I hope each of you had a great Canada Day. Summer is finally here and in full swing. After a very busy schedule this year, I’m taking a bit of a break for a couple of weeks at Muskoka Woods camp. I love it here. It’s important to give yourself a break every now and then and “recharge your batteries,” so to speak.
As I wrote in the second part of my book, Making Change, you need to give yourself a tune-up whenever you feel run down, to rejuvenate yourself physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. As I wrote: “You are made up of more than just your physical body. Your mind also needs rest and rejuvenation, and so does your soul. You need to find the time to rest, relax and, most importantly, to laugh. Find that place that gives you energy, and take the time to go there an visit ‘with yourself.’ Discover ways to be a human being, not just a human doing.”
I find the best way to do this is to treat yourself to the outdoors. Go for more walks and bike rides. Go camping. Pick up a new sport. Or my personal favourite, take a swim. Especially in this hot summer weather, I’ve found that a pool is the best remedy.
Summer is also a time of trying out new things. If you have some time on your hands throughout July and August, why not donate more of it to a charitable organization? There are plenty of organizations that need your help.
Go online and look up an issue you care deeply about. Is it the environment, human rights, poverty, animal rights? Soon enough you’ll learn about a group in your area that shares your interests. Everyone is too busy in September to start anything new. So now is the time.
As for me, I’ll be back in action soon enough. I’m leaving in late July on a very exciting expedition. I’ll tell you more about it in the near future. Until then, enjoy your summer.
“Together We Can Make A Difference”