So did you?

Did you stop and make the time to reflect? Did you look back on June to learn what went well, and what didn’t? Did you look ahead at what you want to improve upon or accomplish over this new month?

July is here and for those of us in the northeast, that means the lazy, hazy days of summer. For most of us, lazy is not part of the equation and we can find ourselves busier than ever. Fourth of July cookouts and summer travel plans. Late nights spent outside under a star filled sky, and early mornings to ensure you get as many hours as you can of the daylight to soak up the sun. May you enjoy each and every moment.

Be mindful. Be grateful. And make it a great month.

How was your month?

June is quickly coming to a close and we will embark on a new month in less than 48 hours.

As time passes, be sure to make the time to reflect upon life. What is going well for you, and what isn’t? How can you improve upon something, or do you need to change direction completely? What have you learned, and what do you want to learn? How have you contributed to making someone’s life better, or how did you hurt them?

Living authentically is a conscious decision. It is something that must be acted upon each day through mindfulness and reflection. Don’t wait to until something goes wrong to check-in with yourself – do it daily, and often.

When you find yourself going through the  motions of life, simply flipping pages on a calendar or scrolling the dates on your phone, stop. Take a moment to slow down, breathe and engage in that moment. In the words of John Lennon, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” Don’t be so busy that it passes you by.

As you prepare to bid farewell to June and kick-off July, take a few minutes to think back on these past days.

How was your month?