I love summertime for regaining your equilibrium and your mojo. There’s something about being outside, looking into a beautiful blue sky, feeling the warm sun on your face that makes you just darn happy to be alive. I can close my eyes and tilt my face to the sky and feel the warmth radiating into my body. All of a sudden I’m connected with the larger world around me. I feel the universal energy and I know it exists.
Need to regain your mojo? Here are five tips for summer.
1. Get outside. Even if you’re sitting on your porch or on the ground, simply getting outside helps to reconnect us with the outdoors and with the sun. We can draw upon the solar energy to refuel our own batteries, and the great thing is, within our lifetimes, solar energy is limitless. (Sure, the sun will go supernova in several hundreds of thousands of years, but we don’t have to worry about that.)
2. Get moving. Go for a walk. Work in your garden. Get your body moving to help get the energy out of your head and down into your body. You can use this to connect with yourself as well as ground.
3. Enjoy other’s happiness. Go to the park with your dog or your kids and watch them run and have fun outdoors. Enjoy the kids being out of school and playing on your street. Even watching a bird or a rabbit moving through your yard can be enjoyable. Add a bird bath, watch the birds splash and play. Smiles are contagious.
4. Find your own happiness. If there’s an activity you like, even if you’re forced indoors by the summer heat (such as a runner who works out in a gym instead of the sidewalk), make sure you keep up with the activity. Soon enough the weather will turn and you can go back outside again.
5. Get wet! Running through a sprinkler, playing in the pool, visiting the ocean, or a water park are all great ways to enjoy the summer heat. Water reduces stress on your joints, so walking in the water is easier for those with disabilities, even as it provides a greater resistance.
Enjoy the summer and feel your mojo return with the summer heat!