I hope you are enjoying these gorgeous summer days. You definitely deserve them after the long year you just endured. Summer is finally here and now you have 3 months to do whatever your heart desires!
While that is certainly the ideal scenario, it seems like it rarely happens that way. Whether you are back at home or in a completely foreign area, you most likely have some kind of obligation to work a seasonal job or be present for an internship. Maybe you are studying abroad or you have entered the workforce and started your first career. Regardless, you probably have some kind of responsibility this summer… which is awesome! But sometimes these tasks seem to interrupt the fun plans you set your mind on before the summer even began. This is super annoying and can even be destructive.
There is a reason why you thought long and hard about what you wanted to do during your summer break. It’s because you NEED a true vacation. After the year you had, it makes sense that you are craving a release. You owe it to yourself to follow through with your plans! It is truly important for your health.
- Take some time this week to write down all the goals you have for the summer. Be realistic, and don’t go overboard; but be sure to create a list of things you wouldn’t be able to do if it weren’t for the freedom that comes with the beautiful summer months.
- Follow through with this plan! I wasn’t lying before; these goals may be more important than you think. I truly believe that everyone deserves to take some time for themselves to do what they love or to try something new! You need this mentally, emotionally and physically if you want to be a better and healthier version of yourself.
It can be as simple as going to the gym 5 days a week or it can be as crazy as taking a month off to travel to a new and exciting place. Only you know what works best for you and your lifestyle. I can’t tell you what your goals should be, I can only recommend that you take the time to figure that out for yourself.
I hope that by the time the Fall comes around, you are able to look back on your summer and see a lot of positive experiences. You deserve nothing less.
|Stay motivated and never give up. Amazing things will happen|