3 More Must Do’s to make your Summer Great! Part 2
Posted: August 06, 2019
As mentioned in the last blog, we are two thirds of the way through July and you may start to have the feelings of Fall is going to be here before you know it. As a way of tempering the evil thoughts that keep you away from being fully present and enjoying every ray of our sunshine season I would like to share a three more things that you can do which will help up your level of enjoyment this summer.
4. Take in a baseball Game with a friend or family member! Baseball is a slow enough moving sport that you can really enjoy great company while still enjoying the game. What’s nice about the area we live in is that for a small amount of money you can see some fantastic minor league teams that are very entertaining to watch. I went to the Pawtucket Red Sox game and treated myself to a premium seat for $15 with FREE parking of course. The seat was so close to the first base line that I switched my seat to about 12 rows back just to have a more full view of the field. While I tend to prefer faster paced sports, I can tell you for passive entertainment and great conversation it is a great summer time tradition.
5. Whale watching or fishing Depending on your preference either can be a lot of fun and a nice way to get away from the routine of your day. To live in this area and not enjoy the opportunity to see the largest mammals in the world in their natural habitat is a missed opportunity for a truly awesome site. Fishing is nice because it can be as simple a rod, reel a worm and fresh water or salt water fishing for tuna. Whichever you choose, each will create the space for you to be focused and still.
6. Martial Arts Training Outside or in the water. One of the first times I experienced this was during a weeklong training in Pennsylvania. Attended by an elite group of world-class martial artist most all the training was out in the woods. I loved the feeling of being outside in the sun and in the shade practicing skills. If you have a yard or patio area it may just be the thing to heighten your practicing enjoyment. One of my favorite things to do when in a pools is to practice kicking. I love the natural feeling of resistance the water creates as I practice my chamber strengthening.
Give these suggestions a try! I am always looking for simple things that can increase my appreciation for what I am doing or give me a positive activity to add into my seasonal mix. Take what makes sense and run with it. Also if you have any other ideas or suggestions feel free share.