5 Ways to Make the Summer Count

Summer can be a challenging time to get a lot accomplished. The distraction of warm summer days, long evenings and holiday plans can put a pinch on productivity. What it does do is bring up a lot of new inspiring ideas. Here are a few ways that summer is sparking my creativity...

 Left to right: Yoga + meditation; enjoying a Coronado, California sunset; drawing + writing in Sequoia National Forest; road trip to Lake Winnepesaukee, New Hampshire; morning glory in the garden.

Left to right: Yoga + meditation; enjoying a Coronado, California sunset; drawing + writing in Sequoia National Forest; road trip to Lake Winnepesaukee, New Hampshire; morning glory in the garden.

1. Relax.
Taking it easy in the summer can be challenging as a business owner, but this summer I am letting go a bit more, enjoying a few more sunsets and relaxing into some outdoor activities.

2. Explore. 
It’s a good time for a road trip. Whether a short journey or a trip into another state, exploring a new area can bring great inspiration.

3. Connect.
The long summer days and the increased activities surrounding them get people out and connecting. Summer barbeques, family reunions or concerts in the park and other summer social events are great places to reconnect with your community.

4. Read, Write, Draw.
Summer reading lists used to feel like a chore, but now I savor a chance to sit quietly with a good book or find a quiet spot to write and draw.

5. Plant Seeds.
You don’t have to have a green thumb to take advantage of all the sunlight and summer heat. Summer is a good time to plant some seeds and watch them grow. Planting seeds can happen in the garden and also in business. With the right surroundings and a little encouragement you may be surprised what may come to life!