It’s that time of the year when hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, weather gets hotter, and laughs get louder. It’s SUMMER! Summer has its hidden Gems, just like everything in your life. Well here’s a secret. Summer is there for you not only as a gap for relaxation, but it’s a blessing thrown down on all of us that holds the power to change us from within. So the next time you feel like you are bored, bound within the four walls of your house, and the sun is peeping through your window, know that there is something you are missing out on!
The sun holds powers beyond imagination. According to the World Book Encyclopedia, “about 126 trillion horsepower is sent to earth,” dividing the converted value of 9.4 × 1016 watts by 2 × 10−9 gives a total power of 4.7 × 1025 watts. This information may be deemed irrelevant however it is an overview of the blessing we encounter every day for 350 out of 365 days a year. The sun brings upon life, sustains it, and renews it. And so it does to you. For every 10 minutes you miss in the sun, you are missing 10,000 international units of vitamin D intake. It is unreal the amount of therapy you can find in this round yellow medicine. It has been shown that anxiety and depression rates decrease during summer and that is mostly related to the weather.
The sun helps regulate daily plans, and the dark skies that hold nothing but gloom are no longer feared. It supplies closure at the end of the day, and a motivation at the beginning. The next time you are facing the sun, close your eyes, and absorb all that energy in. There is unimaginable power in everything around you and it’s your job to decipher that power and abuse it to your favor. Befriend the mass that will probably accompany you for the rest of your life.
This cohesive liquid surrounds you everywhere. It is the main component of your existence. Respect it, love it, and make it a crucial part of your day. Whether it is in your cup, mixed with some lemon juice and sugar, or in the sea mixed with fish and salt, water has therapeutic abilities. A dip in clean salt water can change the course of your bodily functions. Go alone, go with friends, go under the water, let your hair loose, look into the farthest point into the horizon, and take a breath, exhaling all that is built up of fumes and toxicity. It has been shown that any bodily ache decreases in summer; headache rate decrease, rare signs of the common flu, skin acne buffers out. Water is a God Given blessing that acts as a multi-dimensional medicine. Use it well. Use it to its fullest abilities.
Now is the time to go out and explore. Often we find ourselves prisoners to migraines, mood swings, or even the stress of submitting an overdue paper. All these factors captivate our souls into the deepest abyss, and bound us to the reality of our minimal freedom. Summer is here to help, giving us the time to exercise silence. But one thing you ought to remember, throughout whatever you wish to do; have time for yourself. Set your body at ease with merely 10 minutes of deep breathing wherever you are. Look into the farthest point close your eyes, and smile. You’re already relaxed. Feel every oxygen molecule reviving your deprived cells. Feel your body take the shock of nature and its grandness.
You are powerful, you just never been alone or silent to hear what your body is telling you. Now Is the Time.
It was beautiful communicating this to you. Be joyful, be Good different, and have a wonderful summer.
– Linda Panjarian
Political Science student. Avid lover of debate, fervorous conversations and sports. I wake up at 5 am to run & play candy crush. They say I am funny (depends ..). Recently I have learned that being GOOD different, and exercising those differences, adds to the beautifully drawn masterpiece of this world.