Savoring Summer



I'm hearing from our Positivity Playground members around the world that they're getting settled into their vacation destinations or some new "staycation" routines. I love seeing photos and descriptions of how they're enjoying their summer days.


Personally, I'm enjoying every minute of family time at our cottage on Lake Michigan after missing our visit last summer due to COVID. We have more than 20 years of family memories here, and that history (and the deep quiet of the woods) really feeds our souls.


I'm being intentional about savoring each magical moment.


🤷‍♀️ What is Savoring?


There are many wellbeing benefits to savoring - but what is it, exactly?


Savoring Is the Habit of...

  • Storing Positive Memories

  • Lingering with Positive Memories

  • Replaying Positive Memories

Bryant, 2006


🤗 Why Practice Savoring?


When we linger on and prolong our positive experiences, we're creating a rich memory bank that we can draw upon to boost our mood anytime.


In addition to making us feel better, positive emotions also help us function better at work and in our personal lives.


Positive emotions open our hearts and minds, making us more receptive and creative. They also transform us for the better by allowing us to discover and build new skills, new ties, new knowledge, and new ways of being.


👉 How About You?


Are you enjoying some rekindled summer traditions this year? ...or creating some new positive memories closer to home?


Whatever you're doing, I hope you're feeling more rested with each passing day.


Feel free to send me a chat message anytime (at the bottom of the screen) - or follow me on LinkedIn where I share research-based positivity and wellbeing micro-coaching questions each week.


About the Author

Kristin Lowe is a former international school teacher who now works as an organizational psychologist and positive psychology coach.


Kristin’s work centers around helping international school communities cultivate what is best within themselves and leverage these strengths to support our next generation of changemakers.


You can read more about Kristin’s background and qualifications here.


If you’d like to speak with Kristin about positive psychology coaching and consulting services, please send a message, schedule a call, or start a chat below...




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