3 Things You Can Do To Stop Summer From Passing You By…

Is summer flying by quicker than you’d like? It’s always hard to look back at the season and feel the regret of not having accomplished what you had planned. However, summer should be a time of fun and relaxation. Vacations, family visits and projects you’ve been meaning to finish may take up most of your summer vacation, leaving you with that “where did the time go?” feeling.

Below are just a few simple steps that you can take to make the summer last just a little bit longer!

Put down the electronics

You’d be surprised at the time we spend staring at our smart phone as we mindlessly thumb through social media accounts. Or, you may take your laptop with you to the park or pool to catch up on some work while your children or grandchildren play. Most of the time spent “catching up” on work is not productive due to constant distractions. Leave your laptop at home and put down your phone. Look up and observe what is going on around you. It can be much more beautiful than a post about what some stranger ate at a restaurant!

Do something different

Being stuck in a rut is draining and exhausting. Bring new life to your day by changing it up a bit. It doesn’t have to be drastic. Summer days are longer. If you drive to work early, summer may be the one time of the year that it’s light outside. Take a different route to work and observe what you see. Make small adjustments in how you go about your daily life. Eat lunch at the kitchen table instead of in front of the TV. Go for a quick walk. Any little change can be invigorating!

Try and Fail

Try doing that one thing you have always wanted to do and smile if you should fail. Whether it be painting, writing, learning a new language, pottery, or anything else try it! Once you’ve given it a shot stand back and look at it. It may not be perfect, but at least you attempted it! I guarantee the satisfaction you feel of having completed something you have always wanted to do will far outweigh the look of your novice attempt. And who knows? You may try it again and again and get really good at it!

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Jason Miller