Thursday, July 5, 2018

18 THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER: INTROVERT EDITION


18 THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER: INTROVERT EDITION-- If you enjoy a day in just as much as a day out, then you'll love these fun summer activities!  | caileypearl.blogspot.com

A quick google search for things to do during summer will generate thousands of results- websites suggesting pool parties, water balloon fights, barbecues, and the like.

But for all us introverts out there, these ideas don't exactly fit in with our idea of a perfect summer.

While sure, these types of activities are enjoyable every now and then, what many of us truly look forward to is the time we get to spend with ourselves- something most lists tend to leave out.

So if you're like me and enjoy spending a day in just as much as spending a day out, here are 20 fun activities you can do that don't require leaving the house. Let me know which activities are your favorite in the comments below!


1.     READ

Finally tackling those books that've been piling up in your to-read list is a great way to spend the summer. For my top picks, check out this post.

2.     WRITE

Take this time to put all those thoughts that've been bouncing around in your mind onto paper. Whether it be in the form of a journal entry, short story, blog post, or even the start of a novel, writing is a great way to express yourself and grow this summer.

3.     START AN ART/BULLET JOURNAL

If you’re the artistic type (and even if you're not) this activity is for you. These journals can incorporate all types of art and are so fun to keep adding to. For inspiration, search Pinterest, YouTube, or Instagram- you'll find tons of examples!

4.     COMPLETE A 30-DAY PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

These challenges are a great way to incorporate a little bit of creativity into each of your days. Just google “30-day photography challenge” and you'll find tons of lists that give one photo prompt per day. No camera needed- your phone will work fine!

5.     LISTEN TO PODCASTS

There is a plethora of podcasts out there today about so many different topics; you're bound to find one you like. Try listening to one when getting ready in the morning, lounging in bed, or laying out in the sun.

6.     START A BLOG

Even if it's for your eyes only, starting a blog can be fun (and useful) in so many ways. It'll help your writing skills, photography skills, design skills, people skills, marketing skills, and more! Just choose a topic you’re interested in or knowledgeable about and let the writing begin.

7.     DRAW/PAINT

This activity never fails to bring some fun into a day spent at home. Whether you go freehand and see where it takes you, follow a tutorial on YouTube, or find inspiration from photographs, creating art is bound to leave you feeling fulfilled.

8.     TRY A NEW RECIPE

Use this summer to spice up your repertoire and find new recipes. Try creating your own recipe, or look to the Internet for suggestions. Finding Vegan, Forks Over Knives, and Brownble are great websites for simple vegan recipes that anyone can make!

9.  TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS

I know taking a class may seem like the last thing you want to do during the summer, but finding one that peaks your interest can truly be enjoyable. Sites like Coursera or Edx have tons of interesting free classes to choose from, whether it be photography, entrepreneurship, or even modern dance.

10.  GO THROUGH YOUR CLOTHES

Not only will you tackle your boredom with this one, but you'll also be doing something productive. Your future self will thank you next time you go to pick out clothes from your neat and cleaned-out drawers. 

11.  DO A DIY

We all have them- those DIY projects we see and get so excited about, only to be lost to a Pinterest board forever. Now that it's summer, you can use the time to finally complete one or more of these projects.

12.  LEARN A NEW HOBBY

Always curious about yoga, knitting, photography, or some other hobby? Now’s the time to try it out. For an added bonus, start a new Instagram account documenting your journey.

13.  TRY NEW MAKEUP/HAIRSTYLES

This may evoke memories of your 12-year-old self, but I promise it's just as fun now as it was back then. Go on YouTube, watch some tutorials, and have at it.

14.  GO ONLINE SHOPPING

No explanation needed! [Window] shopping online is always a fun time- whether it be for clothing, d├ęcor, or something else entirely.

15.  ORGANIZE YOUR SPOTIFY

If you're like me and have all your songs lumped into one playlist, then this activity is for you. Start going through this one massive playlist and try to find an organization method that works for you, such as by genre or mood evoked.

16.  GO THROUGH OLD PICTURES

It’s always fun to reminisce on the past through photos. Stalk your old Facebook page, go through your camera roll, or pull out that box of baby photos- how far back you go is up to you.

17.  MAKE A PLAYLIST OF CHILDHOOD JAMS

Going along with the nostalgic theme, this is a fun way to transport yourself back to when you were young. If you're ever feeling down, this playlist can serve as a great mood booster.

18.  BREAK A SWEAT

No gym? No problem. YouTube has every type of fitness video you could imagine, whether it be yoga, pilates, barre, Zumba, or more.

I hope this post helps you have a fun, fulfilling summer at home! If you want to see more content like this, be sure to subscribe so that you never miss a future post (just scroll up and enter your email on the right, or scroll down if you're on mobile). You can also connect with me on Instagram or Pinterest.

Have any other ways you like to spend your time in the summer? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below!

Until next time,


4 comments

  1. I loved this post!! I am definitely an introvert. This week, I'm going to look up some dorm room DIYs on Pinterest.

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    1. Hi Guilianna! I'm so glad you liked the post. Good luck on your DIYs!!

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  2. I've been doing a lot of these things this summer too! I especially love listening to music/podcasts, writing, and reading. I've been wanting to start a bullet journal for a while, I think I'm gonna start one before the summer is over. Doing a 30-Day Photo challenge sounds like fun too! Thanks for sharing! :)


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    1. Hey, Melissa! Thanks so much for your comment. It sounds like you're having a great summer- good luck on the bullet journal and photography challenge if you decide to do one!

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