Summer’s first week is over and finally I can fully enjoy it too (passed my exams). I wish you all to have a great time in summer, so here’s a few tips that hopefully will help you enjoy the summer even more.
I can only give you some guidelines, just when we all are so busy working and completing our own projects we forget to enjoy our life fully – but remember we are living just once and after my own experience – when I get some good rest I am working a lot more effectively and recover the vigor of life! You should do it too!
1. Enjoy summer
You have worked so hard all year (I hope you did), so now it’s time to take a rest.
- Step away from your computer and go outside
- Get some sunburn and enjoy the weather
- Make new friends and explore the world
- Go to the beach, exhibitions, parties, anywhere you want to
- Just say yes
Later in autumn you’ll have a great memories and plans for the next summer. You wouldn’t want to remember how you spent all summer in front of monitor exploring HTML,CSS,PHP and all that stuff. Nobody (except other geeks) cares about it. Of course, don’t leave job behind, just don’t overwork. So I hope you got it, now decide what you want to do and go for it. Call an old friend, go to a trip, attend a rock festival – it’s all up to you.
To man, who knows where he is going, the world shows the way itself. /David Jordan/
2. Do some sports
Summer is the best time to keep yourself fit and take care of your health and body. You can take off some fat accumulated during winter. Have you got a gym in your town? I bet you have, but you have never been there. Find time to attend it at least twice a week. That will enlarge your muscle and you will have a good rest too.
Wake up earlier and go for a run around neighborhood. After that take a cold shower. You’ll feel great and that will improve your stamina.
- Try to jump with jumping-rope at least 100 times a day.
- Take a longer ride with your bike.
There are plenty of things you can and should do. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t so good at them. You have to start from somewhere, right? Create a schedule with your activities. For example, start day with a mile run, then take a cold shower, after breakfast do some 3 x 10 push ups. Before lunch jump 3 x 100 times with jumping rope. In evening go for about 5 mile ride with your bike. Finally take shower and have a great sleep. Next day you can have a good rest in beach with your friends, a movie or something relaxing. Don’t stick to routine if you don’t want to. Don’t exercise every second day if you don’t want to. Just don’t make a habit of doing that.
Our biggest success is not to fall, but the ability to always get up after we have fallen /Confucius/
3. Accomplish yourself
Have you wanted to do something for a long time but always prorogue it? Summer is the right time to do it. No matter if it’s physical or mental. Whether you want to learn to surf, learn a new language, quit smoking or something else – just go for it. Create yourself a programme and stick to it. Don’t give up – success come only with hard work and strong belief. You can start with a little research on internet and then give it a practical try. Don’t be lazy, think for future. Your achievements will depend on your past work.
If you don’t have any specific goals, you can just try to live better, to be smarter. For example, read some books, magazines about history or art. Just put away those freelancer tips. What have you learned from them? To sit and slave all day at front of computer?
Success is the effect, it does not have to be the ambition /Gustav Flober/
Do not expect fast and do not acquiesce with modest success. Hurry – and you will not achieve intended, be modest, will not achieve anything great /Confucius/
4. Don’t worry about autumn, but get ready for it
Autumn’s far enough, but there’s a saying – create cart in winter, sledge in summer. Don’t worry about autumn, but keep in mind that it will come. Do some work to make it easier later. Clean your house, workspace, buy and arrange everything necessary. When everything’s set and you know you have done everything, it’s time to forget your cares and let the summer take you.
5. Give your eyes a rest
I bet a lot of you guys are have been spending too much time in front of any kind of monitor and that’s bad for your eyes. Some of you realize that, some don’t care. But I’ve set a goal to improve my vision this summer. I’ve actually found a great method to do it. It’s called the Bates method. You can learn more about it at http://www.seeing.org/. There’s also a free book available here. You should really give it a try, because a lot of people are saying that it works. Vision is our main sense and it’s very important.
Don’t ruin it everyday reading useless roundups, playing video games or just surfing in twitter. If you feel that your vision starts to impair, take care of it.
Who knows – what he wants, can do - what he wants /Rainis/
Finally – just don’t become somebody like in this caricature! Fun stuff to make you smile and realise truth: