While we know summer self-care is important, self-care is not always as easy in summer as in other seasons when everyone is also cooped up at home (and no one’s posting envy-worthy road trip pics). During warmer months, if you don’t live at a beach, crush intense workouts regularly, or go on dreamy vacations every weekend, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out. I like to call it FOMOOAPS: fear of missing out on a perfect summer (maybe a stretch?). But focusing on what you’re not doing is taking away from what you should be doing: caring for yourself. Screw the FOMO, and instead, make this the summer you put yourself first. Here are 10 ways to upgrade your routine to make the most of the season:
1. 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 HIIT circuits or yoga flow outdoors: bring your mat and sun salutations to the park, or go for a walk instead of running on the treadmill. Summer is also a great time to try a workout you’ve never done before: go for a
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