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Episode 66: Living Slow, Sweet + Good with Summer Mode

It’s (basically) summertime, and the living is . . . well, it’s a bit easier! Summer’s one of the most magical times of year, isn’t it? Because summer invites us to slow down and take in the good stuff. This week, Emily’s sharing how to shift gears and get yourself into summer mode at work and home. Are you trying to find margin in your schedule to check off your summer bucket list? Are you a leader who wants to help your team find work/life balance this season? Are you a mama wondering how to rekindle the fire you see in your kids, the fire used to have on endless summer days filled with ice cream and beaches and fireflies at night? Then pop in your earbuds, find some inspiration—and then, most importantly, *go live your life.* Because that’s what summer’s for!

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Thought-Provoking Quotes

To me, summer mode means building some time into your day that isn't all about the bottom line or checklists or fulfilling a quota. It's getting back to the kinds of magical summer days you had as a kid. The ones filled with adventure and possibility, and probably some nice cold treats. It's reminding yourself that you are more than your accomplishments. You're more than all the hats you wear. You're a wonderful human who is worthy of enjoying the beautiful season.” Emily Ley 

“There's so many ways you can find your summer mode. It's all a state of mind about letting go of productivity just a little bit so you can pick up the slow and sweet and good.” Emily Ley 

A Blessing for Your Week

May this summer bring equal parts of calm and adventure back into your days. 

May the season refresh your spirit and shake up your routines a bit. 

And above all, I hope you get to enjoy every single day of it with the people you love the most.

Simplicity Tip of the Week

You know what the quickest way into Summer Mode is? Thinking about what you loved about summer when you were a little girl—then going and doing that very thing! 

Did you like to go to the community pool? Then sister, maybe it’s time to get a membership! Did you like drawing with chalk on the sidewalk? I bet your kids would love you to join them! Did you like racing your siblings to see who could eat their Bomb Pop Junior the fastest? While the adult version of yourself may not bounce back from the ice cream headache as quickly, she’d probably enjoy a nice cool popsicle on a warm summer day. 

If all else fails, go get some bubbles and glow sticks at the dollar store, and let your family loose in the backyard. If that doesn’t take you back to some light summer fun, I don’t know what will!

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