COMBATING THE SUNDAY SCARIES!
Don’t Let Your Monday Ruin your Sunday
Your Sunday Seven!
1. Plan a Spontaneous Road Trip
The month of June is all about road trips and river festivals for the Callen House. As a competitive whitewater paddleboarder (yes, there is such a thing), Jim is on the circuit! He’s racing as part of a sponsored team this year, so he’s expanded his race entries.
We’re in Steamboat for the Yampah River Festival this weekend, Vail for Go Pro Games next weekend, and Salida for FiBARK (the oldest river festival in the country!) for the Colorado State Championships over Father’s Day weekend.
This is serious business.
Wish Jim luck!
And wish me my sanity.
2. Host an Outdoor Movie Night
Technology makes it easier than ever to throw up a sheet and project a movie onto a big screen in your backyard! It’ll bring back fond memories of 80’s nights in the drive-in (remember when you could go see a double feature!?).
I don’t know why, but it just seems like Goonies is the right movie selection for a neighborhood watch party.
3. It’s Farmer’s Market Season!
Growing time has just started here at 6,000 feet above sea level, but in many cities, the bounty is rolling in, and farmer’s markets are in full swing.
I love picking up farm fresh eggs, seasonal produce, and a knick-knack or two from local artisans when we visit our farmer’s markets to head out to one near you to support small businesses.
4. Get Outside and Reflect
Time in the outdoors is proven to boost your mood and provide a welcome distraction from technology and other stimuli that can make it hard to focus on yourself, what you want in life, and where you’re headed.
Grab a notebook, walk, ride, or hike to a nearby park, scenic viewpoint, or other inspiring nature-centric setting and give yourself some quiet time to think about your goals and vision for the future.
Bonus: do this every day for the month of June, and you’ll be reeling with excitement and possibilities come the Fourth of July!
5. Celebrate a New Grad
Whether it’s college, high school, or kindergarten, it’s graduation season. My youngest niece is graduating from high school this week, so in her (Emma) honor, I’ll suggest you celebrate a new grad in your life!
A thoughtful gift to set them up for success as they move into a new phase of life will be met with gratitude for sure!
6. Volunteer for some Clean-Up
It’s trail-building, river clean-up, and street-cleaning season around here, and I bet it is where you live too. Find a local organization that works to sustain your surroundings and spend a day helping to pick up trash or cut new trails. Your community will thank you!
7. Buy an Aloe Plant
Odd tip, eh?
This week’s Encore Episode of No More Mondays Podcast features one of my favorite and most sarcastic Brits, Craig Knight. As a culture expert, Craig helps companies across the globe to improve their work environment, and it just so happens plants serve a purpose in an office!
For this and a million other great suggestions on how you can create (or find) a healthy work environment aligned with your values, tune into this week’s podcast episode.
Here’s to a great week every week!
Your Friend and Coach,