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wax museumHow did we get to June already?! Time seems to be on warp speed right now. June is a crazy month in our house.

In-between real estate appointments, there are endless baseball games, end of the school year activities for the kids (check out Ryan listening intently to Alex recite his report on Babe Ruth as part of the 5th grade wax museum), graduation parties for friends, oh and the kids get out of school next week. Ummm, what in the heck are they going to do for the next 2 weeks since their camps don’t start until July?

Stay tuned for “this is what it looks like when I take the boys to work with me” posts on social media. Expect lots of “I’m over it” looks from the boys and 101 ways to bribe your kids into playing along.

Oh, and did I mention that we are also 1/2 way through the year, so it’s time to check in on your goals to see how it’s going?

I have visions of rolling into summer with a glass of ice tea in one hand, a book in the other while enjoying a relaxing afternoon on the patio soaking in the sun and listening to the birds chirp around me.

Instead, June feels like a whirlwind and I’m left feeling burnt out. Feeling that way is kryptonite for your momentum.

I’ve been noticing this week that I need a bit of a mindset adjustment about the whole thing.

Here are some tips to get you through June, or any time of the year that feels a bit nutty:

  1. It’s okay to say no. It’s wonderful to have so much going on. Running yourself into the ground does not help anyone, though. If you are feeling stressed out, then it’s time to start taking things off your calendar. Keep doing this until you feel like you can breath again.
  2. Write a list your accomplishments this year. It could be business or personal. Part of the June stress can be feeling like you are behind, and the clock is ticking. Take a moment to list your accomplishments so far. It will shift your mindset and keep your momentum moving forward.
  3. Take time just for you. It could be an afternoon, a day, a weekend. Don’t worry about how much time it is, but make sure it’s something that nurtures you.
  4. Surround yourself with beautiful things. When you are busy, it’s easy to let clutter build which adds to the stress. Beautiful things lower your stress and increase happiness. It could be a candle or flowers, or anything else that makes you smile and happy when you look at it.
  5. Take an hour and review your year: Where are you at with your business? What is working? What one thing would make the biggest difference in the second half of the year?

*If you are struggling with #5, stay tuned for next week’s post. I’ll be posting the dates and topics for the summer Mindset ~ Marketing ~ Momentum mentorship to help with this.

Know that anything can shift in any moment. Sometimes you don’t need the situation to change, you need your mindset about it to change in order for things to open up.

To your success!
Nicole

 

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