Summertime...and the Memories are Waiting

| June 21, 2019
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 A summertime full of memories in 3 easy steps...

Time has a way of sneaking up on us. Spring fades to the dog days of summer overnight. Then you blink and can’t seem to remember where the whole summer went. When you look back on 2019, what would have made this the best summer yet?

1. CREATE YOUR “MUST-DO” LIST

Not sure what to do?  Click here for a brainstorming page to get you started.  There are also other unlimited ideas that can be found online - suggestions for trips, events, attractions, or even stay-at-home activities for all ages. Plus, there is usually a local calendar section to be found in your city or community newsletter. Don’t forget to ask your family and friends what is on their summer bucket list.

2. PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR

This is the most important step!  A wish becomes a goal when it shows up in writing. Ever notice when you bump into a friend you haven’t seen in a while and mention that you really should get together some time, yet it never seems to actually happen…because it never made it on the calendar. First, scribble in any obligations, holiday plans, family traditions, and other prescheduled events. Then grab a bright colored pen and add some formality to your new wish list of activities.  Life happens so don't forget to leave some unscheduled squares.

3. GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION

Lastly, spend a few minutes thinking through and discussing the time and money needed for each of your newly planned activities and then figure out a way to make it happen. Fun and leisure time are an important part of keeping balance in our lives and gives us a chance to truly re-create while we recreate.  It’s okay to take some time away. The time is going to pass anyway, you may as well enjoy it. Enjoy some of the fruits of your labors.  Research has shown that people who spend money on experiences rather than material items are happier and feel that the money is better spent. 

Make the most of the sunny days & create lasting memories

to cherish for years to come.

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