Slow Down & Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

I am just as excited for Fall as the next person, or maybe even more because I’ve been prepping for my Fall capsule wardrobe and it has me giddy for sweaters and boots!  But I’ve been feeling lately like I need to stop planning for a second and enjoy the rest of the season we’re in.  Often, I’m looking ahead to “the next big thing” and overlooking the current situation.  This breeds discontentment, unnecessary anxiety, and too much planning.  Yes, I do think there is such a thing as too much planning!  It’s the phobia of leaving any moment free for down time, usually due to the fear of missing out. Lately I have been making a goal of enjoying the moment I’m in and it really has stripped so much stress from my life! 

To be mindful of the rest of Summer, I’ve been doing these things:

-playing in the backyard more with Lucy
-swimming in our neighborhood pool more often (except during our last swim Chase threw his back out… poor guy!)
-wearing tank tops and/or sandals daily
-eating more salads and fresh produce (I’ve been making a watermelon salad lately that is divine!)
-dining al fresco
-going to the Farmer’s Market
-reading
-camping (and prepping for another camping trip!)

What are your favorite summer activities? 

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