Your Total Guide to Summer Success

by - May 26, 2018

Summer is right around the corner and if you want to succeed and reach your goals you need to read this post. You want to have a break during summer, so you take the first few days off, and then the next few days off, and then pretty soon summer is over and you never got to reach your goals. You might not even have started them! We don't want this to happen!

Your Total Guide to Summer Success


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Summer is the perfect time to reach your goals because everything slows down a little or a lot. You have more time to relax. Because it is the middle of the year, it's a great time to reassess your goals. You can then see if you are on track to reaching them, and decide which of your goals are no longer a priority.

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Creating a simple (or elaborate) bucket list can help you decide what you want to do during the summer. If you don't know what you want to accomplish, you won't be able to accomplish it!

Let's jump right into the tips before summer is over!

Your Total Guide to Summer Success

1. Drink Lots of Water

During the summer it is very hot (at least where I live it is) and if you don't drink enough water, you will have a headache or you will feel tired. Start off your summer right by drinking more water so you can be more productive!

I recommend 6 to 8 cups of water a day. But if you don't drink very much water daily, you can gradually add a little more water to your bottle each day until you reach your goal.

Your Total Guide to Summer Success

2. Exercise Regularly

Exercising daily is a great goal! If you don't have enough time though, you can exercise three to four times a week or as much as your schedule allows.

If you feel like you don't have enough time to exercise during the week, or you lose motivation to exercise easily, you can read How to Find More Time to Exercise + Stay Motivated.

3. Use Your Bullet Journal or Planner

How are you going to have success this summer, if you don't have any goals? It doesn't matter if you use a bullet journal or a planner or an app on your phone. It just needs to work for you.

If you don't know whether to use a bullet journal or a planner, you can read Should You Use a Bullet Journal or a Planner? for the pros and the cons of each system.

If you don't know what a bullet journal is, you can read Bullet Journaling: What Is It? to get started. I currently use a bullet journal myself, and I love it!

Start each day by opening up your bullet journal or planner and setting your daily goals. After that fill in your trackers and update your calendars as necessary. You may choose to plan at night depending on what your daily routine looks like.

Plus, if you plan at night, you will already have an idea of what you need to do the day afterward, so you might be able to sleep better. That is always a plus!

4. Clean Your House 

The cleaner your house is, the more productive and organized you will be able to be. If you have a dirty house you are probably not going to be able to find anything and you are going to be late for appointments you have.

These cleaning tips should give you a start.

  • Right after breakfast put your dirty dishes in the sink. Maybe, you can even wash them right away.
  • Make sure your doorway is clear and your shoes are in the designated place. Hopefully, your shoes are not strewn around the entryway.
  • Clean off your desk.
  • Make sure your bedroom is clean before you go to bed at night.

If you feel like you constantly struggle to have a clean house, you can read 6 Reasons Why Your House Isn't Clean + What You Can Do About It.

Your Total Guide to Summer Success

5. Turn Off the TV + Get Off Your Phone

Turning off the TV and doing something else will help you have a more successful day. When you turn the TV on to watch for just half an hour that usually turns into watching TV for two hours or more. You can't get anything done if you are sitting on the sofa watching TV.

While you are at it, watch how much time you spend on your laptop and your phone too!

You might be surprised at how much extra time you will have in your day when you get off your phone.

Tip: Set a timer for 30 minutes. Make sure it is not within reaching distance! When the alarm goes off, you have to get up and turn off the timer. This means it is time for the TV to be turned off too!

Increasing your productivity when you are online will help you have more time to reach your goals, and more time during the summer to do what you actually want to do. :)

6. Spend Some Time Outside

Enjoy the summer air. Go swimming or on a walk. Spend at least 30 minutes outside daily. I usually aim to spend around 2 hours outside every day.

Going running or swimming in the morning, helps me to feel more productive the rest of the entire day.

7. Eat Healthier


Easier said than done I know! Try to gradually increase the quantity of fruits and vegetables you eat.

Stop eating junk food. The best way to do this is to limit yourself. Eat what you regularly eat the first week. The second week, let yourself eat one less junk food item. Keep eliminating one junk food item every week until you are eating no junk food. Then make sure you don't buy anymore!

This can be tough, but it is worth it!

Once the junk food is used up, it is gone and that is final! Use this type of thinking and you will want to save your junk food and that will stop you from eating it.


8. Read Personal Development Books

What better time to read, than during the summer, when you have some free time?

At the top of your list, you can add Atomic Habits by James Clear. I recommend this book 100%. It is one of the best books (if not the best book) I have read on how to create habits.

Take this time during the summer to become a better version of yourself. Reading personal development books can help you achieve just that.

Above, I have some of my favorite personal development books, but you shouldn't just stop there. Podcasts and online courses are also great options to continue your education.

9. Have Fun 

Last, but most importantly, have some fun! Relax, and take some me-time to just do whatever you want to do. You deserve it.

If you schedule out your entire day, you will quickly get bored (or at least I do), and you will not achieve your goals. The best way to not get bored is to do something fun or new each day.

Adding some fun ideas to your summer bucket list can help you achieve this.

Your Total Guide to Summer Success


Your Total Guide to Summer Success

With these tips, you can become more productive, healthier, organized, and have a successful summer where you reach your goals. Good luck!

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Follow these steps and have a fun summer!
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