Summer Recharge

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Summer is the time for a recharge, and it’s something that we all need! Time to connect with family, time to connect with nature, and yes — some alone time. What have you done to get recharged? What speaks to your soul to create more ease? Some are energized by getting together with others, while others seek out solitude. Some of us will go on vacations, while others will crave a staycation. Failing to take time for you creates physical and mental stress. Summer is the perfect time to join a yoga class or to start each day with meditation.

Meditate daily, starting with just a couple of minutes and increasing the time over the course of a month. It can help to do it as part of your morning ritual. In time, you can employ the mindfulness you’ve achieved in meditation as you do any daily tasks. The goal is to use your senses and remain present in whatever you are doing. When you are able to energize yourself and be present, you will make better decisions and experience improved relationships. Sit in silence for a minute or two before you enter a business meeting. To avoid thinking badly of people, pretend others can see your thoughts.

Something to Think About
Research shows that we are all more effective when we take the time to care for ourselves, physically and mentally. If you want to work more, the secret is to play more when you are not working.

Weekly Activity
Plan four activities to recharge before the end of summer and do them!

Words of Wisdom
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up, I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, or pain. To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices- today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.  – Kwvyn Aucoin

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. – William A. Ward

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. – Ayn Rand

Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. – Parker Palmer

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. – Oprah

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