without actually going anywhere
If you took your holidays already or you're too busy putting your business into action in a grey city, there are many ways to survive the summer with a vacation feeling.
We've talked with the people here in the office who are specialised in staying in the city when all their friends are posting amazing beach photos on Instagram. They shared some tips that may help you survive without having self-pity feelings.
So, we've created a quick list of 10 things and plans that will trick your brain into believing you are in the middle of nowhere relaxing and enjoying the summer season. And don't forget to post a photo a day on your Instagram with the hashtag #lovemywork #summertime :)
1- Transform or use your backyard/terrace.
Use that space, pitch a tent and sleep there for a weekend. Or buy yourself an inflatable pool and set it up for the next few weeks to become the best of the summer. It might not be the Mediterranean Sea, but it is undoubtedly refreshing. You can even have an Aperol in the pool, baby.
2- Take a technical/social media break.
Turn those notifications off, for the sake of your brain. Set an automatic response on your email and try answering slowly to what is urgent. But the most important thing is to unfollow the accounts that make you jealous or envy. Use the Summer to really detox your heart!
3- Sleep, period.
A huge part of being healthy is getting the right amount of rest. Make sure you have plenty of sleep. Since all your friends are out of town, go to bed earlier and wake up later as usual. In the weekends, don’t panic if you wake up in the afternoon, it calls sleep therapy.
4- Enjoy the warm nights.
Get yourself a small BBQ and plan a marshmallows night with friends and board games on your terrace or a park, because there are no such Summer feelings than having mosquitos biting you.
5- Drink and eat, and exercise outside
Drink and eat what you like. A cold beer and some sausages are the taste of Summer. By the way, Vienna is one of the best city to eat ice cream! Too caloric? Don't let any guilty cross your mind, if you overate the weather is just perfect for a night run or swimming in the Alter Donau.
6- Wear beachy looks.
That is a total brain “tricker” that works to perfection. Wearing a beautiful beach summer look gives you the feeling of being on vacation and makes you automatically happy. We can’t have enough of them!
7- Get lost and discover.
Disconnect your Google Maps and play your favourite music list. Only then can you get lost in your city and start discovering places you had never been to.
8- Read a breezy beach book.
There is nothing more enriching than letting your imagination loose and relax by reading a good and entertaining book. Do it, smart woman do!
9- Bye, bye makeup.
This is probably the most similar thing to heaven on earth. Quit the makeup routine and let those spots breathe! Your skin will be happy; you will be happy.
10- Head down to any festival around your city
Festivals is what we like to call the summer introduction. They remind everyone that summer is here or about to come. So rock your best festival look and have a good dance!