Rules of Summer (2013 edition)
- Learn something new.
- Skip stones.
- Get behind on the news.
- Carry with me: tree guide, water bottle, scissors (for wildflowers), pencil, journal, book to read with the kids, handkerchief, $5
- Avoid the internet.*
- Eat meals by the river often.
- Create more, consume less.**
- Lay in the grass.
- Sun tea.
*My specific rule is no internet Monday through Friday night after the house is clean, excepting a daily e-mail check and work on a MOOC I will be taking (see rule #1).
**For me, this means listening to fewer podcasts and writing about what I read.