3 Tips to Turning a Summer of Chaos into Fun
How is your summer stacking up? Is it filled with chaos? Or fun? Although mine always tilts toward the overly-busy side, I keep chaos at bay by sprinkling my days with fun. How do I do it?
Years ago, I learned these three tips from the years when I worked from the saddle, leading horse pack trips in the wilderness of Montana. A time when my days were reduced to the simplicity of life: “lights-out” was when the sun slipped behind the mountains and my “bed” consisted of a sleeping bag under a thousand twinkling stars.
During those years, I discovered that having fun was not dependent on money or what money could buy. Rather it is a state of mind, the ability to disappear from the hustle and bustle of life by zooming in on moments with child-like wonder.
Here are 3 Tips to Turning a Summer of Chaos into Fun
- Turn off the TV, phone, radio, and all background noise so that you can listen to silence—and God’s still small voice.
- Learn to live life with the wonder of a child by doing child-like things. How long has it been since you watched a raindrop slip off a blade of grass, taken time to smell the air after a rainstorm, or splashed in a puddle? Why not lie on a blanket on the lawn with your family and look for shooting stars?
- Always be sure to frame your day with God by reading a chapter in the New Testament. Why not ask Him how to simplify your life?
Rebecca Ondov is a best-selling author whose books and articles help readers escape the hustle and bustle of the world and experience life—and faith—with child-like wonder.
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