Creating Calm in the Midst of Chaos

It is the middle of July and I’m fighting hard to hold on to the lazy days of summer attitude but it is hard when “Christmas in July” ads fill the papers and airwaves, along with the dreaded “back-to-school” inserts and TV ads. So, it is even more important for me (for usbecause I feel certain that I am not alone in this situation) to create time for ourselves in our busy lives. We know what our schedule is like; we created it! Now, before July slips into August and summer disappears entirely, we have to make a plan to savor this elusive and resplendent Summer of 2009. Relive a favorite childhood memory with a picnic on the beach, or feeding the animals at the county fair’s petting zoo. Take a book to the back yard; take your journal to a new coffee shop. Check out Callifornia’s modern day Wild West at a rodeo, or go for a trail ride.  Get some culture by seeking out a new art exhibit, museum or play. Whatever your interests, you are the only one who can make it happen. I think I’ll check out the theatre listings and indulge my theatre itch with a ticket to a new play. What will you do?

About Mary E. Knippel

Mary E Knippel, Writer Unleashed and the founder of Your Writing Mentor supports women to take pen in hand to unleash their story worth writing...to leverage their impact through their stories...reclaim their voices...to polish their words so that they sparkle and shine from the start...and go from making dinner to making a difference. Contact her at mary (at) yourwritingmentor.com.

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