5 Things To Do for Yourself This Summer

Everyone needs time to recharge his or her batteries. When you feel refreshed and strong, you are better able to serve your family and avoid burnout. Below are five things you can do for yourself this summer.

Exercise

Though exercise may sound more like work than something rejuvenating, if you find something you enjoy that also gets you moving, it truly becomes a refreshing part of your life. Try something different – perhaps a hip hop dance class or water aerobics class. If team sports is more up your alley, join a team. Maybe you have always wanted to learn how to surf or stand-up paddle board. Lessons are offered across the island and you probably have a friend willing to teach you as wel

Jessica Johnson, Maui mom of two daughters (mauiohanaphotography.com), shared her thoughts on taking time for yourself: “Try an aerial yoga class at the beautiful Hotel Wailea with Uplift Maui. For one hour you are suspended from the ceiling in a silk aerial yoga sling. Aerial yoga allows you to move more freely as you’ll use the sling to counterbalance your weight, and it is a great way to relieve tension on your muscles and bones! I always leave feeling refreshed and re-energized. If you’re up for a challenge, try the aerial yoga for strength class – it’s a killer workout!”

Enjoy a spa day

Whether you book a spa treatment at a resort or create your own at-home spa, take the time to pamper yourself. Draw a nice warm bath with epsom salts and your favorite essential oils to relax and wind down from a long day.

Get a pedicure

Let someone else massage your tired feet and paint your nails a happy color.

Go on an adventure

Grab your best friend and hit a favorite hiking spot together

Journal

Head to a local coffee shop with your paper and pen for a time of dreaming, brainstorming and writing all that you are grateful for. Be sure to include that you are grateful for time to yourself!