Setting Summer Goals
I write this post as the beginning of summer approaches. I look forward to each summer as though I were a school child with a summer break instead of a physician with a steady job. All the same it is a special time, when children are more available, and when people are happily vacationing. We get an especially big dose of this spirit since we host guests in a vacation rental. They remind us of what summer is all about: excitement family, relaxation and adventure.
To make sure you get all you can out of the summer, I suggest you plan. I suggest this since I am doing the same thing for myself right now.
No matter your job, no matter your income, you should make sure to refresh yourself in this most sparkling of seasons.
1. Make a list of your summer goals. Make sure to include your goals in the following areas:
- Fitness- Set realistic SMART goals for fitness. Make sure to incorporate active summer sports into these goals. Likewise, plan ahead to get fit before that big hike, so you can enjoy it best.
- Nutrition and Culinary- Make dishes you want to cook, eat and share, especially with fresh summer produce.
- People goals- Who do you want to see this summer ? Make time for reconnecting.
- Project goals
Home improvement, garden, artistic- Take a summer themed classes, like water colors. Do some gardening. I believe everyone should garden, even if it is a nice tomato pot on the porch.
Activities- Take advantage of the out of doors and the company of your kids.
Staycations and Vacations - You can make time special right where you live, or strike out on the trail, for all day or all month as your circumstances allow.
2. Consider making use of a wall calendar that comprises the whole summer. Block out the time so your goals are realistic. Leverage your available technology to communicate and coordinate with others in your group of family and friends.
3. Document your summer so you can best enjoy your memories later. Use photo, video, journalling, paper and mixed media scrapbooking or even digital scrapbooking.