What’s The Hot Girl Summer Hype All About? Here are 7 Tips to Owning Your Summer

Hey guys!

Summer 2020 wasn’t the greatest. I mean, I think we did an amazing job making the best of it, but I still think we have A LOOTTT of making up to do this summer. Even though things still aren’t 100% normal, I’ve decided that this is our year. Our HOT GIRL SUMMER.

Okay. So what exactly is a Hot Girl Summer?! It’s not what you might think. Megan Thee Stallion, who coined the term, describes it as being unapologetically you. It has nothing to do with actually being “hot” in a sexually attractive way. It has everything to do with mindset. Attitude. Confidence. It’s inclusive of all genders, races, and cultures.

Having a Hot Girl Summer means you decide to be your true and full self, without fear or reservation of what others might think. Confidence is everything, and we are ALL hot girls.

We learned last year that you never know what can happen, how plans can change, and how life can take a turn. So let’s commit to OWNING the hot girl that we all are! Here’s the big question though – HOWWWW do we make this happen? How do we make this year our Hot Girl Summer?!

I have some tips for you, to make it happen. Let’s get to work!

1. Join me for the Hot Girl Summer Sculpt

If you haven’t heard about the #HotGirlSummerSculpt yet, or you’re on the fence about joining – This is PERFECT timing!

Basically, it’s two weeks of working out together and fueling up with foods that will make us feel amazing. When this challenge ends, we’ll have a new sense of confidence and momentum to drive us right into our Hot Girl Summer.

Physically, you’ll get stronger. Mentally, you’ll learn about yourself and transform your mindset.

We start TODAY (May 3rd)!!! Here is everything you need to get going.

2. Do things that make you HAPPY

What are some thing you love to do, but you’re sacrificing for one reason or another? What fills your cup?

I want you to prioritize at least one of those things. If you love running, dancing, reading, painting, writing, time with your friends, cooking, bingeing Netflix, being outdoors, meditating, yoga, drinking coffee or tea in silence, going to the farmer’s market… WHATEVER you know you love and miss.

Make. It. Happen. No excuses.

It’s easy to feel like we don’t have time for ourselves, or that something else is more important. But doing what you love is key to being you! And this summer, YOU are a priority.

3. Go after your goals

We all have a goal that sits in the back of our mind, because we let fear keep it there.

Bring it to the front of your mind, and think about what’s holding you back. It doesn’t matter how big or small the goal is. It could be going after a new career or it could be organizing your closet. It doesn’t matter! Going after a goal is a service to ourselves. It helps us grow and learn and usually – discover new goals.

SO I’ll say it again – what is holding you back?

4. Try something new

NOW is the time to try something new! “Stuck” was a pretty common feeling in 2020, so let’s get out of our comfort zones a little bit this year, shall we?!

It can be as big as learning a new skill or traveling something new. Or, it can be as small as trying out a new grocery store (honestly this is super exciting to me). No matter what you decide to do, change is REFRESHING even if it’s a little uncomfortable at first. There’s no way to know for sure if you’re going to love something unless you try, right?!

5. Be a little selfish

Are you seeing a trend here? Having a Hot Girl Summer is all about YOU!

Being “selfish” gets a bad rap. But I think being a litttttle selfish is just necessary. In order to love yourself and give yourself permission to let your true self shine, you have to do you.

Of course this doesn’t mean only think about yourself all the time. I’m saying find some balance! Stop worrying about what everyone else wants for dinner 100% of the time. What do YOU want?

So many of us want to please everyone 100% of the time. It’s me. I’m everyone. But I had to learn at some point that pleasing everyone is impossible, and I couldn’t put all of my energy into something that I can’t control.

So do your best, be kind, take care of yourself, and as Megan says – Be unapologetically you!

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6. Talk to yourself

No one knows you quite like YOU! You know your strengths, your fears, and the work you put in that others might not see.

But even though you know, doesn’t mean that you give yourself credit. Does that make sense?! We know how amazing we are, yet we’re also our own worst critic. And we need to stop it.

Positive self-talk feels a little awkward at first. It can be straight-up uncomfortable. But it’s necessary! And really, you think to yourself all day long. And if you struggle with confidence, you’re ALREADY talking to yourself – in a negative way. 

So change the narrative! If it feels too weird to literally talk out loud to yourself, try meditating or journaling. Whatever you do, keep it positive. Brag on yourself and don’t hold back. It takes repetition and practice to become comfortable with this. But every time you do it, you’re building confidence.

7. Let go of comparison

I’m always reminding you that “comparison is the thief of joy.”

And it’s sooooo true. Nothing makes you doubt yourself more than constant comparison to others. And with social media, we are surrounded by seemingly “perfect” people and scenarios to compare ourselves to.

So here’s your Hot Girl Summer homework:

Check your surroundings. Start with the social media accounts you follow.

Who brings you joy and inspires you? – keep following.

Who makes you feel like you’re not good enough? Makes you doubt yourself? – Unfollow.

Social media really is just a pretty picture most of the time. We have no time to be following anyone who isn’t transparent and authentic. We need to surround ourselves with people who lift us up and inspire us.

Next, think about your social circle.

Are you addicted to comparing yourself to your friends and loved ones? Do you feel like everyone else has it together and you’re just struggling to tread water? It’s time to change your mindset!

It’s not always easy, but you have to CHOOSE to see what you’re capable of and what you’ve accomplished already. If you’re always trying to find where the grass may be greener, you’ll never feel satisfied!

Of course, it’s always good to have the drive to grow, improve, and do more. For me, that feeling never stops. But at some point, I had to change my mindset to do those things for me, and not to keep up with what everyone else was doing. THAT is the difference that will bring out your Hot Girl.

So there you have it – your treasure map to the Hot Girl Summer you deserve!!! 

If you really wanna get the ball rolling with me, get started with the #HotGirlSummerSculpt! Download your guide and join me HERE!

This summer is going to be AMAZING!!

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  1. Grace-Lynn says:

    Hi I’m Grace-Lynn and I was wondering if you you could do a 30 Day Glow Up Challenge. Please and Thank You.

  2. Alice says:

    Thanks for sharing. I found a lot of interesting information here. A really very thankful and hopeful that you will write many more posts like this one.

  3. Nancy says:

    Thanks for your blog I did very well in lockdown!

  4. Sandra says:

    Hi Cassey,
    I didn’t know where to hit to you up about this. I think it would be a cool idea to do something like the “1000 crunch challenge” but with arms. It would be extremely difficult to do 1000 pushups but something to slowly built arm strength. The crunch challenge really helped me to build my core strength, better than anything I’ve ever done in that matter, that’s why I thought it would be cool to do smilier thing with arms. Just an idea.
    I hope you are well and healthy.
    Best regards,

  5. Bhadra says:

    Yes I am in

  6. These are amazing workout tips. I have long hours job and I don’t get time to go to the gym.

  7. Kayla says:

    Hi! Does the skillet actually call for 2 bell peppers thinly sliced? Checking cuz looked like I’m cooking for a few!

    1. Ann Jensen says:

      Yeah i was wondering about that too. A few of the meals seem like a lot of food!