ENJOYING THE SUMMER AHEAD Posted on 23 Jul 08:00

The summer months can pass by so quickly so it is important to take a little time for yourself to enjoy this beautiful time of year. We have listed a few ideas to help you slow down this summer and enjoy the beautiful days that lie ahead.

PLAN YOUR TIME OFF WISELY
Begin with a list of all you'd like to accomplish this summer. The trick is to create a list with balance. We all have a mental note of what we'd like to tackle that could range from cleaning or organizing or even redoing an area of your home. And, that is great! The key though is to have a list of fun places that you’d love to visit as well or anything else for that matter that you would enjoy.

CREATE SPACE IN YOUR SCHEDULE
Enjoy the beautiful days this summer without over-planning. Give yourself the chance to read more, take a longer walk, exercise more. The key here is to allow more space in your schedule so you can focus on you.

ENJOY THE OUTDOORS
Time outdoors is good for us mentally and emotionally. It’s great to get out and smell the flowers, the freshly-cut grass, and to simply sit back and appreciate the natural world around us. Try walking out on your lunch break, eating dinner outdoors, making lunch dates somewhere where you can enjoy the weather. DON'T

FORGET ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS
What can be nicer than taking 10 minutes to sit outside with a cool drink appreciating the sun on your skin while listening to the birds sing and the sounds of the day moving around me. Think about what makes you happy and take the time for yourself. It could even be for a few minutes a day whether it be planting flowers, buying some new summer clothes to taking more time in taking care of your skin. Making a list will help you to achieve a successful and pleasurable summer ahead!