School’s out, and perhaps you have been thinking about what to do this summer. Some ideas like throwing BBQs, finding a summer camp for kids, or fun activities to do with the family might be planned, but has self-improvement come to mind? Investing in yourself this summer is time well spent. So don’t forget these tips to help you reach your full potential this summer and beyond.
Summer is a great time for you and your family to explore and try something new. It can be easy to stay in your comfort zone and do the same things over and over. Instead, challenge yourself by getting out there. Perhaps you have always wanted to show your children other cultures and places. Don’t stay home; it’s time to get off the electronic devices and broaden your perspective. Unwinding and taking a vacation is good for your health and can help you grow as a person. Expanding your awareness and making yourself a global citizen of the world are all perks of traveling. Exploring does not mean you have to go far away and spend a lot of money either. Maybe there’s an amazing park close to home to explore. Just walking, observing nature, and spending special time together are other ways to explore more this summer. Here are ten ideas to help you and your child explore outdoors more.
Challenge Your Inner Critic
Mom, are you your own worst critic? Do you have that little voice in your head that says I should have, could have, would have? It’s time to reflect on your relationship with yourself and replace thoughts of criticism with mindful ones. Whenever you feel that mom guilt, replace it with positivity instead. Think about what you have done well for the day, and focus your attention on goal setting whenever you feel stressed. Improving your mental health is a great form of self-reflection and self-care. Try something new like meditation, or yoga. You can even consider trying therapy online to learn some stress-beating techniques and fight against that mom guilt you may need help navigating. Taking time to embrace positivity will do you wonders.
Have you gotten used to all the kid’s things piling up during the school year, and letting chores fall to the wayside when trying to get everything else done in your household? It’s time to get organized. Striving to be an organized person and having things in order as much as possible will bring you confidence and positively impact other aspects of your life. To get started, try to have everyone pick up as they go, so messes don’t get too big, and then you don’t have to spend all day cleaning. Get the whole family involved. Try using chore charts, and have each child be in charge of one aspect of cleaning. Perhaps one child has to tidy the toy chest and the older child helps with washing the dishes. This will help you strengthen your family’s teamwork. Mom, how about trying some decluttering? Purge out any old clothing your children may have outgrown, or items that are just collecting dust and taking up space. Why not even try cleaning your home office up. Becoming more organized this summer will help you to find more balance and relaxation.
This summer we hope you learn some great skills to help you feel empowered and inspired to reach your goals.