My dear friends of Steem.
I hope everyone takes proper care of themselves and their family on these hot summer days. In some places in India, the temperature is more than 45 degrees centigrade with very high humidity.
Just imagine the condition of the people who are working outdoors. To survive on their daily needs, they have to tolerate this scorching heat, and if they get sick, their family will be in crisis.
There was a month-long holiday during the summer when I was at school. But there was also a half-yearly examination just after the summer vacation. So, the last 10 to 15 days were a terror time for me as I had to compensate for my missed studies during the first fortnight of the holidays.
The first 15-20 days were to fulfil my hobbies of playing football, eating mangos, sleeping on the wet floor with a naked body in the afternoon (as I was not having an air conditioner at that time), playing carrom with friends in the evening and listening to the light music on the radio or tape recorder at night.
During my graduation and post-graduation times, these hobbies changed in the summer. One thing was common, and that was playing football. The added were playing table tennis and volleyball. One more hobby growing at that time was reading different types of books.
There were no holidays during this time, but as the daylight was for a more extended period, I had enough time to fulfil my other hobby of watching day street dramas in different parts of Kolkata, West Bengal, and India.
As time passes, the Summer hobbies have changed. Visiting the hill stations like Darjeeling, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand in Summer times has become a hobby. Viewing the beautiful Himalayas and the nature around the hills sensitizes me for more.
While staying in residence, the summer hobbies got changed to gardening, looking at the flowers, cleaning the aquarium, walking for an hour in the evening on the rooftop, having cold tea or ice creams, having an hour nap on holidays afternoon with the help of the air conditioner and reading some thoughtful books.
Summer hobbies have become different at different ages, evident in my thought. As per our thought process and accordingly, generation sometimes derives hobbies.
But, one thing must constantly be having a hobby throughout the year, and as per me, it is a positive approach to any situation.
Thank you very much for going through my post and your suggestions, appreciation and encouragement.
Stay Safe, Healthy and with a positive frame of mind.