50 Things You Could Do This Summer (Ideas)

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Hello my lovely Truuties,

Summer is on its way! I’ve decided that this year, I’m going to plan my summer properly so that I can make the most of it! 🙂 The first step (in my opinion) for planning the summer is having some ideas of what sort of things you might like to do. I had a think about it, came up with some things to do, looked online for more ideas and now have my own list. Hopefully, this will give you a few ideas for the summer and maybe help you plan in advance. I’ve added things that I personally won’t be doing but some of you lovely Truuties might like to do. So this is ’50 Things You Could Do This Summer’ (in no particular order)! 🙂

  1. Go for a walk in the countryside
  2. Go camping
  3. Go cycling
  4. Have a picnic
  5. Go to the beach
  6. Travel within the country you live in (e.g. explore the capital city)
  7. Make summery drinks (e.g. homemade lemonade, smoothie…)
  8. Make ice lollies
  9. Do lots of photography
  10. Have a photoshoot with friends
  11. Go shopping
  12. Try an unusual or new flavour of ice cream
  13. Do a charity event
  14. Write blog posts/start a blog
  15. Go to a different country
  16. Have your own pamper evening
  17. Put together a summer playlist
  18. Go strawberry picking
  19. Have a water fight
  20. Watch the sunrise
  21. Watch the sunset
  22. Get some new room decor/reorganise your room
  23. Have a tech-free day/s
  24. Do some gardening
  25. Practice a skill you want to improve on
  26. Invite a friend round for a sleepover
  27. Make a den outside (hehe)
  28. Spend time with family
  29. Spend time with friends
  30. Read a certain number of books
  31. Do some baking
  32. Make a fruit sorbet (e.g. watermelon sorbet)
  33. Go to a cafe and have a summery drink (e.g. smoothie)
  34. Go to the cinema
  35. Write a diary or keep a personal video diary
  36. Study
  37. Start a YouTube channel
  38. Do some art and craft
  39. Choreograph a dance/compose some music/write a poem…
  40. Start learning a new language
  41. Go to a concert
  42. Do some DIY
  43. Start a business
  44. Sort out stuff you don’t need any more
  45. Play sports
  46. Eat healthily
  47. Have a garden party/barbeque with friends and/or family
  48. Get a haircut/new hairstyle
  49. Relax and reflect
  50. Do what you enjoy

I know that nearly everyone (including me) won’t do all of the things on this list but I’d like to encourage you all to do number 50. Do what you enjoy. Whether you’re extremely busy, not busy at all or going through a hard time, try to enjoy your summer. It’s not about doing what the media tells you to do during this season. It’s not about what you’re expected to do. We don’t all enjoy spending our time in the same ways. It’s about finding what your heart tells you to do and choosing to do what brings you joy.

Lots of love,

Truuty xx

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I would love to hear from you in the comments!

What are you going to do in the summer? Please leave a comment sharing your own ideas!

Tips for Planning the Christmas Season!

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Hello my lovely Truuties,

You know what’s on its way?! CHRISTMASSSSS!!!!

If you love Christmas and you want to enjoy it as much as you can, I think it is really important to plan this busy time of the year because with so much going on, things can start to get stressful and very chaotic. By planning, we can also make better use of our time and make the most of Christmas!

For me, personally, I feel that it is time for me to help my parents a lot more than before with planning this season and plan more things for my own benefit as well (I’ve grown up a lot through the past year) – to do this, I need to be organised! I have definitely learnt so much about being more organised recently, as my life has been getting busier. I think it’s great to share what we learn so these are my tips for planning the Christmas season!

  • Categorize – I find that the easiest way to plan is to put things in different sections. So to give you an idea of what I mean, these are the categories I have used: cards, gifts, outfits, photography, baking, blog posts, decoration, music playlist, shopping, advent, films, books, seeing friends and family, what I’ll do in the holidays and what I’ll do on Christmas day.
  • Write it down – This might seem quite obvious for most of you but this tip is so important so I had to include it anyway. If I don’t write my plans down (whether it’s in a notebook, a phone (or some kind of electronic device) or just a plain piece of paper) I will most likely forget nearly everything and my brain won’t feel organised (Does that make sense or is it just me haha?)! When you have written down your plans, you will be able to look back at it which is really helpful!
  • Plan when to plan or to do something – To organise my time, I like to plan when I will plan or do things. What I mean by this is, for example, the first thing I did to plan my Christmas cards was to write down when I will design them, on what date I will print them, on what dates I will write them and when I will give or send them to people. Until this year, I’d never been so precise with planning my Christmas cards and that resulted in panic, stress and cards given to people after Christmas! I really recommend this tip especially for those of you who often get things done last minute!
  • Prioritise – For me, deciding what to do for advent was one of the first things I had to plan because it starts quite a lot of days before Christmas day. Planning advent was a priority compared to planning Christmas day. By prioritising, we can make sure that we have enough time to plan everything!
  • Enjoy it – I love making planning fun by putting Christmas music on, using red and green Christmassy pens and sometimes having a nice drink (such as hot chocolate hehe) in my Christmas mug! This also gets me into a very festive mood so do whatever you find makes you feel festive and helps you love planning!

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And that’s it! I hope this has helped you in some way! I have more Christmassy posts coming soon so keep your eyes open for that! 🙂

Have fun planning!

Lots of love,

Truuty xx

I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Do you have any tips for planning Christmas? Please share them in the comments! Are you looking forward to Christmas, like I am? Have you posted any Christmassy things on your blog? If you have, please link it in a comment and I will check it out!