your summer vacation. You probably know of the local hot spots in the city that you live in. But if you don’t, be sure to ask around. Find out from your friends, and have them find out from their friends on what the best hangouts are this summer. Asking around is one of the best ways to figure out where the best hangouts will be for you and your friends. Once you find out, go for it! Be sure to look your best, and hit the places that you hear everyone is hanging out at.

When all else fails, one of the best places to go for staying in the social scene during your summer vacation is, of course, the mall. Everyone goes to the mall. It is a place that keeps you cool during the summer, and it also happens to have places you can grab a bite to eat, and enjoy your favorite thing to do: shopping! When you feel like there is nothing else to do, don’t just sit in your house. Call a friend, get ready, and go to the mall and hang out for a bit. You are almost sure to see someone you know. And even if you don’t see anyone you know, it is always fun just to go see the cute boys!

Another way of staying in the social scene during your summer vacation is to visit different parks in your area. It is a great idea to go for a walk with your friends at the park and see who else might be enjoying the heat out there. Parks are a great place for some fun in the sun.

There are also different kinds of parks that might attract a lot of people. For instance, a water park is always a popular hangout during the summer. It is a place to keep you cool and refreshed, while you get to show off your hot stuff!

Other places that are a huge attraction for the social scene are theme parks. If you have any theme parks in your surrounding area, be sure to visit one of those at least once during your summer vacation. That is a really great way for staying in the social scene. Everyone loves to hang out at a theme park, where you can play games, and ride some fun rides. That is a sure way to be around a lot of people and have some fun.

Another idea on staying in the social scene during your summer vacation is perhaps considering hanging out at a dance club that is appropriate for your age. Talk to your friends and your parents to see if that is something everyone would feel comfortable in doing. Dancing is a fun activity that helps you stay fit. Going to a dance club can be a great place to check out the scene, have fun, and keep you entertained during your summer vacation.

Getting out as much as you can will certainly make it so you stay in the social scene during your summer vacation. But, there is one more thing that will be vital to your staying in the social scene. That is, make sure you are constantly staying connected to your friends. Either through the internet, or through the phone, stay in touch with them often, and as much as you can. Get in touch with your friends if you feel yourself becoming a little bored or restless this summer. One of them is bound to be doing something fun or going somewhere. Don’t be afraid to join in the fun!

Remember, staying in the social scene is a very important thing to do during your summer vacation. It will be easy for you to make that happen if you get out, have fun, and keep in touch with your friends.

Making your family vacation not just bearable, but fun

fun family portraitIf your family has started making plans for your family vacation this year, you may be wondering how you could make it bearable, or even more so, how you will make it fun.

Making your family vacation fun instead of settling for bearable is a good goal to set for yourself. After all, this is your valuable vacation time as well. So why not try to make the best of what is yet to come? Who knows? You might end up having the time of your life.

The most important key to making your family vacation not just bearable, but fun, is to keep a positive outlook on the whole situation. Whether you will be going on a long road trip with your family, or a short airplane ride, a long camping trip, or a few fun filled days of fun in the sun at the beach, keep in mind those you are with. This is your family that will be with you.

Your family is made up of what should be the most important people to you in the whole world. These are the people who truly care about you. They are the ones you are here to love, and who are here to love you back.

What exactly does your family mean to you? Try to reflect and personally answer this question before you go on your family vacation. If it helps, perhaps you should sit down and write a few key things about each one of your family members that express why you love each one of them. This will help you appreciate who they are and pave the way for enjoying the time you spend with them.  It may even be a good idea to pack this list with you on your trip incase you need a little reminder of love when you become a little irritable around your family.  Making this little bit of extra effort twill help you make your family vacation not just bearable but a lot more fun.

Another key thing to do in order to make your family vacation a lot more fun (instead of settling for bearable) is to make sure you take some of your own personal essentials which will allow you some time to be alone. For example, if you are going on a long road trip, or a long camping trip, it would be a great idea to pack your MP3 player or a CD player with some headphones. So, when the time is right, and you need to take some time for yourself, put those headphones in, sit back, and enjoy.  This will help you tune out the background stuff, and help you to relax and reset yourself.

Some other personal essentials you might pack to help make your family vacation not only bearable, but fun, are:

  • Pack a journal. If you don’t already have one, buy one. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. It only has to be something that has plenty of writing space that will specifically be for your own personal use. Taking a journal will help you vent out all of your frustrations in private when you feel a little agitated, angry, sad, bored, or anything negative.
  • Take a book. Find a book that sounds very interesting to you which you would love to read. Make sure it is something you are very passionate about or something that really peaks your interest. Reading a book is a really good way to take your mind off of things. A good book is like a really good movie. You can become so wrapped up in it that you can forget about all that is going on around you. Reading a book is a great way to take some time out just for you.

The last key thing that will make your family vacation not just bearable, but fun, is to do your research on the place you will be visiting before you head out. Research all of the fun activities which are available for you to enjoy when you arrive at your place of destination. For example, if you are going somewhere with a  lake, maybe you and your family can look into renting some water toys like wave runners, or a boat with some jet skis. Another example is, if your vacation is in a different city, look into nearby places that you would like to visit for some summer fun and entertainment. Places like going to a theme park, or a water park to keep you cool, or shopping at factory outlets are some ideas to help start your mind thinking about possible activities.

All in all, if you keep these three key ideas in mind (have a positive outlook, pack some personal essentials, and research fun activities) you will be certain to not only make your family vacation bearable, but you will turn it into a fun family vacation.

How to get closer to your friends this summer

girl ready for summerIf summer time means hanging out with your friends and living it up, you may want to know how to get closer to your friends this summer.

How do you think you can get closer to your friends this summer? Need some help on coming up with creative ideas? Well, keep reading. There are two great ideas that are sure to get you closer to your friends this summer vacation.

First, be sure to always stay in touch with your friends. This means, don’t hesitate to call them. You can call them just to chat, to see what they have planned for the day, or to invite them over to do something with you. Whatever your reason for calling, just be sure to do it often so they know you are thinking of them.

If you don’t stay in touch by calling your friends on a regular basis, you might miss something important or trivial that may happen in their lives. And, if you let too much time go by between phone calls, rather than feeling closer to them, you will feel more distant from them. So, if you want to get closer to your fiends this summer, stay in touch with them by calling them often.

Second, spend plenty of time together. This is a must when it comes to getting closer with your friends this summer. It doesn’t matter if you are just hanging out at your house, or going for a walk in your neighborhood. Spending quality time together is an absolute essential when it comes to bringing you and your girls closer together.

Here is a list of summer activities you can do to spend quality time together:

  1. Go to a park for a walk, jog, or just to hang out and be together.
  2. Go to a water park to get cool and have some fun in the sun.
  3. Visit the mall. You can go window shopping, check out the scene, or grab an ice cream cone. Either way, you will be spending time together.
  4. Go hiking or biking. Not only will you be spending some time together, but you will be doing some great exercise while having some summer fun. This will help keep that body of yours lean and trim this season while you are getting closer to your friends.
  5. Plan a summer camping trip. This is a good summer activity for some bonding moments. Being in nature together can help you to relax and get away from the ever-so-noisy world around us. It is also a great environment for opening up to your friends and enjoying their company. There is something about sitting around the campfire on a cool summer night under the stars that makes you want to share your deepest darkest secrets. And who better to share them with than your closest friends? Camping is a sure way get closer to your friends this summer.
  6. Have a barbeque. It doesn’t have to be anywhere really special. It really doesn’t matter where you choose to barbeque. It could be at your house, at a park, or wherever you would like. Just plan one, make it happen, and invite all of your friends to pitch in and join in all the fun.
  7. Make your hose the summer hangout. When all else fails, have everyone come over to your house to hang out and lay out to work on your tans. After all, if you are just going to be lying around, why not do it while you are all together at the same place?

Spending time together is a BIG TIME must do if you want to get closer to your friends this summer.

So keep in mind the two important suggestions to remember if you want to get closer to your friends this summer. If you do, you are bound to build on your friendships and have a great time during your summer vacation while you are at it.