Summer Solstice is Monday! This is a very important day of the year as it marks the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year. The solstices mark important times in the year- turning points, phases, energy shifts.
When I was backpacking in South America, I saw firsthand how certain ancient structures in Peru were created to light up perfectly on the summer and winter solstices. In fact, their calendars were built around these peak days. So they have indeed been considered very significant time periods by many cultures and throughout the world’s history..
This time of the year also marks about halfway through the year, so I recommend you reexamine the goals you set for yourself in January. This is a great time to really examine our habits and figure out a few doable goals to stick with this summer (even if we didn’t do so great with our New Year’s goals!).
And unlike New Year’s, which is a completely man-made holiday based on our Western calendar, the solstices mark actual new energetic cycles that reverberate with the phases of the sun and throughout the entire planet. I strongly believe now is an even more powerful time to create new “resolutions” or goals.
Set Your Summer Solstice Goals
Here are a few suggested Goals You might adopt right now, without having to find the “perfect staring time”!
– Having one coffee or less per day
– Eat a huge salad for lunch at least 3 times a week and/or making your own lunch (so you can use sprouted bread and the best ingredients if you are going to make a sandwich)
– Give up Diet Coke once and for all (and switch to lemon water)
– Have the Glowing Green Smoothie at least 3 times per week
– Visit a local farmer’s market at least once a week to stock up on organic, local greens
– Stop microwaving any food- or buying microwaved meals
– Replace packaged protein bars with fresh fruit or some raw nuts
So go for it!! Pick 1-3 Summer Solstice Goals and start incorporating them this week. Pick doable ones that you know that can accomplish, but still make them challenging, and know that each one is moving you towards your newest, most beautiful and energized self!!! It always helps to write your goals down to make you more serious about them, so they aren’t just floating around as a possibility.
Make them real! And look at them when you need reinforcement or in moments of weakness. And I like to write down why I’ve taken on that particular goal anyway. For instance, “I am giving up Diet Coke, because I want to have more energy and I want more glowing skin.” The universe and nature will be particularly supportive of you right now. ☺ As will I!
I’m excited for you to get excited about your new goals. :)
All my very best,