The fireworks of July 4th may have faded but hopefully their crackle and boom ignited your summer mode into full throttle. We all know how quickly summer passes us by, and so this would be the time to plan for it to be a memorable one. Now.
Summer bucketlists tend to be lofty initially, but all too often, as the heat and humidity rises, so does the procrastination.
So what does your ideal summer look like?
Of course there is no right or wrong answer, it’s more about your priorities and being aware of your productivity capacities. How well do you know yourself?
- Are you more or less motivated in the Summer?
- In what months do you tend to be more active or more lazy?
- Do you see summer as a time to complete projects? Or do you view summer as a giant vacation?
- Do you find that your time-management is easier or more challenging in the summer?
- How do you even measure productivity?
Overall, productivity levels vacillate day to day, but they can also vary from month to month and season to season, depending on the individual’s life rhythm.
Most people enjoy being outdoors in the summertime and so, no matter the activity (work or pleasure) it will be done outside. On a beautiful summer day, fewer people would probably opt to clean out an interior closet or a steamy attic. Likewise, more people might be inclined to clean-out the garage, mow the lawn, wash the car, or plant the flowers while enjoying the sunshine.
One sure thing is that the summer days are fleeting. It’s not too late to create a bucketlist if you haven’t yet done so. Do something awesome this summer. Take advantage of the gorgeous weather. Make your days count before Labor Day.
Eliminate regrets with this helpful exercise: Rather than considering and weighing the summer goals ahead of you, perhaps work backyards. Pretend that tomorrow is the end of summer and think about what that would feel like? Did you accomplish all that you hoped to?
Now reclaim that time. What will you put on your summer radar now? Get going…time is awastin’.