In the western part of the world it is summer, a time for activity and outward expression. A lot of us spend all year waiting for summer, and when it comes we never want it to end. Did no know that no matter where you are in the world, you can experience summer any time of the year? All you need to do is hit the reset button and turn your internal dial to “Summer.”
What is your summer like? Is it a time for rest and relaxation? Creativity and hobbying? Getting outdoors and exploring? What kind of a mindset does summer inspire in you?
Resetting yourself is an easy trick to remind you to experience both the doing and the being part of your summer self. If it’s summer in your part of the world right now, reset yourself by sitting outside (in the summer shade), closing your eyes and just listening to the sounds around you. What do you hear? What do you smell? What does the air feel like? Let these things inspire you and give you energy. Save those sensations in your head so you can listen to them again in winter and get that same energy.
If it is winter in your part of the world get yourself warm and comfortable, close your eyes, and imagine summer. What can you hear? What can you smell? Let those imagined sounds and smells nurture that boundless summer energy inside you. Then, open your eyes and, keeping that same energy, notice the things that are around you now. What can you hear now, what can you smell? Tie that summer energy to those winter sights and sounds, and let it inspire you.
No matter where you live, whether it’s amidst the crazy chaos and din of the city, or the quiet stillness of the country, or a mixture of both, resetting yourself and turning that internal dial to summer will allow you to tap into all its possibilities. Heighten your awareness to a place of conscious choice and have gratitude for what’s in your life right now.
These things matter. Reset yourself and expand more fully into your own creative genius.