This morning as I stumbled through my morning routine, I noted in my reflection and gratitude app that it was Friday. Normally Friday would bring joy and be amazing, but during the summer when it is summer break, Friday is simply another day.
Fridays during the school year bring joy and anticipation of weekend plans and a less structured day. During summer break, almost every day is less structured! I try to keep that in mind as I plan and execute my day and my week. As the summer winds down, structure is what I look forward to about returning to school.
Years ago, I read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Reading the book was difficult. It was full of ideas about personal management and was more of a textbook for life. I finished it and every so often, I open it, and re-read or leaf through the pages. The habit I rely on most during the unstructured summer is Habit 3: Put First Things First. Reading that book, changed my life.
Even though it’s summer and Friday is ‘just another day’ I need to remind myself to put first things first.
Last night as I was returning home from volunteering at the food pantry, the sun was setting, and I quickly snapped a few photos of the sun out the side window.
Even in summer there is structure. The sun comes up, the sun goes down, and it starts again the next day.
I know it’s Friday, the sun is up, and it will set later today. I know it is going to be an amazing day. So, I’d better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, putting first things first.
What’s on your Friday agenda?