During summertime it’s very easy to find yourself a bit off track. By that I mean a complete mess. From your bedroom being a disaster, to missing your 8 a.m. doctor appointment (been there, done that), I know all about this problem. Luckily, I’ve got quite a few tricks up my sleeve, and I’m willing to share.
#1. Make a calendar!
As much as making a calendar seems like "common sense," you’d be surprised how much it helps. Making a calendar sounds boring, but it doesn’t have to be!
If you’re like me and love to add a personal touch to things, then head out to the store and grab some cute decorations to put in/on your calendar. If getting to the store is an issue, I’m sure you can find plenty of things around your own home. Really, all you need is a pencil and paper. The rest is up to you!
Now, not only will you have a super-cute-one-of-a-kind calendar, but you’ve spent the time to sit down and really look over your schedule. That’s a win-win.
#2. C’mon, just clean the car already.
Maybe it’s just me (I’d like to hope not), but half of the time my car looks like a tornado went through it. Maybe for you it’s your bedroom. Whatever it may be, I think we can all agree that it’s much easier to dirty something up than it is to clean it.
However, I promise that once you finish picking up your “small” mess, you’ll feel 100x better. To me, it’s actually stress relieving.
Pro-Tip: Don’t let it get dirty in the first place.
#3. Get up early.
As AWFUL as that sounds, it’s worth it.
(I’m not sure about you, but my version of early is around 9:00 a.m.)
There are countless benefits to waking up early that I’m sure your parents have lectured you about time and time again, so I’ll skip right to the most important one. During the summer, the lowest temperatures in Missouri are usually around 7:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m. If I have anything to do outdoors, I don’t like to be sweating buckets. If you are like me, getting things finished in the mornings will make the rest of the day pretty carefree and easy. Just be sure you’ve got a pot of coffee on hand.
I hope these simple tips can help you stay (or get back) on track as the summer goes on.
Until next time,