Summer’s almost here. When we were kids summer was about freedom. No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks, as the song goes. When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time at the beach. My friends and I threw little rocks at big rocks. If the little rocks broke that meant they were petrified dinosaur eggs. We kicked over logs to see if anything cool lived under them. We climbed trees and used three backyards for neighborhood games of tag.
What does summer mean to you now? A slowdown in business? Spending more time keeping your kids entertained? Money worries? Stress from trying to plan the perfect vacation? I say it’s time to take back summer. Why should kids have all the fun?
The business slowdown happens across most of industries. Instead of using the time to berate yourself for not preparing enough, not marketing enough, not trying hard enough, use the time to catch up on all those projects that piled up. Catch up on your reading. Thats business book you’ve been meaning to read. That fiction you never have time for. Finally schedule something self-indulgent, like a massage or a facial.
If you’re a mama, instead of letting your kids have all the fun outside running in the sprinkler, join them. If you’re not a mama, run in the sprinkler without kids.
Next time you get the grill out, let the charcoal smolder and toast marshmallows after you eat dinner. Or better yet, just toast the marshmallows.
Try some of those craft projects you’ve been meaning to get around to. Use pinterest if you need inspiration or craft ideas.
Go to your state’s tourism website and pick one attraction. Plan a road trip and play tourist for the day.
Summer shouldn’t be just for the kids to enjoy. Take your summer back. Find that freedom you felt before grownup worries got in the way.
If you’re into the idea of taking your summer back, check out Camp Kidagain, a new program offered at Open Roads Coaching. Click here to check out Camp Kidagain. There will be S’mores and prizes! What else do you need to hear?
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