How do you keep that summertime feel when the leaves change colors?
Summer's almost over and it’s time to re-enter life as usual. Here in Maine, we all know that no "real" business happens during July and August and business comes to a screeching halt. So, now it's time to get back at it and make things happen. Problem is, I begin to wonder if the summer break (or any vacation for that matter) is really worth it. Re-entry is especially hard because I've enjoyed Downeast Maine and took a bit of a breather from email, internet and phone calls. I was able to unplug for a simple, more manageable life and drifted back into the way I want to live life — or as we like to say in Maine, The Way Life Should Be!
Hopefully, your summer breaks got you away from it all, no matter where you chose your breaks and all your shoulds went away for a while (or at least became a whisper). No more, "I should do this, you should do that or we shouldn't even think of it." You lived in the moment and made decisions based on what you wanted to do, not what you should do. Summertime is about relaxing and having fun so you can ease into life instead of staying focused on your daily pile of shoulds.
So the real question is, how do we keep this summertime way of life when we get back at it and try to make things happen? How do we ease into life and do what comes naturally instead of falling prey to that endless list of shoulds and musts? How do we consciously do life with peace, ease and dare I say, grace?
As luck would have it, I was given a one-day reprieve because one by one all of today's appointments cancelled or rescheduled. Suddenly I had a free day. All my scheduled shoulds disappeared and because I’m still in summer mode, I stayed easy and relaxed and just like that some shoulds (like this one) miraculously turned into wants.
Hmmm, do you think that's the secret?
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