• Brett

Winning the Summer

[This is the second part of a two part summer blog series. You can read Part One Here.]

It’s hot out, things are busy and traveling is fun but seems like it got expensiver (I know not a word but that is how it feels) How does that happen? Shut everything down then raise the prices when you open up. Not cool.

I hope this summer has been a great time of refreshment and relief for you, but even if it hasn’t yet, it still can be.

Without much more ado here are 4 ways to win the rest of the summer.

1) Insist on Including – Don’t settle for only spending time alone. I realize some are more introverted and actually recharge best by themselves but the reason you recharge is so you can re-engage.

Spend time with people you care about.

Go the movies (check out the upcoming Mt Ridge Drive-in Indoor Movie Night),

play some games, jump in the pool, go camping or take a quick weekend trip somewhere cooler, but make sure you go with family or friends.

Living in isolation showed us we all NEED other people for mental and spiritual health and for the simple things. It is more fun when there is more than one!

2) Do what you were going to do that you still haven’t done – Are you a list maker? Like a

bucket list; a list of things you want to learn, experiences you want to have, places you want to go. Well...go, learn, do!

You’re smart. Figure out how to make it happen. All those things will remain as good ideas until you put some action to it.

My wife and I have a list of life goals. Most of them are experiences more than achievements, but they are things that are important to us. Some goals are financial, some are travel, some are family and some are spiritual. Every year we sit down and decide what are the things we can do this year, what do we want to do in the next 2-3 years and what are the still out there someday things.

Ever since we started this we have enjoyed checking off 3-4 big things every year. We are living more life because of it.

Summer is the perfect time to do what you were going to do but still haven’t done!

3) Figure out th