Surviving the Transition to Summer

How to handle the tricky shift into a new season

Summer is one of my favorite seasons. More sunshine, longer days, my kids are home, and it’s just got that vibe, “Pass my rosé!”

Whether you’re an entrepreneur sans kids, a working mom, stay-at-home mom, or something in between, the transition into Summer can be tricky.

If you’re a mom, the kids are preparing to be home from school for the Summer. It might cause a change to your schedule, a shift in your routine for you as now you have to bring them to their activities or camps, a babysitter or nanny needing to come to the house so you can work, or an increase in social activities.

If you don’t have kids, Summer comes with an uptick in social obligations like weddings, parties, barbecues. Perhaps the nice weather is beckoning you to brush aside work and come play! Or you have a spouse who’s schedule has changed and now you’re left with an additional responsibility through the Summer.

Keep in mind, the transition comes with newness AND a feeling that you need to maintain everything you’re already doing. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, dishes, working, going to the grocery store… and don’t forget, you’re supposed to make this look easy. Right?

It’s no wonder we don’t always handle the transition well. We can even feel dread or resist it as it’s happening.

Let’s talk about what you can do starting NOW to help you transition with ease, grace, and peace of mind rather than leaving it up to chance to determine the outcome of your Summer.

Start with the End in Mind

Sit down with a pen and paper and journal on how you want to feel at the end of the Summer in various aspects of your life?

Set some goals for your Summer.

  • Do you want to be healthier?

  • Do you want to have spent more time with your family?

  • Do you want to be better off in your career?

  • Do you want to spend more time working on a passion project?

  • Do you want ample time outside?

Then, map out your plan. Get things on your calendar.