Summer Memories to Last a Lifetime  

With most of California’s restrictions lifted, we are now able to go out and make the most of this summer!  I know there are a ton of activities I’m looking forward to participating in but haven’t been able to do so.   

Below are some tips on how to make memories to last a lifetime.  Also, please be mindful and protect yourself and others as you engage in these activities.   

Take Time to Go Outside

Studies show that sunshine is a natural remedy to help with depression, anxiety, and stress.  Personally, I love the feeling of the sun against my face and the wind against my skin as I go for walks.  Whether you are walking your dogs, taking a stretch break outside, or getting your steps in before work, everyone can use some time outdoors.  Remember to protect yourself from the sun!  


Go on a Digital Vacation

When I was in middle school, I couldn’t wait to have a cell phone.  Being connected to all my friends was the most gratifying feeling in the world.  Nowadays, I realize the importance of disconnecting and being present right here and right now.  There are so many distractions on social media, which can cause unnecessary stress and cause you to lose focus of what’s important.   

For a couple of minutes each day put the phone and laptop down.   Enjoy your coffee while listening to the wind rustle the leaves and watch a sunset without distractions.  Let future self-take care of future tasks.  


Take Some Time for YOU  

We are constantly on the go.  Our minds are always thinking about the future, and we focus on what we need to accomplish as opposed to resting and relaxing.  This can cause us to stress and miss out on what’s right in front of us. 

John Lennon’s famous quote of “the time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time” holds true on how to make the most of your summer.  Whether it’s reading a book, spending time with loved ones, or just taking care of yourself, investing in your own happiness and well-being is never wasted time.  

Man pushing a bike in the park

If you are interested in entering a challenge to win prizes and make the most out of your summer, please join us for Summer Bucket List, a 4-week long program for employees and physicians. This is a virtual program aimed to increase physical activity and to encourage you to spend time outdoors through hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with loved ones and friends. Please click here https://wordpress.livewellbewellnvly.org/summer-bucket-list/ to register.