There’s a different kind of feeling about summer this year. Sure, some of us don’t have a sense of burning excitement about far off adventures but there are a multitude of things to look forward to, and to be grateful for.
Advice from experts in the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ is to ‘remember simple things that give us joy’.
When I asked students for their ‘Top Tips for Summer’, here is what they said –
*Please note that students’ masks were removed only momentarily for the photograph.
Here are a few of my plans, in no order:
|Read a BIG stack of books||Go hiking with my best friends||Beat my husband at Scrabble, just once!|
|Visit local markets||Do a 1000 piece jigsaw||Try two or three online courses|
|Take a day- long bike ride||Have a picnic on Tamar Park||Check out the West Kowloon Cultural district|
|Have long Facetime chats with my family||Try out a few new baking recipes||Experiment with photos around HK, such as the one below.|
|Donate a bag of clothes to Christian Action||Listen to more Audible||Go back to the movies!|
|Try something new – like Pilates||Set myself a challenge/goal||Go for a ride on a ferry to somewhere I’ve never been.|
I will be looking forward to what I CAN do because I know this is one way to show resilience and optimism. These times are sad, frustrating and concerning for the majority of people, for sure, but attitude and a positive attitude are super important.