Work and Summer: Conflicting Words

There is

something

about the word

summer

that wakes up

our carefree

inner child!

But

WORK

shakes us

into

reality!

Grown-ups don’t get to have

summer vacation…really.

But hey silly,

Summer

is

a state of mind,

as well

as a

season.

YOU

have to make

summer!

Here are a few suggestions for starters:

1. Let the sun shine in.

Directions: As your alarm clock beeps, stumble to your window and open your curtains, blinds, or shades. Get back in bed and savor the morning summer sunshine for a few minutes. It is here longer than any other time of year.

2. Enjoy a lazy long stretch.

Directions: Place loose fists up to your neck, directly under your ears and stretch your elbows up and out, while arching your back. Stretch like a cat or a baby, and Yawn, Yawn, Yawn. Your body will love it and will help you do the rest.

3. Summer Day-Dream:

Directions: Take something tangible to work that triggers a fond summer memory. Put it by your computer or work desk where you can see it.

During your summer day, take a break for a day-dream, close your eyes, and think of every sense in that summer moment.What do you hear, taste, smell, see, feel…

What will you bring to daydream about?

Is it a…

Charleston  Chew candy bar

basket of blueberries

tiny jar of sand

rock from a hike

photo of your dog

4. Change up your norm–it’s summer!

Directions: Give yourself permission to lollygag.

a. Read or listen to that book you have been wanting to all year

b. Go for a electronically-naked walk. (A walk with only natural surprises)

c. Buy yourself a treat

d. Bring a sack lunch full of summer foods

g. Take time to chat with strangers

Remember

we

 make summer happen!

Have fun with it!

“It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most,

it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.” –Jean Webster

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