19362628_SSummer is known for high temperatures and electric bills, but also for long days, fun nights, and positive vibes. Feeling a bit short on energy and inspiration? The summer season is the one for you. Check out all of the ways the summer months can help recharge your batteries:

Sunny days can soothe stress. Summer is a great time to get outside! Whether this means going on a hike or heading to the beach, some fresh air and natural beauty can do you a lot of good. Research shows nature may help you feel less stressed and more creative. And hiking, camping, reading and napping in the great outdoors can help you feel refreshed and revitalized. You can go with friends/family and bounce ideas off them, or you can go by yourself and let the peace and quiet give you clarity. Either way, some time out in the great outdoors can help you in so many different ways.

Nice weather makes it easy to work outside. The fresh air, warm sun and change of scenery may help you improve your focus Change things up and spend a few hours each day outside, just to refresh your routine. Try taking your laptop to a cafe’s patio and doing some work outside if you can. Or try taking your laptop to a park. The only thing you have to watch out for are those wonderful summer naps; close your eyes for more than two minutes and they’ll get you every time.

Summertime vacations can help you recharge. Sometimes you just need to get away. Maybe you need some quality time with your family or just a break from the daily routine. Summer is a great time to go on a vacation, enjoy the outdoors and take some time to recharge your batteries. If you can, try a vacation with no work calls or tasks you must complete on your phone or laptop. Taking a vacation — especially an unplugged one — is not only good for you but for your business and employees as well.

It’s a great time to start something new. Summer is also one of the best times to start something new (unless of course, you want to start ice fishing…). Starting something new can often lead to renewed vigor and a sense of creativity. Take advantage of this time and pick up a new hobby, start learning a new language, taking music lessons or learn how to do something else new. You’ll be glad you did.