I’m grateful to be getting some time out and a short break and holiday away from it all. Will use the time out to relax, rest the body and sharpen the mind. It will also allow for some time out to reflect on and think about the life being lived at this time. To look to at how it is I want to be living over the coming days, weeks and months. And how best I can creatively bridge the gap between where I am now in life and where I want to be this time next year.

One activity that will happen more than ever while away will be the act of taking some time out to catch up all the reading that there just wasn’t the time to do over the last weeks and months. Reading is an activity that I try to do on a daily basis. For it gives me energy and truly does fuel my creativity. So the chance to get so much more of it in, while away, will be so welcome.

Of course, not everyone is interested in or has the time to read. Only, what activities do you get to get to do on a regularly basis so as to sharpen your mind and rest your body? And if you don’t know what activities allow you to rest, relax, renew yourself and get creative, it’s important that you do identify them. For when you do and then allow them to become an integral part of your life you will have a far greater chance to move forward in your life. For getting creative will empower you to move in an upward spiral of growth, change and continuous improvement. They will also give you the stamina to achieve the life you want to live.

So if you are lucky enough to get a holiday and some time away from it all, every success with making the most of it. And if it’s just not possible for you to get away then hopefully you will get to carve out sometime in the last of these long days and bright evenings to pursue the activities that will allow you to go on and achieve the life you want to be living.

Take good care of yourselves and truly hope you get to make the most of the rest of the summer regardless of what it holds for you.