Have you noticed there is a holiday for just about every day?!
Well July 2 is a big day because it is the exact halfway mark of 2021.
Yep. You read that correct folks. In 6 months it’ll be 2022.
Here are some action steps to celebrate and plan well:
GOALS and GRATITUDE: If you are a goal setting type of person. Revisit and restart. There’s nothing magical about Jan 1.
Pull out that journal or document and check in on yourself.
Also, take a pause and look back. How has Jesus been faithful to you and your family? Where have you seen His promises and presence? Write them down!
TRAVEL : Set it in a calendar now and give yourself time to get excited! I'm always big on thinking outside of the box.
Fall Girls Getaways?
Staycation in your city?
HOLIDAY PLANS : Speaking of travel, now is the time to set your (penciled in) plans for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Yes, I know it seems uber early but giving this kind of "tentative" heads up really can help family and friends set schedules and expectations.
Location : Where will we spend each holiday? Husband's Side? Wife's Side? Just our family unit? Destination Holiday? College Roommate Reunion?
Budget : What can we save and set aside now to have the Holiday Season we want?
Buy Big Holiday Items Now: Right now you're going to find things really discounted. No, you won't get it all, but if you know you want a new Christmas tree this year, or you've been wanting a fall tablecloth, do some googling and see what you can find now.
DATE : Spouse or Friend.... set it out!
When‘s the last time you had a fancy dress up date? Even if you only get one or two in for the rest of the year that’d be a huge victory!
Have you been missing a certain friend? Text them right now and set a coffee date. Even if it’s weeks or months away.
Are there any friendships you've been wanting to cultivate? Set a double date.
Any subscriptions or auto charges you aren’t using?
Is your budget working? What do you need to rework?
What are your big savings and giving goals for the rest of the year?
Do you see any passions your child has that you can lean into?
What are some character traits that need extra training?
Any one-on-one activities or talks you'd like to schedule?
BRAIN DRAIN BUCKET LIST :
Dream List! Not everything on the list will stick, but put it all in paper and then as a family go through and highlight things and plug it on the calendar to try to do.
- Read “xyz”
- Plant a summer garden
- Invite a family to lunch after church
- Do a Halloween family outreach
- Redecorate your bedroom
- Play golf
- Make a milestone birthday extra special
- Schedule an appointment youve been putting off (dentist, doctor, chiropracto, therapist, etc)
That’s a lot of information and questions, I know. The over achiever Abby in me loves stuff like this!
The big idea is : be intentional with your time because every day counts!
Tally Ho! Abby
Dont Forget… The Cirkles are cheering you on! (and miss you! Plug a visit in over the next 6 months ;))