With longer days, blooming flowers of varied colours, chirping birds and light breezes, summer is one of the best seasons in a year. Basking in the warmth of the golden rays of the sun can give anyone’s mood an instant lift – it’s hard to stay upset or sad and people lighten up instead.

While there are several reasons to love this wonderful time of the year, here are five top reasons why we love summer –

 

1. Summer vacations

The onset of summer is an exciting time for children and students everywhere as it also sets the stage for summer vacations. WIth no schools, homework or exams to spend countless hours studying and often burning the midnight oil, there’s plenty of free time with nothing to do.

Summer vacation is the perfect time to be more laidback, catch up on some much-needed sleep, hobbies and reading. It’s also great to get together with friends and go on trips to popular holiday destinations.

2. Trips to the beach

A trip to the beach is one of the best things to do in summer. Be it playing around in the warm waters of the sea, building sand castles, enjoying long walks barefoot on the sand or simply lying down on the sand and reading a book, beaches have something to offer to almost everyone. Summers and beaches are a perfect combination to let go, relax and enjoy the summer warmth.

3. More time outdoors

From going on picnics and having barbeques to going fishing, summer is the best season to spend more time outdoors. Picnics are the perfect way of catching up with friends and family while the smell of burgers, steaks and hot dogs is one of the best summer experiences. It’s also the best time to gorge on food as eventually, you’ll burn it all off with the activities that you might take up.

The weather is warm enough to go on hikes, bike rides, to camp outdoors and pursue various sports like basketball, football, volleyball and any other sport that’s a passion of yours.

4. Simpler dressing (and packing) options

Flip flops, shorts, sundresses and loose cotton shirts are the ultimate comfort clothing. You’re no longer weighed down by heavy winter clothes or layers. Without the several layers of clothing required to keep yourself warm, getting ready doesn’t take forever. Same goes for packing to go to holiday destinations — it’s simpler and lighter.

5. Cold drinks and ice creams

Enjoying an ice-cold drink such as lemonade or delicious ice cream on a hot summer day is one of the simplest yet greatest pleasures of summer.

From smoothies, fresh fruit juices to ice creams, there’s no dearth to the amount of soothing and cooling stuff that you can have in summers. It’s heavenly. From nature to people, everywhere you see bright pops of colour, which instantly lifts spirits and makes life seem a lot less complicated. Long and bright sunny days simply can’t be beaten and have plenty of options to cheer up almost everyone.

It’s also the time of the year that we spend most of our time outdoors — automatically making us healthier and more active. These are all absolutely wonderful reasons why we love summer.

Ritika Tiwari
Freelance Writer/ Blogger/ Content Strategist