What makes this summer different than all of your other summers, allowing it to stand out from the rest and really make a splash? Well, that’s up to you. Whether you’re looking for an instant change or to try something you’ve never tried before, take control of your summer fun and try one of the options below!

Set an hour aside each day for a new passion.

Whatever it is you tell yourself you don’t have time for, whether it’s writing that book you’ve always had in mind or taking a new class, now is the time to tell yourself “yes!” Give yourself an hour each day to go after it. Reinforce that time with a reminder on your phone. When that hour comes, give it your undivided attention. One hour will lead to another, and in a few months you may be surprised by how much you accomplished.

Clean your space.

Kick the clutter to give your living space an instant face lift. You’ll feel instantly relieved after it’s all put away and done, and you may be surprised to feel your stress levels drop in consequence. The clean space will translate to more head space, not to mention more enjoyment of your own place. Is your place already spotless? Add some new candles, fresh flowers, and a new room fragrance spray. Since it’s summer, opt for something flowery!


Start with just 10 minutes a day. It will change your life. Simply sit with your back straight either in a chair or on the floor against a wall with your legs crossed. Close your eyes, send your focus to the space between your eyebrows where your third eye resides, and breathe until your timer goes off. After the first week, increase by five minutes. Make this time for yourself each day, and you’ll notice your life changing dramatically before your eyes. Don’t worry about doing it “wrong,” just spend this time with yourself and push through the tough minutes. The payoff is priceless.

Get a makeover.

Make this summer your time to try something new with your looks. Get that new hairstyle you’ve been admiring on Pinterest, or hit your local MAC Cosmetics counter for a free consultation. Even if you leave with the knowledge that it’s not your thing, at least you tried, and knowing what you don’t want is often just as important as knowing what you do want.

What do you think?

Are you going to tackle this list for summer? How do you plan on making your own splash? Add to our list below by leaving a comment!


  1. avatar Chelsea says:

    These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. avatar Anna says:

    Can you blog about vacation packing must haves please? :)

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