“Any time we have projects that we haven’t begun or completed, they drain energy.” – Arianna Huffington


I assume this post will cause most of you to take a deep, heavy sigh, yet please know, my intent is to give you a boost of motivation and the ability to set realistic time frames for your on-going projects.

Did you know…

Since the release of school, within Anchorage, six weeks of summer have passed!  And…we only have six weeks of summer available to us.  In fact, if you look at the time remaining for summer vacation, and you do not include weekends, we have 33 week days until the 2017/2018 school year begins!

(Add audible deep sigh here)


My point is not to place additional stress on anyone, but to create a healthy reminder:

Be intentional with your time!


My recommendation:

  1. Set your alarm for 20 minutes
  2. Sit down TODAY with a pad of paper and write down ALL the projects that you desire to start and complete during summer.
  3. Place a numerical value on the importance to each one.
  4. Re-evaluate what is realistic to complete

The list may include the following:

finish a book, take the family camping, complete a photo album, organize your pictures, clean and organize the garage, complete a project specific to a hobby, reorganize/paint a child’s room etc.


First off, it’s not too late to begin and finish any of the above-mentioned projects.  However, you must be realistic with your time remaining.  Remember, this is summer!  Knowing we all have lazy days still to come, you must be realistic on what is feasible to begin and finish.  Do you have upcoming trips, family visiting, or sporting events that will take additional time?


You must be okay that some of your intended summer projects will become fall, or winter projects.  Or, perhaps, the project may fall off your list completely.  Setting deadlines that are not attainable will only add anxiety, worry and stress.


What projects are most important to you? What project will bring you joy to complete?  Are there specific projects that will bring you closer to a simpler lifestyle?  Take the time to reevaluate and execute!  You can do this.


Refresh.  Renew.  Live Simply.

One Response

  1. Developing strategies to become more intentional with how that time is spent creates the space for success. Since time is our most valuable resource we have to protect it, structure it and be intentional with it.

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