As the summer draws to its inevitable and dreadful close, little time is left to sit around doing nothing. While this is a huge problem for students, those who work regularly through the summer know that it really isn't that big of a deal. However, students and employees alike can all appreciate the calming effect the summer has on a person; the peace of mind one can get by simply sitting on the beach, watching the waves roll in. While it may seem boring, I guarantee you'll never be more content in your life.
That's what this recommendation is about. Reflecting on the great times you've had, which allows you to enjoy the moment at hand more. By reliving memories we've kept along our lives travels, we can push ourselves further to expand on our good memories. Whether it's a routine trip to an ice cream parlor, spinning an old CD that hits you hard emotionally, calling an old friend you haven't heard from in a while, or calling an old flame for a progress report, we need to keep our childhood in constant rotation in our memory banks. Before innocence was stripped from our lives, the smallest things made us the happiest. A surprise party, a new toy, or meeting an interestingbug in the backyard produced more happiness than a college acceptance letter, a good first date, or a good report card ever could.
So, for the last few weeks of summer, I recommend you get in touch with the kid in you.
If you need a little inspiration, you could:
Play Pokemon, Read any (preferably all) of Shel Silverstein's poetry, examine a strip of Calvin and Hobbes, buy something from the local ice cream man.