Summer is a fun time of year for many people. It’s the season where you can go to BBQs, chill on patios and enjoy other fun activities that involve alcohol. But for some people, drinking isn’t an option. Maybe you’re recovering from alcohol addiction or maybe you just want to live healthier. Whatever the reason may be, there are still plenty of fun things to do during summer without having any alcohol!
In this blog post we’ll talk about fun sober activities that will keep you entertained and feeling good all summer long!
1. Host A Backyard Movie Night
A great get-together idea for all ages is to organize a sober movie night right in your backyard. Invite all your friends and neighbors. You can have a fun theme for the movie night, like “Old Hollywood” or “Comedy Night”. If you’re feeling fancy, you can even ask guests to come in costumes!
Make sure you’re stocked up with popcorn, snacks, and of course, non-alcoholic cocktails. You can find unique recipes for drinks without alcohol online. Amaze your guests with these alcohol-free tasty beverages that can also be great conversation starters. This way, you’ll still be able to enjoy summer without worrying about becoming intoxicated and it will keep your house safe for children.
2. Join A Local Sports Team
Joining a local sports team is fun, challenging and will make you feel like a part of the community. There are many different sports that you can explore: basketball, baseball, football, bowling, and more. Check with your community center or your company HR whether there are teams you can join.
The benefits of being in a sports team are too many to count! Not only do you develop skills like teamwork and self-confidence, but this is also an opportunity for friends who share similar interests.
3. Take Surfing Lessons
Do you love being in the water during the summer? How about taking it to another level and learning how to surf? A lot of people think that surfing is just for the pros but there are fun classes for beginners that you can take. You don’t need mad skills, just some water and great waves to enjoy the fun sport!
4. Attend A Beach Yoga Class
When stressed, a lot of people turn to alcohol to loosen up. Here’s a better alternative: beach yoga! If you need some mental clarity, going to a yoga class is a great way to start. By doing yoga by the beach, you can also enjoy the beautiful views of sand, water, and sun.
There have been many studies that show how yoga can help relieve stress and anxiety. At the same time, there is also separate research showing how being near the water can be calming. So combining beach and yoga can be really powerful!
5. Go Fishing
Another calming activity that is almost meditative is fishing. Many people underestimate fishing as a boring activity. But if you think about it, fishing teaches you the value of patience. You also have to be observant and mindful of the environment.
It may not be as active as other outdoor activities, but fishing is a fun way to spend an afternoon during the summer. You can invite a friend or a loved one along, and you can have long, meaningful conversations while waiting for that great catch.
6. Start Your Own Vlog On YouTube
If you have any hobbies or interest, why not document it and start your own vlog on YouTube? if you love to cook, start a cooking vlog or if you love to travel, share your summer adventures.
If you’re not ready for YouTube yet, taking photos and posting them on your social media can also be a great photo diary of how you’re spending your summer. After the summer, you can look back at the memories and get reminded of these moments.
7. Volunteer At An Animal Shelter
A feel-good activity that is also fun is volunteering at an animal shelter. What’s not to love about spending time with some of the cutest creatures that walk on two or four legs?
Check online for nearby shelters where you can help out. This is a good idea for if you love animals but you don’t have a pet or can’t have one at home. Or if you’re thinking of getting your own pet, rescuing one from a shelter is a great option.
If you’re looking for fun summer activities that don’t involve drinking alcohol, this list is just the start! There are tons of fun and sober ways to enjoy your time during the warm months ahead. The best thing about these fun summer activities? You’ll stay healthy all summer long without being dragged down by alcohol.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse, help is available.
Contact Morningside Recovery by Lighthouse.