Beating the Summertime Blues
June 25, 2014
A famous song says “there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues,” but we beg to differ! Once your Atlanta movers get you all unpacked, it’s time to enjoy life in your new home. The summer heat and humidity may be draining your energy, but here’s a few fun ideas to jazz up your summer.
Throw a Block Party. You know those neighbors who live right across the street but you don’t even know their names? Throwing a block party is a perfect, non-awkward way to introduce yourself and get to know them a bit. Block parties can be great fun, but studies have also shown that neighbor connectedness decreases crime and improves property values. So throw some meat on the grill, pack some drinks in the cooler, and get to block-partying!
Join a Co-ed Sports Team. Even though most leagues are filled up by the summer, there’s always a chance you can squeeze in on a friend’s team. Even if you aren’t competitive or coordinated, joining a sports league can be a great way to meet new people.
Spend Time Outside When It Cools Down…At Night! Sure, the summer months can be brutal in the daytime hours when the sun’s beating down on you. But you might be surprised how nice it gets at night time. Shift some of your normal daytime activities, like taking walks or reading outside, to the post-sunset hours. Invest in a hammock for a couple hundred bucks, and you might never go back inside. And don’t forget: even if it’s just in your backyard, summer evenings can make for a really romantic date!