Summer is leaking through our fingers and pumpkin spice everything is nearly upon us. Summer is nearly gone and if you find yourself wondering where the time went, take heart. We are here to help -- because taking advantage of your summer may just be the thing you need to carry you through those (quickly coming) winter work days. Yeah, Christmas is fast approaching.
Need some ideas on how to make the most of your summer remnants?
Taking a long weekend escape may be the kick you need to get your mojo back, find some inspiration, or recharge your sparkle. I’m not talking about the kind where you are sidelined on a Friday because of food poisoning. That’s not a long weekend…nope. I’m talking about a real break; like a planned escape or staycation for your tired and weary self.
Start by thinking about the much talked about but still underappreciated staycation. This is where you look at your hometown with a set of fresh eyes. Nearly every town/city/county in the country has some sort of Visitor’s Center. Go there. Pick up a tour guide. Talk to the folks working there and then make a plan. Consider the best places to eat, the best walking or biking trails, or visit a museum or two.
Perhaps you live near the beach or in the mountains. All you have to do is pick your eyes up away from your desk, away from your computer, and open them wide to what’s around you. You may be surprised. And our favorite idea is to keep it small; shop, dine, and explore with your local small business owners.
Or maybe you are able to actual head a little further out. If so, woohoo!!! Now check out what is within an hour’s drive? Where can you get with just short flight? Pack a small bag and start exploring! All it takes is a long weekend to clear your mind and empower you to drive forward into the Fall and long cold Winter months. No matter how much we love what we do, burn out is a very real thing and can happen to any of us if we aren’t careful and aware. And the wear out can by physical, mental, and even emotional.
Your well-being is central to the well-being of your business and/or your clients/customers.
Reconnecting with yourself, your passions, your needs, your family, your friends, your community and your sense of adventure will empower you to connect with your work again.
Even if you don’t feel the burnout, now is the time to take the extra time. You know what they say about thirst: Once you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Well, once you feel weary, you are already burned out. Get up. Get out. Get away.
Just because it’s August doesn’t mean we have to throw this summer into the heap and vow to do
better next year. There is still time to check a few things off your bucket list. Take a long weekend and start squeezing what’s left out of the summer.