Monday, June 6, 2016

9 Fun Things To Do in June

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There are so many fun things to do in the summer and even though it's still unofficially summer, the hot and humid weather and fun summer activities are in full swing - including June! With so many things to do and see and so many Instagram pictures of fun activities to post, there's a handful of things that you can do in June as the first "official" month of summer!

Whether you have an ongoing bucket list started for summer or need some ideas, here are my top 9 things to do this month:

Get organized

Early June is the best time to get your summer organized! If you're like me, you always need some sort of plan. In the summer I love to have things happen on the whim, but having some sort of plan and things that I can be anxious and excited for is what makes me happiest! Whether it's finalizing your travel plans, making time to catch up with friends and family or working on a project you've been dying to do, planning some events and activities guarantees you to have a more productive, fun and event packed summer!

Take morning jog/run

Waking up to 70 degree weather is a huge motivator if you ask me! This is the best time of year - and although sleeping in is fun and sometimes essential if you had a late night, waking up early and going for a run even a few days a week is a great way to get in a workout. There's nothing better than morning, summer air and it feels SO good to start your day by doing something productive. Don't forget your water!

Make a bucket list

Guys - it's summer! I don't know about you, but I wait for summer to roll around from September through May! ; ) There's SO many fun things to do in the summer whether you're traveling or not, so start putting together a list of the funnest things you can think of and don't ever think it's long enough! There's endless possibilities in the warm, beautiful summer weather so get to planning.

Watch the sunrise

I mean... is there really any better way to start the day? Pretty colored skies are my ish (if you haven't noticed from my Instagram) and nothing beats a summer sky. Whether you grab a blanket and lay in the grass or have access to your roof (call me crazy but I can sit on a flat part of my roof from my bathroom window - ha!) set your alarm, find a comfy spot and get motivated as the sun comes up. Try making yourself a Rise n Shine smoothie like this one to enjoy while you watch the sun come up, too : )

Go to a concert (or 12)

My absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is attend as many concerts as humanly possible. Granted, my two favorite artists aren't touring this summer (OneRepublic - they'll be touring next summer and Taylor Swift - her 1989 tour was last summer and man was it amazing!) but there are still SO many different concerts and music festivals to go to. Find some artists you like via Ticketmaster or any other event website and don't hold back! There's also fun concert options this summer (depending on where you live) that are free - hosted by TV stations like Good Morning America, The Today Show and even Fox News. I live in New York, so there's tons of options here and I know there are some on the West Coast too! If you're in the East or will be visiting the tri-state area this summer, check out the awesome concert series that are happening!

Try something new

Whether it be a new food, new TV show or new activity, a new season is a great time to try something new! I'll admit I'm a reality TV junkie and I have two Real Housewives series' premiers within the next two months (Orange County and New Jersey) and I'm ridiculously excited; there's some shows that just remind me so much of summer! I'm also getting more and more into running and hiking and the warm weather is definitely my motivator for that. I'm not a fan of change but for some reason summer gives me the drive I need to try new things and learn to enjoy the little things.

Read a book

During most of the year, I think we can all agree that our schedules are almost always *too* busy to find time to sit down and read a book. I can't remember the last time I read a book for pleasure and not something that was school related - probably last summer! But seriously, the best ever is to sit by the pool, on the beach or even in your air conditioned house and read a good book. I've gotten a lot of recommendations lately, and one at the top of my list is Me Before You. Reading is so relaxing and a really great way to unwind!

Pick fresh flowers

I absolutely LOVE having fresh flowers in my house at ALL times! I usually buy pretty bouquets from Trader Joe's or the super market, but there are so many beautiful blooming flowers in the summer. Pick some flowers from your yard and make your living room smell amazing! My favorites are hydrangeas, peonies and roses - all of which you can buy to plant from places like Home Depot. Flowers can be expensive to buy, so giving your flower-fund a break over the summer by picking from your own garden is a great way to save!

Spend time away from technology

Whether you're a social media junkie, have a DVR full of shows, work to get done - or all of the above like this chic! - taking a time out no matter how big or small to do things away from the phone, TV or computer can be seriously refreshing. Whether that means taking some time to clean/organize something or spend some time outside enjoying the weather; you don't realize how beneficial it is and how much you need that down time until you actually try it! I try and spend a minimum of 20 minutes a day away from technology and although busy schedules can get ahead of us a lot of time, making time for your mental health is so important. I think it's a lot easier in the summer too since there's so many fun things you can be doing - swimming laps, walking on the beach, taking a hike - endless possibilities my friends!

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What do you have planned this month?

XOXO
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66 comments :

  1. I really love this list! I am actually planning an unplugged weekend this month. Summer is good for that! I also am planning to read more this summer. - Trish

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  2. I spend a lot of time each day away from technology and I'd like to increase that time. I also need to quit skipping my morning walk. I miss it when I do. I need to print out your list and incorporate these things into my life.

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  3. I definitely need to get organized this month! I actually want to challenge myself to run/jog at least 3 times a week so I can train for a 5k!

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  4. These are all great ideas! I wish I could get myself up early in the morning to go on a run (haha). I am doing a 5k on the 4th of July so tha's better than nothing ;)

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  5. Yes, I love taking a jog in the summer. Love these ideas!
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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  6. I'm going to start by saying i LOVE your pineapple bracelet. That is soooo adorable! But anyway, hahaha, This list is perfect! I've already started the summer months by reading. It's my favorite thing to do! And I'm currently in the process of making a summer bucket list! I think that is such a cool idea that helps you organize your thoughts. Definitely! I also love the idea of going to a concert or trying something new. Both of those are now on my list of things I need to do. For sure!

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  7. I love you list, however our winter is late this year and we still enjoy warmer days. Regardless, I need to get on a jogging spree too!

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  8. My biggest thing is staying away from technology!! To do that I am committing to reading 100 pages a day!

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  9. So many great ideas. Sometimes it's so nice to watch a sunrise, sunset and go watch some live music. Those are the lovely things in life that make us feel alive. This is a great list of things everyone should do more often!

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  10. I'd really like to read a new book this June! I've got a few on my wishlist, so hopefully I get around to downloading or ordering one.

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

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  11. This is such a good list! I should make a plan for what I want to do for the summer. I've been trying to do a lot of stuff like garden work and other projects so I can relax for the rest of the summer. :)

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  12. All of the above sound amazing! Great post!

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  13. This is a great list -- I should add them to my list too!

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  14. I have really been wanting to put together a summer bucket list and If feel like the time is getting away from me. I can't believe we are week into June already!

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  15. A lot of books are cluttering up my bedside table- so reading is a big thing for me this summer!

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  16. These are such great ideas! I really need to organize my summer and my room this month!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  17. Great post - I too love summer and really should spend more time outdoors! Picking the fresh flowers is such a good idea though, everything is blooming now so I'll definitely get on it. Thanks for reminding me!

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  18. It's concerts all the way for me!!! Don't think I can spend time away from technology though lol

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  19. I read loads of non fiction books. During Jue I'm planning on getting some sunshine time and enjoying some nice fiction.

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  20. I really need to start getting up before the kids in order to exercise. I feel like it's impossible to get anything done once they're awake for the day.

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  21. Now that the weather is nice, I'm definitely going to start adding a morning run to my day. Nothing better!

    Rachel / www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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  22. Love these ideas! One of my goals for June is to plow through a bunch of books!
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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  23. Such a great list! I need to get around to making a summer bucket list before it's too late! Thanks for reminding me! {Oh, and I'm obsessed with that pineapple bracelet.}

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  24. We are moving to a new neighborhood with a long, dead end street - ideal for walking, unlike our old residence that sat on a busy road full of semis. So I'm really looking forward to going for walks with my kids this summer/fall.

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  25. These are all such great ideas! June weather in Phoenix usually requires indoor activities and I should definitely take the time to get organized! I'm always up for a concert (or 12)!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  26. Love this list! Living in FL I'm more likely to go jogging in "winter" though. Temps are much cooler for us then!

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  27. You listed so many great things to do in June. Reading is pretty high on my list esp if it is at the pool or the beach. I'm hoping for some Angels baseball games, bonfires on the beach and more outdoor movie screenings

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  28. I love all of these ideas! I'm definitely going to spend june organizing my room!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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  29. When summer starts, I usually start counting down to Fall, especially since it has been so hot here FL. I love your list. I definitely want to try and do some new things this summer, and maybe enjoy a trip or two. Spending time away from social media and more engaged in a book is on my list too.

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  30. Sir Yessir...Or Maam as the case is. I definitely am spending lotsa time in the sun outside enjoying what I prayed for all the long winter months. Plus I love an early morning Jog...Did you mention concerts. I got 4 planned already woot.... :)

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  31. I love this list! I'm trying to work out at least 3x per week this month. I'm doing pretty well so far!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  32. I've seen one sunrise this June, while waiting for my husband to run a race! It was pretty fun! For the first week of June I was definitely trying to finalize all travel plans and the details we need to know so that when vacation time comes, we can just relax and have fun!

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  33. Adore this list! I definitely would love to get up early enough for the sunrise, maybe I can work out after too. So far my morning workouts have been going great so at least I have that one down!

    XO Corbin Tate

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  34. Great ideas! I've been looking for a good new read. Nothing is better than reading in the sunshine! Xoxo Mindy

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  35. Love this list AD!! Unplugging sounds great and picking flowers too...I hope you are having a great day!@xoxoxo

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  36. Great ideas! I especially love going to concerts in the summer, they are so much fun!

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  37. I've been working on getting my workouts in super early this summer, but I've been hitting the treadmill. Might just have to venture out for a early morning outdoor run!

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  38. Great summer tips! I want to go to a concert this summer for sure.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  39. I love every single one of these suggestions and hope I'll be able to do them for this Summer! I'm already seeing a ton of different concerts and music festivals being advertised and I've been itching to go to one (or twelve as you mentioned). Thank you for all of these great ideas!

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  40. I love this bucket list! It would be nice to watch a concert, it's been a long time since I've been to one.

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  41. If you just stay away from technology, then all the other things are possible to do!! I really should start that morning walk routine and reading more books! Thanks for the reminder.

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  42. Getting away from technology really works mentally and spiritually. Some outside activities should help juice us up and maintain a balance of fresh air and digital life.

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  43. I've been planning to take some time away from the social media too! I heard digital detox could give such positive result to your mind. Great post :)

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  44. I absolutely need to get organized and take some time away from technology this summer.

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  45. I need to get organized! And I completely agree, summer is the best time go tech free!

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  46. I need to make my summer bucket list!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  47. I just say Little Mermaid Live in Concert on Saturday. So much fun!

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  48. I think this is an awesome list. I certainly could get more organized around here...but I'm planning on getting a house soon, so I need to get some things packed up in boxes so that's out of the way.

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  49. My daughter read Me Before You and she says GREAT things about it! She borrowed it from me before I could read it, and now I need it back. I'd like to see a couple of concerts too.

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  50. I love to watch the sunrise and after that I will read a book. It is nice to welcome June!

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  51. I am making an effort to get out and active before weather gets too hot!

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  52. I have been working on my bucket list. I will be 29 this year! I want to start knocking things of that list!

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  53. I don't usually get up early enough to catch the sunrise but I do love watching the sunset in the summer. My other favorite thing to do is to go berry picking as fruits come into season.

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  54. I really need to get organized. I try but it never seems to stick with my kids running around.

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  55. I would love to try something new this June, maybe, eating out with a new restaurant that I've never visited.

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  56. Spending time away from technology sounds great. We need to relaxed once in a while, see nature and other things.

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  57. D - All of the above!! These are perfection! I love reading during the summer. So fun!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  58. It is a good time to try something new. I think we'll be doing that this weekend. :)

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  59. I've been trying to do so many of these things! I've really been working on getting organized and being more minimalistic. I'm getting rid of so many things! I also started reading a book last night for the first time in a couple months. I remember why I love it so much. Also, yes, all the concerts! I love live shows.

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  60. I would really love to read a book and get a pedicure. Lol! Great list :)

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  61. This sounds like HEAVEN. Now I wanna take a walk, enjoy the sunset, read a book...oh man!

    Coming Up Roses

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  62. ugh this list is perfect! I love going for morning runs ( as bad as I am at them) x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

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  63. Awesome to do list <3 I am quite booked up already for this month with back to back work and all but will sure try this on other months. Thank you for the fab share.

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  64. Such a lovely list of things to accomplish this month, I am hoping to make another bucketlist for the rest of the year

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  65. Great list! It just sad that June is officially the rainy season here in the Philippines,I think I could do some reorganizing around the house.

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