Are you ready for summer? Ready or not, summer is upon us. Schools are out or wrapping up. For us moms and kids, that means, SCHEDULE CHANGE!
So, as I prepare to cruise into summer, I thought I’d share a little behind the scenes taste of what it looks like to design your life…
Just like you’d pack for a vacation, you can “pack” for your upcoming summer. Summer is technically a vacation, well… a vacation from school if you have kids. What does the start of summer mean to you? My enneagram 7 brain goes straight to fun; I immediately think of taking actual vacations.
But, as I got to thinking about it, I realized that in order to have the fun of vacation, you’ve got to start with preparation. That made me think of packing. (Eik, packing is my least favorite part.) And if I work backwards, before you can pack, you need to figure out where you are going, how you’ll get there, where you’ll stay, etc.
So, LOTS OF PLANNING!
Are You “Packed” for Summer?
With summer vacation upon us, are you prepared for whatever changes that means for your family? You’ve probably looked through summer camps and activity options for your kids, or even planned a getaway, but have you really stopped to properly prepare for everything that comes with summer?
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I find preparing for summer to be tricky! Especially when it comes to summer camps. I want to have a balance of fun activities, yet I don’t want to be a slave to a busy schedule. I want fun, ease, flow. I also want some time to myself and time for my kids to have their own space and independence.
As a Life Design coach, I help my clients design a life and pace that lights them up. It does take some time on the front end though to discover what they actually want to do. Then a bit more to choose how to make that come alive in the world. So, I thought it would be fun to dive into summer together, and I’ll give you a little taste of life design, summer style!
Life Design- Summer Style
Ok, first things first- what does summer mean to you?
- What changes occur for you and your family during the summer school vacation?
- What do you like to do?
- What do your kids like to do?
Your Day-to-Day Schedule
- Do you like to have a full schedule?
- Do you like to have flexibility?
- What do you need to take care of now to create the space for a good summer?
- What is something special you can plan as a summer highlight?
- Have you talked to your kids and partner/spouse to see what lights them up?
- If you like to create a bucket list, go for it!
- Look through activity books for inspiration
- (You can also checkout my Instagram with all my family games!)
- Is there anything that you are worried you won’t be able to accomplish during summer (like getting in good workouts, self-care time, etc.?)
- If so, how can you plan ahead?
New Season, New Start
New seasons are the BEST time to start something new. Maybe you’ve been wanting to get the kids to read more, clean up after themselves better or something like that. Maybe you’ve been wanting to start a garden, try a new workout or try eating healthier.
NOW is the BEST time to kick it off!
Feel free to start small! By starting small you can actually accomplish what you want. You’re also more likely to continue and build onto it as you are actually doing it! It’s a spring-board effect, and it works for you and your kids!
So take some time and think about what you want, what future-you want you and your kids to grow into and let’s make it happen!
One last thing- if you’d like to learn more or it feels overwhelming to take it on by yourself, reach out.
This is just the smallest taste of life design. If you’re intrigued, I offer a free discovery call and would love to hear more about you. [MORE INFO HERE]
PS- WISHING YOU THE MOST FABULOUS, PLAYFUL SUMMER YET!