(n) Summertime Burnout: The act of completely losing track of reality, time, and goals due to high temps, late nights, and no school.
Sound familiar? Thought it might. I’m a prime example of how summer can become a black hole for driven go-getters. I’m in an office almost everyday and meetings throughout the week. Yet, here we are. When I left school I had big plans to achieve goals throughout this summer and to set myself up well for my junior year of college. It’s now a week from July and I’ve made little progress on anything but my Netflix faves and making it to work on time.
There’s a million reasons this happens but a million reasons we have to beat the burnout before it beats us! I’ve put together a list of 5 ways to inspire and motivate you to continue creating a life you love, even when the temptation of stagnation attempts to take hold.
One // Set a Schedule and Stick to it
Is your planner gathering dust in your backpack that you haven’t touched since your last final? Go grab it and let’s pull ourselves together. I highly suggest picking a set time every morning to wake up, writing down all plans, and working in achievable steps for your long term and weekly goals. By setting yourself on a schedule you’ll no longer look lost when someone asks you the date and you’ll be able to make sure that you’re not wasting a moment of precious summer.
Two // Make Weekly Goals
Remember all of those plans and goals you dreamt up this year? Summer is the perfect time to get moving on those plans! Start by listing out your Top 3 Summer Projects. This could be anything from learning a new language to getting your dream internship for fall. Write down your big goals and every week make sure that you are creating smaller goals to help you reach that bigger picture. This will keep your mind filled with positive motivation and your days filled with things to do!
Three // Invest Time in Those Around You
Summer is a perfect opportunity to invest time in the people around you. Whether you are at home with family or at school without your friends, you can create new relationships. I am very guilty of forgetting to make new relationships. It’s a personal goal to have more coffee dates, catch up more, and create more friendships this summer. Who wouldn’t want to come out of summer with more friends!
Four // Get healthy: Spiritually and Physically
Summer can be a time where we let ourselves go. We’re not constantly around people, our schedules lighten up, and we have more freedom to simply do less! Combat this by starting a new bible study or beginning a new work out program. Last summer I began doing She Reads Truth every day and it reinvigorated my faith and gave me a new perspective on how to incorporate prayer and reflection into my everyday life. This summer I’m doing the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide. As I write this my whole body is burning from one of her exercises… this is the real deal y’all! Keep updated and stay healthy along with me!
Five // Make Time for Adventure
Adventures are fun and you should do everything within your power to go on some. Get outside, go somewhere new, and be brave. Try and schedule in one trip or activity every other week so that you’re constantly getting outside and experiencing something new.
It’s time to say goodbye to summertime burnout and get back into being the girl boss that you are! Let me know what you’re doing this summer to keep your hands and mind busy! Any fun plans?
The girl behind the blog,