We stay up later and let our body wake us instead of our alarm clocks. Our meal schedule is relaxed, and we eat when we’re hungry. Leftovers seem to taste fresher and the never-ending supply of lemonade and ice tea carries us through the lazy afternoon hours.
We do everything we can to NOT follow a normal schedule because our souls need to do more than breathe – they need to exhale. Slow and easy. It’s been this way for more than 20 summers, and it’s one way we refresh and reconnect with ourselves…by intentionally losing time.
Summer is too short to not learn the value of losing time.
And the benefits are too great to throw away.
~sharper thinking and out-of-the-box clarity
~more availability in our relationships
~increased enjoyment and contentment
~deeper and more restful sleep
~a renewed sense of hopeSummer is too short to not learn the value of losing time. Click To Tweet
So this week, let’s do our souls a favor by finding ways to lose track of time. Let’s carve 30 minutes, an hour, an afternoon or an entire day out of our routine and schedules to exhale and do what we love. With family and friends or in sweet solitude, let’s find ourselves beyond the ticking of our clocks.
Let’s commit to making rest a priority for our souls and refreshment the rhythm of our heart.
Enjoy these #SummerRefresh ideas!
Lose time in a nature journal
I began using this one a couple of years ago, and I love it because Claire teaches how to get started with creative simplicity and then takes us through each season with prompts and techniques. I’m left both inspired and refreshed when my attention is drawn to what is so easy to overlook.
Create a finger-food picnic
Find yourself in a restful summer read
If you haven’t already started this book, it is the perfect #SummerRefresh book! A detox for your soul, a spiritual journey to refresh and guide. And while you are reading, be sure to incorporate her 6 videos as a fabulous study companion. I think this is the one thing I am most excited about for my summer refresh!
Plant an herb pot garden
Enjoy backyard fun with friendsSharing our #blogs on #FreshMarketFriday #linkup! #SummerRefresh: 6 Weeks to a Better YOU! Click To Tweet
It’s all about disconnecting from our routines and To-Do’s and reconnecting with what we love and long for…rest, relaxation and renewal. Each week we’ll explore a new topic and find little escapes to let our soul breathe and our spirit smile.
Be sure to stop by each week and link up your fresh posts because I’ll be running a GIVE-AWAY to celebrate one amazing year of Fresh Market Friday! And I want you to have a chance to win a very special gift to say “Thank You” for making this such a sweet place to meet up and share our hearts and our words!
In case you missed previous posts in the #SummerRefresh Series….
Will you help me celebrate?
I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award!
What a wonderful surprise leading up to 1 year of Fresh Market Friday!
Wondering what the Liebster award is? It’s a virtual award which is passed on from blogger to blogger as a show of support, and I appreciate the support from Lou&Lea! I would love to give you the chance to be nominated also.
♥ So here is how it will work: Instead of choosing a Featured Fresh Find each week, I’ll be celebrating by leaving the link-up open for the next 6 weeks!
♥ You’re invited to link-up your favorite blog posts HERE! I’ll choose 11 of my favorite blogs to pass on the award. In the coming weeks, I’ll also include a special blog post to fulfill the requirements of the award and I’ll announce the winners on August 4th, 2017.
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