Productivity // 3 Ways to Have a Productive Summer
Hey y’all! According to Google, summer officially begins on Thursday. OK, so I’ll give it that. I trust Google on that one. But obviously the state in which I live does not agree. It rebelliously began sporting temperatures in the 90s several weeks ago, and that’s just the beginning. Oh, the joys of living down south! ;)
For most of y’all, summer means school break, fireworks, cookouts, swimming, traveling, evenings on the porch, and trying to figure out how to dress modestly without sweltering (post coming soon on that topic). Summer just seems to give off an air of blissful laziness. I can just hear Puma and Timone singing Hakuna Matata.
I’m going to assume at this point that no one is following. So let’s move on then, shall we? :)
Here are 3 ways to beat summer boredom and laziness, get moving + serving, and be productive these next couple months!
1 --- Invest in your siblings. It’s the best time of year for
excuses to get ice cream sibling dates! Of course, ice cream is a fantastic
option. Always. :) But really, you can do many things with your
siblings. Early one morning this past
week, before the temperature rose for the day, I went hiking with one of my
older brothers. We had a blast! Sweaty selfies were taken, miles were walked,
and discoveries were made (such as, I am actually a rather clumsy person! It’s a good thing we turned around
when we did… I probably would have fallen off the side of the mountain and
This summer, pay special attention to your siblings. Spend lots of time with them! You are stuck with them for life, whether or not you like it. So choose to embrace your sibling relationships! Friends come and go, but siblings are siblings for life!
2 --- Spend time with God. Prioritize your time with the Lord. Dig into the Bible, talk with Him constantly in prayer, and hide His Word in your heart. This summer, pursue Christ!
3 --- Get involved with ministry. Even if your church/community has limited ministry outreaches, there are still many ways you can get involved with ministry this summer! Here are just a couple:
Throw a shower for a new wife/mom.
Bake cookies for your neighbor.
Send encouraging cards to friends + family.
Put together a goody-bag for a friend who just moved.
Help out with a VBS.
Mentor a younger girl.
Get a small group together and go on an encouragement “mission” trip (visit missionary friends, a pastor of a small church, etc.)
Want some more encouraging posts to read on productivity in general? Check these out!
How are you going to make this summer a productive one?
What is on your summer bucket list?