Getting tired of the party atmosphere that summer inevitably brings? It’s nice to hit up the beach, but all the sand and hot weather can start to get a bit much. Thankfully, autumn is in the air. A return to routine, cooler nights, and sense of settling in. If you’re feeling a bit anxious about this sudden shift in seasons, we have the best ways to transition to a calmer autumn.
Summer is a fun season. It’s a time to party and catch up with friends. Even if you’re ready for a different season, you can still appreciate summer for what it was. End summer with a bang. Have that last beach picnic or backyard BBQ. If there’s a particular outdoor activity you love doing in the summer, be sure to find time for it. A paddleboard at sunset or a game of beach volleyball. Take that last road trip with your friends. It’s important to leave summer with no regrets; after all, it won’t come again for another year.
If you started a project in the summer, be sure to finish it. It’s always nice to start fresh each season. While we celebrate New Year’s with a list of resolutions, autumn is a more natural beginning. Finish painting that bedroom or harvesting your garden. The more summer projects you can finish, the better you can make room for autumn projects.
Plan a routine
Autumn is all about routine. Whether it’s back to school or back to work, there’s more of an emphasis on needing to wake up at a particular time and go to bed at a particular time. Think about how you want your day to look like.
If you’re a morning person, start the day off with a few minutes of meditation or journaling. If you’re a nice person, add these tasks to the end of the day. Think about what makes the most sense for you and what is the easiest way to stick to that routine. The easier you can fall into your routine, the easier it will naturally surround you.
Make a list
Who doesn’t love a good list? Think about both what you love about fall and what you want to accomplish in fall. Cooler weather means it can be easier to complete DIY tasks around the home. It’s also the natural end cycle with most gardens, so that will probably end up on your list.
Think about fun fall recipes to bake and family activities to indulge in. Think about everything you want to accomplish and then try to plan around them. Depending on where you live, fall can quickly turn into winter, so don’t procrastinate. Make the most out of this glorious new season. The best ways to transition to a calmer autumn involves a bit of planning.