Salt and sand

Exploring new places is always fun. Exploring with great company is the most fun! It’s holiday time for most of us and it’s a wonderful opportunity to reunite with friends and take some time to relax and do things we love.

Still, Summertime sadness is not only a song but a real thing. Every summer while I seat around without having the super busy schedule of the winter months, I usually get quite melancholic. I bet I’m not the only one. Although, I’m always looking for ways to brighten my mood by doing creative and fun things.


Here are a few things you can try if you’re like me during the summer.

Firstly, spending time outside is essential! Either you live by the beach or not, you can always go outside for a picnic and some sunbathing. Do not forget a hat and suncream! Text your friends and gather up for some outdoor fun or if you’re an introvert and you can always appreciate some alone time, books are just as good.

By the way, reading is a brilliant activity to take your mind off anything negative and help you focus on beautiful things. It will also get your imagination going and increase your creativity. Characters and magical far away worlds will let you travel far away in the comfort of your own bed.


So far, we have, spending time in nature and reading. Let’s get more physical time! Take on a new activity since you now have more free time. Dancing is an excellent idea! There are many beach parties and music festivals where you’ll have the chance to show off your new skills!

Lastly, don’t forget to spend some time with your family and the people you love. Usually, after September, there’s too little time to spend with the important people around us. This is the time to go out for dinner with your parents and visit your grandmother. At the same time, meeting old friends to catch up is both fun and so nice.


Summer can feel lonely and sad if you’re trapped in the city or work all the time while your friends are on holiday. But you can always turn it around with happy thoughts! Peter Pan said so too. They make you fly.


have a magical day,


by Elena Ktenopoulou

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