Yes, I’m fully aware of the fact that the meteorologists and calendars tell us that summer doesn’t begin until late June. I just don’t care.
In my mind, summer begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. July 4th is the midpoint. I try to organize my summer around those dates. (I tend to be quite busy until after a meeting in the first week of August. Typically, August is my downtime for R&R.)
I find it helpful to make some summer resolutions — things I promise myself that I will do before summer ends. Keeping a limited number of resolutions (three to five is the sweet spot) at the front of my mind might help me avoid the feeling that I let summer slip away without doing anything I planned to do. In addition, I don’t want all of the resolutions to be chores. I need to do fun things too.
This week, I’ll be finalizing my summer resolutions. You should be thinking about yours as well.