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Summer is Flying By

July 22, 2011

It happens to me every year. I begin the summer with so many worthy tasks that I want to accomplish, yet before I know it, it is time to think about school. Before the last days slip away, I want to make sure I have truly taken opportunities to reflect, relax, and renew. If you have not taken care of these essentials, try some ideas from our book, From Surviving to Thriving.

Checklist for Summer – Personal

  • Make appointments for yearly exams—medical, dental, vision
  • Organize personal living space: closets, garage, basement, kitchen, storage areas
  • Set dates to reconnect with family and friends
  • Make a plan for exercise—consider golfing with buddy, walking with a friend, taking yoga classes on your own, or working with a personal trainer
  • Make a plan for nutrition—visit a local farmer’s market, take a cooking class, or just try some new recipes
  • Check out local resources in the community—library, museums, organizations, new restaurants and shops, athletic facilities, nature centers, parks
  • Volunteer in the local community—it may develop into a classroom service project
  • Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure,  and/or massage
  • Take golf lessons and play 18 holes with a friend
  • Lunch a new restaurant or take an evening cruise with friends
  • Take in a baseball game or attend a rodeo
  • Join a book club—check out the library or local bookstores for clubs in your area
  • Plan a vacation—whether it is two days or two weeks, plan time to get away

I’m on my way for a pedicure right now. Make the most of your day!

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