Productive Ways to Work on Yourself this Summer

Once summer rolls around, there’s a natural eagerness to find new ways to fill your extra time. Between all the inevitable barbeques and beach days, how about making it a goal to work on yourself this summer? Get started with our ideas below.

Start moving more. 

The summer weather is beautiful, so why stay couped up on the couch? Whether you go for daily walks or jump into a more intense gym routine is up to you. Either way, you’re getting your blood pumping!


Find a favorite “self-care” hobby. 

What do you typically do on your downtime? Binge-watch Netflix? Scroll through the ‘gram? Unplugging every once in awhile is much-needed, which is why we think investing time in a hobby is a great way to work on yourself. The best hobbies are the ones that completely relax you and allow you to enjoy your own company. Think of this as a little bit of necessary self-care!


Practice stepping out of your comfort zone. 

You know that quote, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone?” Make that your motto this summer. New experiences are awaiting!



Make new career moves. 

From taking on extra assignments at your internship to trying your hand at freelancing in order to amp up your resume, you’ll definitely thank yourself for this one. Building your career is an on-going process, and summer break allows for plenty of time to take on new opportunities.


Hone your personal brand.

Speaking of career-building, gaining experience is just one part of it. How about taking some free time this summer and dedicating it to building your personal brand? You can start a blog, create your own website, or even just fine-tune your LinkedIn profile.


Learn how to manage your money. 

Everyone wants to be better with money, but few have the interest (or patience) to figure out how. Starting a budget is a great first step, but if that seems too daunting, how about letting an app do all the hard work?


Practice gratitude and positivity. 

Having a positive mindset can truly feel life-changing. Positive people manage stress better, have stronger relationships, and feel more accomplished than their more negative counterparts. So, how about practicing gratitude this summer?


Kick a bad habit.

Do you bite your nails when you’re nervous? Binge-eat when you’re feeling down? Show up late way too often? By the end of summer, let’s make sure those habits are a thing of the past.

How are you working on yourself this summer? Share your ideas in the comments below.


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