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Managing End-of-Summer Blues

August 21, 2023

With summer drawing to a close, it’s common to feel a bit down. Here are two effective ways to navigate the end of summer with self-care and resilience:

1. Embrace the Change of Seasons: Rather than dwelling on the end of summer, shift your focus to the opportunities and beauty of the upcoming season. Embrace the unique qualities and activities that autumn brings, such as the vibrant colors of changing leaves, cozy evenings, or seasonal festivities. Engage in fall-inspired self-care activities, like going for nature walks, indulging in warm drinks, or starting new hobbies.

2. Set New Goals and Routines: Use the transition to the new season as an opportunity to set fresh goals and establish new routines. This can provide a sense of purpose and anticipation for what lies ahead. Consider setting realistic goals related to personal growth, hobbies, or wellness. Develop a daily routine that incorporates self-care practices, exercise, and activities that bring you joy. Having structure and goals can help counteract the feelings of sadness that can come with the end of summer.