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Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Friday, June 7, 2002

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How to Savor the Summer

A question that I have been asked several times recently is, "How can I enjoy the summer more?" It can be difficult to enjoy the summer and not let it pass without as much as seeing a butterfly, but it takes planning and commitment. To make more time in the summer, be clear on what you really want and then make it a priority. I also suggest:

Make a list of your three top priorities. Check your list against what you are really doing. If they don't match up you are either not being honest with what is a priority or there needs to be some changes.

Schedule in the fun things that you want to do. If your child has a soccer game on Tuesday evenings, put it in your planner. Things that are written down are more likely to happen. Also, treat your personal appointments like you would business appointments. Don't cancel them unless an emergency comes up.

Summer is a great time to take one-day vacations. Take a vacation day and go to the zoo with your kids, the park, or stay home and enjoy doing nothing. Taking a few one-day vacations can energize you and help to make the summer feel like it last just a little bit longer.

Coaching

Summer can be a great time to have fun in the sun and get out and enjoy yourself or it can be just another time of year. It's up to you. If it is important for you to enjoy the summer, make it a priority. Decide what you want to do, write it down and plan it out. Create goals around what is the most important thing for you during the summer months and then check off your goals as you accomplish them.

Create a summer fun plan. Write down the three things you will do this summer, by when, and with whom. Once you know what you want to do, write down all the steps you need to take to accomplish the goal. By doing this, you will put some action behind your plan. Don't just wish for a fun summer. Create one.

What are you doing this summer?

Daily Success Formula

Summer + Planning + Prioritizing = Fun

Quotes

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." James Dent

"Do what we can, summer will have its flies." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school." Peter De Vries

Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee

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