Easy Ways to have a Fantastic Summer


    If you’re bored this summer, we’ve got a whole list of things to do to keep the summer fun and interesting!

    Meditate at least 10 minutes per day.
    Get a new, fun haircut or try a different color. (Sun-In doesn’t count. Do they still make that stuff?)
    Pamper yourself. Get a massage.
    Adopt a shelter pet or volunteer at a shelter.
    Smile at a stranger.
    Start a running (or walking) program.
    Read that book you’ve been meaning to read. The Will Rogers Library has plenty of options!
    Call an old friend.
    Order a dish at a restaurant that you have never tried before. Even better if it’s a local restaurant!
    Pay for someone’s meal out. It’s easy to pay it forward, especially in the drive-thru.
    Be grateful for the little things.
    Visit a new town and find something fun to do there.
    Replace one junk food with a superfood. Mmm, sweet potatoes. And did you know that Chick-fil-A has kale salad as a side?
    Visit a local retirement home and hold someone’s hand. The Claremore Veterans Center is another great place to visit.
    Plant your favorite vegetable. Perhaps a superfood?
    Visit a new town.
    Make a new playlist with your favorite songs from back in the day.
    Go camping.
    Visit a farmers market. Claremore has one each Saturday from 8a – 12p in the Rogers County Courthouse parking lot!
    Have a water balloon fight.
    Find good deals at a garage sale.
    Learn how to use a slow cooker. (Push ON. Haha.)
    Make your own popsicles. Pinterest has a TON of recipes; this Blueberries & Cream recipe looks delicious!
    Host a game night with family and friends.
    Create a reading space/nook in your house or yard.

    Eat outside at least twice per week.
    Upcycle old clothing, lumber, etc, into a work of art. Again, Pinterest is a great place to start!
    Make a mosaic stepping stone for the garden.
    Rent a projector and host a movie night in the backyard.
    Challenge yourself to make a new recipe each week.
    Play frisbee at a park. Or disc golf at Claremore Lake!
    Meet friends for coffee or tea at a neighborhood spot like She Brews Coffee House. 
    Make homemade healthful ice cream.
    Help the kids with a lemonade stand.
    Go berry picking. Canyon Berry Farms or Outback Farm can help you out. And then you can make the Blueberries & Cream popsicles!
    Challenge yourself to walk or ride, instead of drive. #morenewyork #lessLA
    Surprise a friend with a flower and a note.
    Hang a hummingbird feeder on the balcony or deck.
    Get a mani/pedi.
    Hit the flea market for some good finds. The Claremore Expo Center offers a monthly flea market with all kinds of treasures! 
    Have a girls’ night out.
    Buy a new perfume.
    Stop and smell the roses. What better place than in the Rose District?
    Go bicycling. Bike About Bicycles offers group rides several times per week! 
    Visit a state you’ve never visited.
    Make a donation to your favorite charity.
    Take an online class.
    Join a book club.
    Drink more water.
    Wear sunscreen.
    Take an outdoor yoga class.
    Simplify your lifestyle. Declutter.
    Give up refined sugar. AFTER you make the blueberry popsicles.
    Walk 10k steps a day.
    Reduce streaming and TV watching time.
    Start a new workout program. The Claremore Rec Center is a great place to start! 
    Clean house and give unwanted items to charity.
    Take a dance class.
    Visit the local library.
    Become a grilling diva.
    Become a pro at push ups.
    Mow the grass with a push mower.
    Spend more time in nature. Check out the RSU Nature Reserve. 
    Run or bike a charity race. The Hustle & Hit 5k supports Claremore Zebras Quarterback Club! 
    Watch one of your favorite artists perform live.
    Spend a night out looking at the stars.
    Plant a tree.
    Paint an old piece of furniture and make it new again.
    Get informed about a social issue.
    Create and organize a photo album.
    Do a favor for a neighbor.
    Join a local organization or group in your neighborhood.
    Take up a new craft, like pottery or painting. Check out Studio B Artworks! 
    Remember those you love, and make them a priority.

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