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It’s easy to feel like you’re missing out if you don’t have the funds for regular beach trips, but don’t despair.  Focus on what you can do on a grand scale with little or no money. Forget the FOMO, and instead, make this the summer you put yourself first! Listed below are some ways you can achieve that goal.

“Summer clean” your house- Why should spring cleaning have all the fun? Since clutter in the home translates into clutter in the mind, having an organized, clean, and happy home will help. Enjoying a clean home will boost your mood. Spend a day organizing junk drawers, donating clothes you don’t wear, and improving the space in your kitchen. Also, minor changes like fresh flowers in vases or citrus oil in a diffuser can make all the difference.

Eat fresher foods- Healthy eating is easier when the weather is warm. Your body craves lighter foods, herbs are in season, and vegetables on the grill suddenly sounds as good as pasta or pizza. Also, make an effort to add more water-rich foods to your diet for bonus hydration points, like watermelon, cucumber, zucchini, and tomatoes. Switch up your workouts- If you’re stuck in a rut because you take the same online workout class every day, summer is your solution. Consider taking your workout or yoga flow outdoors- bring your mat to the park or go for a walk instead of running on the treadmill. Also, consider trying a new type of workout or incorporating something new in your usual gym regimen.

Our 9 to 5 should be a part of your life, not your entire life. Take advantage of your PTO, whether that means taking a long weekend to go on a road trip with your friends or a mental health day here and there to sleep in, get outside, and enjoy your life. And if all else fails, turn every weekend into a mini vacation (or staycation) to make the most of the Summer season.

First African American, one-woman syndicated radio host in the Southeast region for major broadcast networks. Over the past 23 years my passion and perseverance has lead me to reach and relate to demographics spanning, Sports stations, Country, Hip-hop, R & B, Gospel, Adult Contemporary & Top 40 radio stations. I have a unique way of setting the tone, and people feel comfortable telling their story,