How to Treat Yourself This Summer

The summer months are the best time of year to really kick back and relax. Whether it's the heat, the long summer days, or the way everybody seems ready for a break, there's just something about the mood this season that begs for some R&R. Thanks to an upcoming Holy Week and the regular summer vacation season for students, there are tons of opportunities in the next few weeks for Filipinos to sit back and enjoy themselves. If you're looking for ways to keep yourself from getting bored this summer, check out this list of things you can do to treat yourself!

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Take a Break

Since there's such a limited timeframe for people to take off work or school, real relaxation seems to be put aside for going on newer and bigger adventures or activities. And while there's nothing wrong with that, sometimes it's good to just take the time off and really focus on letting go of the stress of the year. According to this article on the Manila Bulletin, the Philippines is internationally-renowned for its spas and beauty clinics. Why not take advantage of that and pamper yourself for once?


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Find a Delicious Cool Down


PAGASA has been sending out warnings for people to take"extreme caution" due to the rising temperatures, and heatstroke in particular seems to be a common danger. Make sure to always keep yourself cool and away from strenuous or stressful activities, especially during midday when the sun is at its hottest. This is a great opportunity to try out new recipes for fruitshakes or desserts, or the latest frozen yogurt craze. Just make sure to keep hydrated!

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Netflix and Chill

A long vacation is the best opportunity to catch up on the shows and movies you might have missed during the regular work or school week. Treating yourself can be as simple as updating your Netflix subscription and setting aside a few days to catch up on new series or old favorites. Not sure where to start? Lifestyle andtravel blog Daydreaming in Paradise has a list of Netflix seriesyou can binge on during the vacation period. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and jump in!

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Mindful Travel

Of course, the number one favorite activity during the summer vacation is escaping the heat and stress of Manila and finding adventures elsewhere. It's no secret that budget airlines always time their sales to this period of the year. People are definitely ready to go off and travel into new locales, and the long breaks and perfect weather during the summer season are the perfect excuse to do that. If you're planning on taking some trips around the country, the Manila Times reports that there are now severalPhilippines-specific travel apps that will be sure to help you out during your trips!

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