July isn’t exactly the month most of us think about setting goals. In fact, July is probably the time of the year when goals are farthest from our minds. After all, we’re a full six months past the goals we set in January and six months away from the goals we’ll set next January.
Not only is it not goal-setting season, it’s the middle of summer. And summer means our lives are slowing down for a bit—especially since kids are out of school.
Maybe you’re slowing down the weekly routine in your personal life. You might be hanging out at the pool more, planning a trip to the beach, or leaving the office a little early to catch a baseball game.
Maybe things are slowing down professionally, too. Maybe Sunday morning attendance is sporadic at church..Whatever a “slow season” looks like for you, you’re probably in the middle of it. But a slow season doesn’t have to equal a wasted season.
Summer doesn’t have to be a season of “meh” Sundays, “I’ll do it tomorrow” Mondays, and “I’ll think about that in the fall” Fridays. In fact, a slow season is often the best time to set goals, plan, and be intentional. If you think about it, in reality December and January are really difficult months to set goals. While the calendar reset in January is nice, those months are some of our busiest of the year. The holidays, family, friends, food…BUSY
But what does July look like for you? Have some downtime? If so, this might be the best time of the year to think about your goals and plans for the future—for yourself and your family. Don’t waste this slower-paced season, embrace it. Are you going to relax? Of course. But relaxing doesn’t have to be a synonym for slacking. So . . .
What goals do you need to set for yourself this season or next season?
What goals have dropped off your radar since January that you need to pick back up?
Do it now!