Summer can be an amazing time to rest and relax without having to worry about the myriad details of busier times of the year.

Summer is also a time of disrupted routines, changes in responsibilities, school vacations, travels and the like.

Summer and the leisure it brings, can also be a time of stress. We often think, “What am I supposed to do with myself?!” And, panic ensues.

Instead of panicking, try any of these 3 tips to help tackle your summer transitions head-on:

Start (and finish!) a personal project. Downtime during the summer is the perfect opportunity to focus on you. Is there something that you’ve wanted to do but just haven’t had the time? Well, now you do! Go write, paint, draw, create, design, decorate, clean, play or any other project you’ve been putting off for lack of time.

Establish a daily routine. With less things than in a normally full schedule, summer is the perfect time to develop new habits! A daily routine can be something as small as a 5-minute meditation session every morning upon waking. It can also be more elaborate, such as a detailed workout or morning routine. Just make it daily!

Build resilience through rest and nutrition. With greater resilience, you’ll have greater adaptability to life’s challenges. Having a good night’s sleep and eating healthy food have been proven to help with your mood. What does that look like for you? Explore that over the summer.

Do you feel like you can’t go it alone? I’m here to help!