Summer hit Maine this weekend! We went from 50 degrees to 94 degrees overnight! Once I felt the intense heat, it reminded me of a promise I made myself in the fall of last year. The promise was to take more time off to soak in the beauty of the summer and go to the water more.

On Monday, I reviewed my calendar and blocked out time for sun and fun! By doing this it provides me time to recharge my batteries so I can be fully present with my clients. It also allows my creativity to kick in to determine what’s next for my business. How will I continue to grow and evolve into the next version?

I know it sounds a bit counter-intuitive – take more time off to grow your business…however, it works. If you are employed in a company, the time off will help you show up as your best self and produce your finest work.

Many of us intellectually know this, however sometimes we fall into the trap of “needing to feel important or essential to operations” and the story we tell ourselves sounds something like, “_______needs me, so I can’t possibly take time away.”

When the truth may be, ________ would probably benefit more if I were rested, rejuvenated and connected to my goals and work instead of exhausted, drained and at my wits' end.

Here’s my challenge for you, take a glance as your summer calendar, what does it look like? Where could you block some time to do something you enjoy? You may need to be creative in finding ways to do this e.g. move a meeting, reschedule a client, work late one day to finish a project.

Let me know how you make space to rejuvenate. If you would like to talk more about how to create space in your life to align with the lifestyle you most desire, click here to sign up for a complimentary discovery session with me today.