What do you love about summer and what stresses you out about it?

The MixThe Mix Staff teamPosts: 1,216 Admin
Hey everyone,

Summer is presented to the world as a fun loving, happy and sun-filled time (be it in the media, an advert for a new drink or by one of your mates on snapchat). But we suspect it can be just as tough as any other time in the year - and may even have its own unique pressures, problems and challenges.

We're looking to find out what you love about the summer - specifically the things you're most looking forward to and the things that you do in the summer that make you happy?

We're also keen to hear about the things that might worry, stress you out or get you down during the summer months?

All the best,


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  • Jacob101Jacob101 Rampant Poster Posts: 672 Incredible Poster
    What stresses me mostly is the pressure to be outside but also body image in terms of clothing.
    What i like about summer is lighter nights.
  • FloxyFloxy Posts: 227 Two little ducks
    I love summer in Mallorca. The long sunny days and warm evenings, the friendly locals who will help me out any time, my neighbour who helped me last weekend when I had a meltdown when my partner left me, but I can't stand the thunderstorms, the wind that comes with them (like a the mistral in France), and the massive hailstones that can fall. I hate the cockroaches that come out at night, thankfully not in my house! And I dislike booze-bellied foul mouthed tourists. Everyone does.
  • HannHann Meme Queen Posts: 3,405 Ultimate Poster
    Love - when we often get thunderstorms, ice cream
    Hate - all sorts of bugs, everything about the heat, noisy neighbours being outside, long nights
  • ShaunieShaunie On a break Posts: 1,128
    Love - not feeling as cold, flowers, summer songs make happy, sitting in my garden & getting fresh air instead of being stuck in bed, trying to tan, buying summer clothes,being more drawn to the healthier foods & fruits - for some reason - which yeah makes someone feel lil bit better than eating shit all the time.

    Hate -getting too hot, humid, getting too tired, going on social media then feeling alone and more depressed when see people having lives, feeling bad for not doing anything, longer days, more people outside in public areas make me more anxious, wasps, constant anxiety or parniod that may start randomly sweating or smell, other people getting agitated and moody from the heat, people moaning its too hot 24/7, having no money cause i complusively buy too many summer clothes when summer is basically a week😒, feeling fat in the clothes anyway, body image pressure, just being stressed & alone
  • FloxyFloxy Posts: 227 Two little ducks
    I love summer flowers like petunias and my favourites, forget-me-nots like my avatar. Also lavenders and rosemary come into flower fron now onwards into August. The downside is being in the flight path of summer bees, so we are re-positioning the lavender so as not get buzzed at on the patio.
  • AlyKatAlyKat Posts: 8 Newbie
    Love: The beach is one of the places I feel comfortable at to relax. I go to smaller beaches.
    Hate: Humidity
  • AzzimanAzziman Posts: 140 Two little ducks
    I love most things about summer - it's warm, sunny, lots of greenery and wildlife around, and people all look much happier!

    I don't appreciate every insect in the neighbourhood finding a home in my room though haha xD
  • FloxyFloxy Posts: 227 Two little ducks
    Azziman wrote: »
    I don't appreciate every insect in the neighbourhood finding a home in my room though haha xD

    Fix a sill on the bottom of your back and front doors. And a mozzie net in your window(s) you keep open the most. A sill though will stop them and ordinary fly spray kills most bugs.
  • Lucy307Lucy307 Posts: 207 Two little ducks
    Love - fresh air, not having to wrap up, making day plans with friends, saving money just sitting in parks. beer gardens, longer days & light
    Hate - hayfever, feeling sweaty and bloated because of the heat but having to wear less!
  • louisa982louisa982 Posts: 256 Rampant Poster
    The heat stresses me out 
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