Goodbye, Hot Girl Summer; hello, Chill Girl Summer! The past two summers have been stressful and chaotic, and we want this year to be different. We’re prioritizing seeing the people we love, getting outdoors, and — most importantly — staying stress-free right through to fall. Chill with us here at EQ and read on for some ideas for your best Chill Girl Summer.
How to Relax and Have a Chill Girl Summer
When summer comes with its beautiful weather and we feel the need to get outside and do things we enjoy, what should be a relaxing, chill time can easily turn stressful. Overscheduling, FOMO, and trying to fit all the things to do in summer into a few short months can leave you feeling overwhelmed. It’s time to leave that stress behind and make the most of the season while staying completely chill.
Plan outdoor hangouts
Outdoor get-togethers are the best way to enjoy both the great weather and the people you love spending time with. Not only that, but they’re also a fantastic option for anyone who still wants to play it safe but not give up on a social life entirely. If you don’t have an available backyard for a BBQ, check out local parks, beaches, recreation areas, or nature preserves for alternate options for hanging out.
Whether you’re getting together with your sporty friends for a game of softball or are hosting a laid-back family cookout, staying social while enjoying the beauty of summer is a great way to make the most of summertime.
If you’re having trouble relaxing and getting back into the swing of hanging out, bring along our Drink Drops and sip your way to delicious, fast-acting stress relief. You’ll be kicking back and having stress-free fun before you know it!
Unplug from technology
When it comes to staying stress-free this summer, a small change in your digital habits can make a huge difference in your ability to relax. Challenge yourself to detach from your phone, laptop, or tablet when you’re in “chill mode,” so you can fully enjoy the summer sun and more completely immerse yourself in your chosen Chill Girl Summer activities without distractions. There are so many things to do in summer that don’t require you to be plugged in; give it a try and see what a difference leaving your devices behind can make!
One great way to find your chill while you’re making the most of summertime is to get your hands dirty and plant something. If you’re lucky enough to have a yard, tending a small garden is a great way to stay connected to nature and see the fruits of your hard work. No outdoor space? A container garden or even a few pots of herbs or flowers you love inside can brighten up your space as well as your mood and bring a little bit of summer into your home.
Move your indoor activities outside
A Chill Girl Summer doesn’t have to mean constant plans or social meet-ups. Something as small as taking your favorite relaxing indoor activity out into nature can make a major impact on your stress levels. Reading a book, listening to podcasts, or even working on your laptop are all things you can do outside just as easily as inside.
If you don’t have an outdoor space of your own, explore your local area for those quiet, hidden nooks tucked away in public spaces like parks. You might enjoy joining a local Silent Book Club that meet in public spaces. It’s amazing how much more stress-free the things you do every day can be when you do them in the great outdoors!
Before you head outside, don’t forget your sun protection! After so much time indoors, you’ll want to be sure to protect your skin from the hot summer sun. If you’ve overdone it outdoors or missed a spot with your sunscreen, our best-selling Relief Balm can help soothe the sting of sunburn with our premium CBD, menthol, and arnica for fast relief.
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