This summer, we’re encouraging every woman to #getinthewater: stop worrying about what you look like, what someone else might think, or waiting until you have the perfect body, and just get out there and start having fun! We’re here to stomp on those excuses and instead, give you 7 reasons to get in the water while the weather’s warm.
1. It’s fun!
There’s no question that jumping in the pool or running into the ocean is a lot more fun than sitting on the sidelines. So stop wishing you were brave enough, pull out your squirt gun, and have some fun!
2. You’ll make memories with family & friends
You won’t remember the days you only dipped your toes in the water, but you will remember the ones you went cliff-diving, water-skiing, or even just played a game of Marco Polo in the pool. And guess what – your friends or family will remember how much fun they had with you, too!
3. You’ll regret it if you don’t
Have you ever gotten home from an activity and thought, “I’m so glad I didn’t participate in that?” Chances are, probably not. Getting out there and living each day to the fullest leads to a fulfilling life, and you can’t say you lived it to the fullest if you were sitting on the sidelines!
4. It’s good for you
Depending on what activity you’re doing, swimming can be great exercise or just help you destress. Sitting in hot springs helps detoxify your body as well. There’s really nothing that compares to the feeling of being completely submerged in water – it’s a little second of weightlessness, adrenaline, and euphoria.
5. You’ll face your fears
Once you get the nerve to get in the water, there’s no telling what you might do next! Facing one fear, no matter how small, can help you gain the courage to face something a little bigger or more scary next time.
6. You’ll gain confidence
Along with number 5, facing your fears and anxieties gives you confidence! Taking off your cover up at the pool and realizing that yes, you can do this and no one is there to judge you, will give you a little boost of self-assurance and trust us: it feels good.
7. It’s an excuse to put on a cute swimsuit
Do you really need any other reason? Putting on a cute swimsuit is one of life’s great joys, in our opinion. So what are you waiting for? Grab the suit that catches your eye, and #getinthewater!