Tips for not getting bored this summer

happy teen with thumbs upEveryone can use a few tips for not getting bored this summer. After all, summer is the time every teen looks forward to all year long. Once summer is here, the last thing anyone needs is to waste that precious time being bored.

At first glance, you probably think you wouldn’t need any tips for not getting bored this summer. You may be thinking to yourself, “Me, bored? Yeah right! I’m dying for summer to get here. There is NO WAY I will let myself ever get bored!”

However, summer can sometimes turn into a long, hot, and even a little boring time of the year. In order to prevent this from happening to your summer vacation, it is a good idea to have a backup plan just in case you find yourself with nothing to do.

Here are some tips for not getting bored this summer:

  1. Get out and go places. It is easy to want to stay in the comforts of your shady home during summer vacation. Before you know it, a week has gone by and you have done nothing exciting at all. Don’t let yourself fall into this nasty habit of lounging inside your house all of the time. Not only is it important to get out and go places, but make sure you do it often. This will help to make sure you don’t waste any time during your summer break. It will also help you to stay in the social scene and have some fun. Some places to visit when you are trying to get out are parks (both theme parks and water parks), malls, the movies, and the great outdoors (like a good place for a hike or a bike trail).
  2. Get creative! If money is an issue that prevents you from doing things this summer, be creative in thinking of things you can be involved in, without needing a ton of money or any money at all. You don’t always need money to do fun things. Some of the places that were listed above, like a park or a mall, don’t require any money to hang out at. All you have to do is call a friend and go walk around in places like that. There is also another summer activity listed above that doesn’t cost any money either. It was spending time in the outdoors doing bike riding or hiking. But, if you can’t drive yet, and you don’t have a way to get to those places, grab your brother or sister, or phone a friend, and go for a walk in your neighborhood. Not only is this free, but it is a good exercise and it will keep you from gaining any extra pounds if you do it often. Not to mention, it will get you out of the house! These are all great, inexpensive summer activities to keep you entertained during your summer vacation. It is also a good way to have some fun in the sun.
  3. Start a project. Think of a project that will take you quite some time to complete. You want to start this project as soon as summer begins. And, you want to be able to keep working on it all summer long. For example, you can start a scrapbook of your life, or of the last school year, or whatever you choose. Or, perhaps you could take up sewing and make yourself, or someone you love, something easy but fun like a quilt or a blanket. You could even head to a nearby bookstore or library and pick out a book that really interests you. You could start reading the book at the beginning of summer and read little bits here and there when you’re feeling a little bored. Any of these projects will keep you from getting bored this summer.
  4. Turn your house in to the summer hangout. Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and invite you friends over to hang out at your pad this summer. Stay in touch with your friends, and invite them over often. You could have the girls over for a barbeque, to watch movies, or just to layout in your backyard to work on your tan. Having friends over is a great tip for not letting yourself get bored this summer. It also gives your friends something to do and somewhere to go as well.

Keep all of these things in mind and at hand in time for summer. They are some great tips for not getting bored, and they are also a good way to make sure you make the most out of your summer vacation. Now, get ready to have some summer fun!

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!

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.

Having fun this summer even if you have a job

girl drying her hairHaving fun this summer is not an impossible thing to do, even if you have a job that may take up a lot of your time. If you use your free time wisely, having fun this summer won’t be any more difficult from the summers you have had in the past. After all, there are twenty-four hours in one day, so even if you work, there should be plenty of time available in one day to make time to have some fun.

Even if you have a job, having fun this summer won’t be too difficult if you make the most out of your days off. Since you would normally know your scheduled days off from work, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to schedule something fun for you and your friends to do on those days. This will not only give them something to look forward to, but it will give you something to be excited about as well. You could plan for a barbeque at your house, a night at the drive-in, a day shopping at the mall, an overnight camping trip, or whatever might sound fun for you and your friends.

In fact, if you have a job, it may actually make it so that having fun this summer is easier than ever before. The biggest reason is because you will have your own money. This means you will be able to do a lot of activities you may not have been able to do in the previous summers. You will have plenty of your own money to do fun summer activities like going to concerts, movies, shopping, dance clubs or anything else you and your friends enjoy doing.

What is even better is that you won’t have to hope your friends will have money too. You may actually treat a friend or two once in a while to a bite to eat, or some ice cream cones to help keep you cool in the hot sun. So even if you have a job, it will actually help expand the number of things you can do during the summer to have some fun in the sun. You won’t have to wait until the next time your parents give you money, or the next time your friends have money. Your job will help you to enjoy the summer activities that might normally be too costly.

Another great way to having fun this summer, even if you do have a job, is to try to make some new friends with some of the people that you work with. Think about it! Some of your coworkers will be working the same hours as you do during their summer as well. Why not try to become better acquainted with some of those people? You may end up hanging out with them after work (once you get to know them enough to trust them of course). And, it will be much easier to make plans around your work schedule with some of these new friends because they will have the same work schedule as you do. Who knows, you might meet someone who will make having fun this summer a lot easier than you thought, without letting your job get in the way.

Most importantly, do your best to always stay in touch with your friends during the summer to make sure you are clued in on what is going on when you are at work. This will help you find out if anyone is doing anything that you might be able to make it to when you aren’t working.

This goes back to what was mentioned earlier about making the best out of your spare time. Use it wisely by keeping in touch, and finding out what everyone is doing. This way, you can try to make it if your work schedule allows you to do so. And, it will help your friends to remember that you are working so they may keep that in mind when they try to make plans.

Having fun this summer will not be hard to accomplish even if you do have a job. Just do your best to stay in the social scene, whether it is with your current friends, or with some new friends. Remember, summer is almost here. So focus on getting out often, and have some fun.