How to Stay Sane During a Busy Summer

We hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend! Summer will be in full swing soon and things are gonna get busy! Everyone seems more laid back during the summertime, so we’re still trying to figure out exactly why it seems like some days we can’t keep up.

Maybe it’s because of the traveling we do even if it’s just a long weekend. Or wanting to get so much done outside, but having to finish stuff inside first. Saturdays are spent watching sports or getting together with friends, which is of course a great time, but then suddenly our weekends are gone! Man, we love summer, but we’re already thinking of all the places we need to go and things we have to do! But there’s no need to stress out! As they say, “summertime and the livin’ is easy” and it’s our goal to make sure that’s true this season!

If you want to stay sane during the next three months, stick to a routine. Yes, we know, sometimes it won’t always be possible and it’s okay! Summer is also a time to have some fun and a chance to do things we don’t normally get to do during the colder months. But if you try to keep up with what you usually do, you’ll feel a little more in control of what’s going on around you. Say yes to doing some fun things, but remember once in a while it’s okay to say no. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and like you can’t stay on top of things, plan on having a normal day or even an entire week. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to do something different every day. That’s what weekends and vacations are for!

Which leads us to our next point. Take a break! Vacations are fun and can even be necessary. Taking a vacation can reduce stress and improve your productivity. Uhh, sounds like a no brainer, right? A lot of us have the mindset we can’t leave work for too long because we won’t ever be able to catch up, we already have too much going on, or we can’t leave coworkers during a busy time. But really, taking a break once in a while is good for you and when you get back to work, you’ll be refreshed and ready to work hard. You can’t do your job well if you’re burnt out and going constantly. So, if you don’t already have a vacation planned, what are you waiting for?

Lastly, to stay sane during a crazy time, sometimes you just have to ask for help. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to get done at work or home, ask someone to lend a hand! It’s not always fun to admit you can’t do it by yourself, but trust us, it’s okay. Don’t spread yourself too thin. You can be a better version of yourself when you’re not focused on a lot of different things all at once.

Summer is a great time to have some fun and we hope you’re able to do just that this season! It doesn’t have to be a time you’re stressed or worried about how you’re going to get everything done. Asking for help or sticking to a routine are simple things you can do to make your summer more enjoyable! So, happy summer! We hope the livin’ is easy!  

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Becca Feauto

Becca wants to live in a world where emails are short, love letters still exist and every “thank you” note is scribbled by hand.