Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Friday, June 7, 2002
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
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.
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?
Summer + Planning + Prioritizing
"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