What is a 'Hot Girl Summer' and Why You Should Plan One

In this blog, we’ll dive deep into the essence of this empowering movement, exploring its origins, meanings, and implications. From embracing self-confidence to prioritising self-care and seizing the moment, “Hot Girl Summer” embodies a mindset of living boldly and unapologetically. 

Join us as we celebrate the spirit of liberation and empowerment it represents, and discover why embarking on your own “Hot Girl Summer” adventure as a university student might just be the ultimate act of self-love and liberation.

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Where did the term Hot Girl Summer come from?

“Being a Hot Girl is about being unapologetically YOU, having fun, being confident, living YOUR truth, being the life of the party etc,” said Megan Thee Stallion. 

The term “Hot Girl Summer” originated from American rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s 2019 hit song of the same name.

This term has a similar meaning to many popular trends like that girl, glow-ups and so many more!

It’s a celebration of confidence, self-love, and empowerment, encouraging women to embrace their individuality and enjoy life to the fullest, in this case, during the summer months.

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How can you plan a Hot Girl Summer?

Planning a hot girl summer is planning to become the best and most confident version of yourself. This could mean different things for different people but we have listed a couple of ways in which you can have a fulfilling summer. 

Start Journalling

One of the best ways to identify how you can grow in different aspects of your life is by evaluating where you are now. A great way to self-reflect is journaling!

Journaling doesn’t necessarily have to be listing down every single thing you do in a day, despite that being a common misconception. 

You can use journaling prompts to understand what stage of your life you are at and what things you would like to improve. These can be small habits like waking up earlier each day and even habits like tackling social anxiety

This can literally be any and EVERY aspect of life that you would like to grow and improve on!

Person Journalling

Start being more active

It is really important to take care of your physical health just as much as your mental health. Summer can be the time that you start being active in ways that you enjoy. 

This doesn’t mean that you will have to force yourself to do physical activity for the sake of being active but rather find activity that you enjoy doing. You can then slowly find ways to incorporate that into your daily life even after summer!

There are so many new and exciting activities that can keep you active if the gym is not for you. You can consider running outdoors, swimming, badminton, yoga and so many other amazing options!

Girl exercising at home

Take a break from social media

We know how dreadful it sounds to take a break from social media, especially during your break at university. But trust us when we tell you that disconnecting from your phone periodically can significantly boost your memory and help you gain clarity. 

We are so used to distracting ourselves with several different forms of media. While distraction might seem good for a short while, reducing how much you consume media can help you live more consciously which can further improve the quality of your life in the long run! 

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Read More Books

A great way to learn about new and different concepts is by learning books. So if you have a thirst for knowledge and want a new form of entertainment that is not social media, then books will be your best friend. 

You will not only be able to learn so much but you can also challenge your thoughts and beliefs about so many topics through books which can further help you have a well-rounded idea of the world around you. 

Regardless of your interest, you will definitely be able to find a book that sparks your interest. Read this blog on Inspirational Women Empowerment Books To Read This Women’s Day for inspiration!

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Learn a new skill

What better way to challenge yourself than to learn a new skill? 

This can be anything from learning a new language or even learning to play a new instrument. You can pick up anything that you have been wanting to try or have been too scared to start.

The whole idea behind this is to challenge yourself, which can help boost your self-confidence, which is ultimately the meaning behind having a hot girl summer! 

Read this blog on 25 Hobbies You Can Start at Home—Today for inspiration

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Embrace Spontaneity 

Another great way to have a memorable summer is by embracing spontaneity. 

This means everything from last-minute plans to sudden opportunities, meeting new people and so much more. 

It is human nature to want to have things planned but saying yes to spontaneous opportunities just might end up being the best decision you have ever made!

So this summer, say yes more (while staying safe) and stray away from finding excuses!

A group of friends laughing and having fun

Set Goals for the rest of the year

Hot girl summer doesn’t have to be something that you retire once summer is over. It can be something that you enjoy throughout the year where you can try to embody self-confidence and liberation!

This is why creating goals for the rest of the year can be very helpful. Whether it is academic goals, or personal ones, having a clear list of what you would like to achieve can help you carry yourself with certainty and confidence. 

At the end of the day, it is all about the long-lasting positive impact this movement can have on you that can help you achieve all your dreams and goals without fear!

Girl working on her laptop and taking notes

In conclusion, Hot Girl Summer is more than just a catchy phrase – it’s a mindset of self-confidence, empowerment, and embracing life to the fullest. By planning your own Hot Girl Summer, you’re not only celebrating your individuality but also prioritising self-care, adventure, and meaningful connections. 

Whether it’s trying new experiences, fostering friendships, or simply embracing your authentic self, a Hot Girl Summer is an opportunity to shine bright and live boldly. So, why wait? Start planning your Hot Girl Summer today and embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and unforgettable memories.

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