It’s that time of year again where the clocks go forward an hour. While it’s a struggle to get out of bed the first few days, because losing out on an hour of sleep is a tough gig, at least you know the sun will be staying out for longer. However, after months of being cooped up inside (winter sure had a thing for Melbourne this year) it can be hard to remember what being outside feels like. Not to worry though, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite things to do outside with that extra hour of daylight:
- Evening walks - any chance to get that blood flowing, right? Being stuck in an office from 9-5 is pretty miserable. An evening walk - or jog if you are that way inclined - will a) get you breathing some fresh air, and b) help you unwind after a hard day’s work.
- Play summer sports — summer sports are a great way to be active and meet new people. We love to hit the tennis court as much as possible.
- Rooftop drinks! We can’t be exercising all the time - it’s about balance, kids. Get your girl gang together and head to your nearest rooftop bar because who doesn’t love sipping on some Aperol spritz on a balmy 20 - 30 something degree evening - Melbourne’s fling with winter will eventually end …
- Head to the beach or the pool - a questionable activity with spring not quite in full swing yet. But, as the weather warms up why not spend your extra daylight time chilling at the beach/pool, sipping on some of that Aperol spritz, or going for a dip in the ocean/pool.
- Tend to your plants - hear me out on this one, okay. While gardening is not exactly a fun thing to do (I for one am not a fan), having a few plants around will probably liven your place up. Showing them some love during that extra hour of sunlight will help your plants flourish, turning your place in to a peaceful, green (or colourful), paradise just in time for summer.
Let us know which of these activities you get up to and above all else, remember to #staywild