You and your family are heading to Bethany Beach! Woohoo! I bet everyone is so excited about your upcoming beach vacation.
I personally can attest to how much we all have going on in our everyday lives, so I can imagine your time at the beach is a welcomed summer necessity. It is a place of inspiration and feelings of awe. Time to get quiet, notice the waves, and enjoy the feel of the sand. Leave the stress of work and the world behind you.
Sounds so good, doesn’t it?
There’s a bit of planning to do when heading to the beach, items to gather and bring with you to ensure that you have a good, and safe time for all.
There’s the sand toys, towels, books to read, snacks, flip flops. phone/camera, and more to pack.
You’ll want to be prepared to have a great time and leave the beach feeling as good, or better than when you arrived.
Remembering these 3 things will help you with staying energized, and ready for continued fun times at Bethany Beach.
You want this to be a visit to remember, for all the right reasons. Don’t you?
3 things to remember for Summer 2019:
1. Water. I know, I know, there is water all around you. Here’s the thing, the sun is out, and the temperatures are climbing. It’s important to take in cool clean drinking water. Time in the heat and sun can be draining. Hydrating will help keep you feeling energized so you can enjoy your time at the beach. Eating tasty, juicy fruit from your local Bethany Beach fruit stands, such as watermelon or berries, can help to stay hydrated while out on the beach too.
2. Shade. Protect your skin, protect your eyes, and protect your scalp. When I mention shade here, I am talking about protective sun gear. Sunglasses, hats, cover-up, and towels. So many fun, stylish hats to wear for summer. Make this fun and functional. Find the shade that makes you feel good and comfortable.
Yes, there are benefits of the sun, it can help your mood, give you a little vitamin D boost, and more. The thing is, if we get too much it can be draining. Who wants to feel drained and sluggish while at the beach?
3. Practice mindfulness. If you enjoy taking pictures of all the beauty around you, great! Please remember to take in mindful moments of joy, fun, and family time too. Take in the visuals with the eyes and feel it with the heart.
The practice of mindfulness has many benefits such as promoting feelings of calm and reducing stress levels, along with helping one get better sleep. Oh, the sleep that one can experience after some enjoyable time out in nature on a beautiful beach. It’s so good!
Take a deep breath every now and then while at the beach. An intentional, deep breath while being fully aware of your surroundings. Take in the sights, smells, and sounds. Tap into the feeling of the sand and how it feels between your toes as the breeze comes across your face.
Also, it’s likely that if you are practicing mindfulness while at the beach you will be less likely to forget any of the above items mentioned and will feel less stressed with your beach planning adventures and beach vacation stay.
Precious memories are made at beaches. Enjoy your time at the beach and collect only good memories.
Bonus: if you’re in need of fun, fashionable, functional items, visit the Prickly Gal Boutique & Surf Shop in Millville, DE, or maybe a trip to the always fun Rehoboth Beach Outlets. There are plenty of shopping options in the area if you need to find something to help make your summer 2019 Bethany Beach vacation awesome.