As summer finally arrives, we should all remember to take care of ourselves during these long, hot months. Here are some tips for some TLC that will make your summer even more relaxing.
It’s easy to forget to drink water, but make the effort. Take a water bottle with you wherever you go, and keep it cool by adding ice.
Baby your skin.
The sun’s rays feel great but they also can burn and damage your skin. Remember to always wear sunscreen and a hat if you’re spending time outdoors. Reapply sunscreen regularly and moisturize well when you’re done in the sun.
Enjoy the long days.
Dark winter days drag but summerdays don’t. Get up earlier to enjoy the summer even more. You’d be surprised how much you can get done (or how much relaxing you can do) when the sun rises.
Take a dip.
The dog days of summer call for a trip to the pool. Release your inner kid and splash a summer day away - and be sure to treat yourself to an ice cream cone when you’re done!
Read a book.
It can be hard to make time for reading when you’re busy with work, family and life. Find a comfortable spot and lose yourself in a book.
When the day is done, put your feet up by the fire with your favourite beverage and the ones you love.
Take time to sit.
It can be hard to sit still when you’re trying to pack as much into summer as you can, but take care to sit down and watch the world go by. An afternoon just sitting outside is a great way to relax and release tension.
Let nature dazzle you.
Saskatchewan is home to amazing nature that has to be appreciated and you don’t have to go far to do it. Wander your own neighbourhood or a new one, and pay attention to the flora and fauna around you. You might be surprised at who or what you’ll see.
Whether you set up a mini-spa in your own bathroom or head to the local day spa, spend some time taking care of yourself with a treat. Whether it’s a massage, facial, manicure or all of them—love the body you’re in.Eat local and in-season. Explore the local farmer’s markets and eat what we grow right here. There’s nothing like salads made from garden vegetables, fresh berries with ice cream and BBQ meat from down the road. Trust us—eating local is a great way to enjoy the summer.