Summer, you have arrived!

Jul 08, 2019 by Jemila Pratt, in Uncategorized
Photo cred: Jeremy Bishop

I particularly enjoy the warmer months of the year for obvious reasons. But also because I get cold easily if the temperature is not 72 degrees or more.

A few weeks ago, I posted about my Summer Equinox intentions and wanting to share them. As always, my journal housed several notes on areas that needed focus; health, self-care, creativity, dating/social life.

Setting intentions by the season is new, typically I would write a list for the year. Having different or renewed intentions for each season might prove more useful and manageable. I think that each season will allow me to adjust to achieved growth or improvement that needs to be accomplished. Hopefully this will be more effective than typical resolutions written just after the New Year.

Keeping track and maintaining accountability is a process that will be fine-tuned as I go along. Perhaps making updates to share successes and areas that need cultivation.

Below is an abbreviated version of my Summer Equinox Intentions.

Physical Health
  • Drink 72 oz of water consistently
  • Rotate exercise routine: CrossFit, running, yoga, hiking
  • Decrease intake of sugar and carbs, but increase protein

Self-care & Mental Health
  • Reflection
  • Enjoy “do nothing” days
  • Check-in with support team and family each week
  • Assert yourself; ideas, wants/needs
  • Be present
  • Actively purge closet and files


  • Make greeting cards
  • Write and submit your work
  • Try working on poetry again
  • Read a new book for inso

Dating-Social Life-Adventure
  • Get dressed up and take yourself out on a date
  • Shoot your shot; it won’t cost you anything. Plus, you can immediately stop all that wondering.
  • Have fun
  • Go do all those things you paid for on Groupon

Did you set any intentions for Summer 2019? What are they? How have you managed them?