Fun Ways to Treat Yourself This Summer

With Summer now in full swing, it’s never been a better time to blast off those winter blues, soak up the summer sunshine, relax and unwind to recharge and regain your energy. With lockdown easing for many parts of the country, options for unwinding are increasing so we’ve compiled and list of 5 ways you can switch off, relax and have fun.

Up first, our pick of the best novels this year. Sometimes it can be hard to get through a chapter of a book, but 2021 has seen the release of some thrilling, engaging novels. Additionally, there are health benefits to picking up a book! According to some studies, it has been shown to physically lower your heart rate and can even help you relax and ease tension in your muscles. Check out websites online to access the latest bestseller lists to select a novel that is right for you.

Even if you are not a fan of reading, have you ever taken yourself to the movies? Now cinemas are open again, it’s the ideal place for a group hang or a self-date. Treat yourself to the movies and some snacks – we guarantee you will enjoy it. If you don’t feel up to going out and would rather chill at home, another option is receiving something through the post for a good old night in. This is also a great way to let your loved ones know that you are thinking of them, or on the flipside – just to treat yourself! Box Sized Hugs offer a wide range of letterbox sized gifts that you can use to treat friends or family, or our personal choice – for ourselves! Their ranges include customisable boxes with everything you need for a cosy night in – self care products, chocolate and much more!

If you fancy something a little bit more active as a treat to yourself – why not check out some interesting exercise classes? Now things are opening much more, more and more gyms are opening their doors to the public so you can try your hand at something new. Again, there is significant evidence that doing exercise will have great health benefits as well as sending endorphins to your brain which make you happy! Our new favourite is yoga classes. Most classes are about an hour long, which means you are not taking too much time out of your day, and you can even squeeze in a coffee afterwards!

If you want to make things a family affair, you simply cannot go wrong with a family trip to the good old British seaside. We have seen some fantastic weather already this year and summer 2021 is looking hopeful! Check the weather the night before and pack up the car early with all of the essentials. Beach towels, picnic and swimming gear and head down south to catch some rays. London to Brighton can take under an hour on a good run – leaving you time to explore the Laines, the pier and obviously – the beach!

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