Fireflies. Popsicles. Backyard barbeques. Oh, how I love summer—and it’s here.
The other day while I was doing my thang on the treadmill, I was thinking about setting goals for myself. And, I thought about how I would make the most of my summer. I don’t like to wait until January 1st to think about goal setting. Why should we?
So, I want to ask you a very important question: How are you going to make the most of your summer?
I asked this question on Twitter, and here are the responses that I got:
Are you going to stop working early to spend quality time with your children who are home from school? Are you going to set intense work goals, because you want your business to be rocking by the fall? Are you preparing to do a lot of craft shows? Are you going to finally commit to working on your craft or artistry every single day for at least one hour?
You need a plan.
Once you have a plan, you can take action on that plan and make it happen. Even if your goal is to not work any weekends during the summer so you can enjoy it more, you need to know that this is your goal before you can achieve it.
Don’t let the summer slip away. Don’t be one of those people who say, “I can’t believe 3 months have passed. I didn’t get anything done that I wanted to do.”
Take at least 20 minutes today to brainstorm what you’d like to do this summer. Think about personal and business goals—and then schedule to make it happen. If you really want to visit a friend who lives two hours away, call her and set a date. If you want to get 25 new items listed on Etsy, set a weekly goal that’ll help you accomplish this.
Wanna know how I’m going to make the most of my summer?
I’m going to work extra hard on my business during the day, and enjoy the evenings with my husband, dogs, friends, and family. I’m going to attend a wedding in New York that I’m sure will be magical and enjoy every second of it. I’m a hopeless romantic, so I love weddings. I’m going to be extremely picky about the things that I say, “yes” to—my go to response for everything extra will be “no.” I’m going to work on two new projects on a daily basis to ensure they reach lift off. I’m going to take off most weekends, travel to see my parents in Richmond, and take photographs every day.
Now, it’s your turn. If you didn’t respond to me on Twitter, let me know how you’re going to make the most of your summer in the comments below.