Though we’ve had awesome-ly good weather here in Vancouver for a couple weeks now, summer always seems way too short to fit in all the things that I want to do. The problem is, at a certain point, temperatures get too hot and I end up thinking about ways to beat the heat (which often takes me away from my goals for the summer months) over everything else.
This year, I’m taking advice from one of my favourite authors, Gretchen Rubin, and planning my summer. I’ve recently revised my core values/core-desired feelings list, so thought I’d use them to create goals for my summer:
Pure – In an effort to discover more about myself this summer, I’m going to continue with the Reclamation program that I’ve been taking since February. The themes (which show up in the required books, the teaching calls, the assignments, and the interviews) for the summer are ritual, creativity, and courage.
Alive – This one is all about exploring and feeling adventurous. My goal is to go camping, go on 2 multi-day trips outside of Vancouver, and to go on 2 photographry trips.
Ready – I want to get my new vegan food blog up and running and get business systems in place.
Spirited – I’d like to connect with my far-flung friends and family this summer.
If you’re looking for a way to zero in on your core-desired feelings, Danielle LaPorte’s book The Desire Map is a really helpful tool.
I’d love to know how you plan your summer! Leave me a comment or connect with me on Twitter – I’m @TazimDamji
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