HOW TO MAKE THE SUMMER LAST
Time flies when you’re not paying attention.
Before you know it, vacations will be over, it’s back to school, and we’re no longer complaining of the relentless heat. To make time last, stop rushing to the next and start being in the now.
If your thoughts are always in the past or in the future, the moment is lost, and “only this actual moment is life,” says Thich Nhat Hanh, who also suggests “when we are sucked away into the future, we are incapable of living one minute of life.”
When you catch yourself lost in thoughts and not living now, say “stop!” to those thoughts and look around for ways to engage in the moment.
Putting off what we know makes us happy, healthy and calm, or only committing to self-growth half-heartedly, makes us incredibly unhappy.
What are those little steps that maintain your sanity and keep your body feeling good? What really works to give you glowing skin and a glowing soul?
Develop a routine and treat it like the most important part of your day, not something to be skipped when you’re tired or over-obligated. You’re worth the time it takes every day for proper self-care.
Don’t waste precious time later trying to recover from the impact of neglect; invest in yourself now!
Every day is a chance to create the life you want.
When you wake up, decide the mood you will have, the way you expect people to treat you, the way you intend to treat others, and what you will accomplish.
Keep a Journal of Intent. Write 5 things you intend to do and 5 things you intend to get rid of. Phrase it in the present tense.
“Today I am slow to react. I finish 3 items on my to-do list. Today I get rid of fear of what people think of me. I get rid of ruminating thoughts about _____.”
You will be surprised how quickly you can turn around a situation or thought when you have deliberately decided how your day will unfold.
“It’s never too late to be the you you might have been.” George Eliot
What do you fancy yourself as, but haven’t allowed the time or space to nourish and flourish? What did you want to try this summer that’s really you?
What makes you unique, but that you hide a little bit because people might think you’re a bit kooky? Revel in it!
The season and our lives will slip, slip away and before we know it, the stuff that truly make us who we are gets completely pushed aside by “life” and we start to hardly recognize ourselves.
Don’t let another day slip away without delving into your passions, expressing your deep nature and connecting to what makes you feel alive.