One of the beautiful truths about life is that no matter who you are, how old you are, or what you’ve decided to do with your daylight hours, everything slows down a little in summer.

Look, we humans tend to live our lives sprinting from task to task and responsibility to responsibility with an abandon that only allows time for the basics — food, sleep, a little bit of fun now and then. Now, not all of us to do this, there are indeed grasshoppers dispersed throughout the ant farm, but for the most part, we run as kings and queens of our own universe, and we do it at top speed.

Summer demands our attention and begs us to take our foot off the accelerator. The daylight hours are usually too hot, too bright, or just too nice to work all the time. In response to this call, we create off-hours, downtime, and I’m not talking about weeks at the beach or weekends on the patio. I’m talking about the lump sum of minutes we sneak into each and every day.

So here’s what I want you to do.

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