15 ways to make your life better this summer

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer?” Not on your life! Check in on your goals, try a new activity or spend time with your mentor.

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Summer is finally here! The sun is out longer, school is on a break (or maybe summer hours start) and life is full of possibilities. Are you taking advantage of it?

Some ideas for making this summer the best one yet:

1. Check your 2015 goals. You’re seven months into the year. What’s working? What isn’t? What changes are important the second half of this year? Don’t look in the rearview mirror at what was done or not—look to the future.

2. Seriously unplug. Build in time to relax. Go to the beach. Plan time with friends. Even if you are in the middle of a major project or you’ve just started a new job, you need to unplug. A mental break will change your perspective and focus. A break is more than just vacation time or a free weekend—it changes how you think.

3. Take a class. Check out what your local college offers. Enroll in an online class or video series. What can you learn to grow as a person or boost your career? Now’s the time to check out summer schedules and sign up.

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