Summer is usually the most anticipated season; yet, it also seems to be the one that speeds by the fastest.
Our summers as a child seemed endless. As an adult, time not only does travel faster, but when you have ADHD, it is very easy to get caught up in everyday life. So much so that summer can come and go without you doing anything ‘summery’.
A great way to embrace and celebrate summer is to create a list of all your favourite activities that mean summer to you.
Then pick 5 and schedule them into your calendar.
This way, you are taking control of your time, and designing your life. It doesn’t take much time or effort; plus, you get to enjoy the activities AND create some fun memories.
Your summer activities don’t need to be big in terms of time or money. I love eating breakfast outside in the summer, looking at my flowers and watching Kitty decided if she wants to eat one or not! Since I am eating breakfast anyway, it’s barely any extra effort to step outside, enjoy the sunshine and shake up my usual routine a little.
Grab a piece of paper and pen and start to list all the activities that mean summer to you.
Here are a few examples to inspire you.
- Eat an ice-cream at a park
- Paddle in the ocean
- Go for a bike ride
- Fly a kite
- Eat breakfast outside
- See a movie outside
- Read a wonderful novel
- Wear flip flops
- Go on a road trip
- Grow flowers or herbs in your garden
- Watch a summer blockbuster
- Have a picnic
- Eat strawberries and cream
- Go for a swim
- Visit a local theme park and go on the scariest ride
- Go to a botanical garden
- Have a pedicure
- Play a game of tennis
- Take a photo every day
- Do a tourist activity in your home town
When you have done your first 5 activities, you can pick another 5 or keep doing the first 5!
There are so many ADHD benefits to enjoying summer: You have fun, get your Vitamin D and your green therapy. Plus, you will have a lot more motivation and mental energy to also get everything done on your to-do list.
What is on your summer list?