WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 – Gear up for seasonal fall and winter action at home and at work by recharging your inner batteries this summer.
Summer has always been a slower time of the year for most. It’s a time for family vacations, taking care of things around the house, and just taking things easy. It’s part of the American lifestyle.
By recharging during this more leisurely time of year, you’ll be more productive, have more creativity and ideas and you’ll lay the groundwork for a strong foundation for those fall and winter months already looming directly ahead.
Take a minute and close your eyes. Imagine what it would feel like to head into the third and fourth quarter of the year feeling ahead of the game. You’ve got more energy, more ideas, and hopefully are more relaxed.
What can you do to ease into the fall and lay the groundwork for what you want to accomplish? Is there a project you want or need to get started? What can you do to prepare yourself for a productive third and fourth quarter? What do you need to put in place to make things happen?
Summer is the best time to recharge. You’ll find you are more creative and energized. It’s a great time to check things off the “to-do” list that you’ve wanted to get done, except that time hasn’t been available up to now because your time was filled instead with family activities and work meetings or projects.
Take inventory. What projects have you pushed to the side because you haven’t have the uninterrupted time you need to get them done? What do you really want to fill your calendar with come fall?
For example, I find that like many of you, Fall through Spring is a very busy time of the year for me. For that reason, I take advantage of the slower summer months to plan what to spend my time on beginning in the fall.
Aside from my professional demands like coaching clients, which energizes me, and gearing up for a limited amount of speaking engagements, I literally sat down and mapped out a plan for myself to get two projects taken care of…redoing my website and writing my book on my self-talk strategies and resilience.
I set up a schedule on my calendar for writing no differently than I would schedule a doctor’s appointment. Outside of an emergency, that time is now set in stone, and it feels great.
I also make sure I integrate my passions like playing tennis and golf, and I make sure to set aside time to spend with friends. I keep my golf clubs in the trunk of my car and, in between clients, I drive up to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls whenever I can. Putting that kind of activity into my day helps me balance my time and recharge.
What can you put into your day to recharge? Driving range? Swimming a few laps? Meeting a friend for coffee? Meeting your spouse for a late afternoon movie matinee?
Take a step back and ask yourself why you are working so hard, and for whom? Sometimes we get so caught up in the task part of our work lives that we forget about the big picture.
Check in with yourself and examine your core values. If family is an important value, and if you’re not spending enough time with them, choose to realign your time. Aren’t we are all striving for happiness? Don’t we want to live satisfying and fulfilling lives?
The personal road you map out is up to you. Yes, sometimes there are things that get out of our control. But in general, what is it that you desire? Figure out what you need to do to get it. Now might be the best time.
Take advantage of the ease of summer to recharge your inner batteries and connect with the joys of a life lived to its fullest. Maybe just spending time pondering on what recharging can do will help lead you in the right direction, enabling you to pursue the life you really want to live.
For more Information Contact:
Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, CPCC
Certified Business, Life & Career Coach Focusing on Confidence & Resilience Strategies and Transition
301-706-7226 & 703-574-0039
Ask Susan about her coaching packages and the Stress Reducing techniques she teaches: EFT (Tapping) and Breathing Exercises.