Best Daily Sunny Summer Habits to Brighten Your Day

Summer is here, full of fun, sun, and way too much heat. These sunny summer habits can be used daily to make your day even better!

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Here are the best sunny summer habits you have to try out to make your days magical! This season is known for long days, so it’s best to make the most of them while you can.

The Best Sunny Summer Habits

These are the best sunny summer habits you can do daily to brighten your day and improve your wellbeing, physical, mental, and emotional.

10 Simple Daily Habits and Tips for an Amazing Day

Without further ado, here are some simple daily habits and tips you can use to make every day the best one yet.

1. Don’t Reach for Your Phone

No, this is not a tip to not reach for your phone point blank for the entire summer (though there are benefits to a digital detox). Simply try not to reach for your phone in the first 15 minutes of waking up.

Reaching for your phone early in the morning will activate the dopamine center of the brain irregularly, making you feel like you need it. This primes the brain for stress and worry. You feel like you’re missing out on something if you’re not checking your phone.

2. Take in the Sunlight

Taking in sunlight in general is good to increase vitamin D, a vital nutrient that is important for many processes in the body. Vitamin D is necessary for metabolic function, hormone balance, and bone health, and supports the immune system.

Sunlight in the morning can regulate your internal clock which can make you more alert in the morning and helps you get ready to sleep at night.

3. Drink More Water

Even mild forms of dehydration can be dangerous. Dehydration, even in smaller cases, causes the brain to shrink while you are dehydrated. This, luckily, is resolved quickly after drinking and rehydrating. 

Water can be made more fun by adding flavors like cucumber or lemon, or making ice cubes with fun add-ons like strawberries or mint.

4. SPF it Up

Summer is hot, hot, hot. No, really, it is hotter in record-breaking numbers. This means you’re going to want to increase your SPF. No, you don’t have to use SPF 100 as opposed to 30. The difference in protection between these two is less than 2%.

Instead, reapply more often as you are more likely to sweat it off. At least use sunscreen every 2 hours. If you wear makeup, try a sunscreen stick that will give you some protection.

5. Eat Hydration

Eat water. No, just kidding. Eat high-hydration foods like watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, strawberries, cucumbers, and many more. 

Eating your water intake can help fill you up, increase vital nutrients, and safely improve hydration.

6. Stretch Breaks

Take stretch breaks to help improve physical health. Stretching can improve flexibility, joint health, muscle strength, and more.

In fact, stretching has great benefits for the mind and body. Find out what happens if you stretch here with this complete guide.

7. Make a Romantic Meal

A romantic meal a day is the perfect habit for a nice sunny summer vibe. It can be as simple as plating your food well, lighting a candle, having a floral arrangement, or even whipping up a home-cooked meal.

Making a meal romantic can be for you and your partner, friend, or just yourself as a treat. Romanticizing the sunny summer days is in season. Check out how to romanticize your life here too.

8. Get Some Steps in

Moving your body daily is a good way to increase physical and mental health easily. Plus, walking is a low-impact, high-health benefit activity almost anyone can do.

Do you need to get in 10,000 steps? No! At least 4,000 is above average and all you need to extend your life.

9. Say Thank You

People who count their blessings have a higher baseline of happiness than people who do not. This can be journaling about things you are grateful for, saying thank you more frequently, and thinking more about the bright side.

A nice sunny summer activity can be journaling about things you appreciate in life, things that happened to you during the day, and making a little ritual out of it.

10. Protect Your Sleep

Create a good nighttime routine that can help protect your sleep at night. I had a period where I was sleeping 4 hours a night and feeling horrible during the day. After creating a good nighttime routine, I was only sleeping 6 hours but feeling amazingly well rested.

Here is a good guide on how to sleep if you have trouble sleeping, tips to fix insomnia, and a breathing technique to rest well.

Cute Summer Phrases You Can Use Daily

Affirmations, phrases, and mantras are a sweet way to train your mind to be more positive and relaxed! Here are some sunny summer ones sure to make you smile.

  • I am pure light and I radiate that everywhere I go.
  • The sun will rise tomorrow and so will I.
  • Every day I am getting better in every way.
  • I appreciate the little things.
  • I am grateful for everything I have and everywhere I  will go.
  • Let there be light, laughter, and brightness today.
  • Today is going to be the best day of my life.

The Takeaway

The summer is a time for change, mentally and physically. There are always little things you can do to improve daily, some as simple as stepping outside and taking in the sunlight.  Use these little steps to make sunny summer days better than ever.

Remember that health starts from within, so eat well most of the time, move your body daily, and take care of your mental health. Try to make sure you take care of gut health too! Microbiota health affects metabolism, muscle growth, the immune system, digestion, and even skin health! Get all the resources you need about microbiota health for free here!

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