Print out some of your favorite summer photos. Either good professional shots or quick pics you took with your phone. Print them out and put them on the fridge or hang them on a string with tiny clothes pins. Rotate the images so that you can easily transport yourself back to the lazy days of summer and vacations when fall starts to get you down. This is also a good thing for me during the dark days of February and early March. It gets me through until the sunny days return.
Take time for self care. Have the energy and stamina you need during the season when the days become shorter, and therefore darker, by including a few self-care practices in your daily routine. Take a yoga class, find a local pool to swim in or pack yourself big salads from home instead of eating takeout. Be good to you and do what you can to improve your physical and mental health. You will likely notice a difference right away.
Make a list of all the things you love about fall. It’s not always easy to love fall with the messed up schedules, the extra running around and the earlier sunsets (don’t even get me started on Daylight Savings Time) but make a list of things you DO love. Visits to an orchard? Pumpkin flavored everything? Write it down and add to it often.
On that note, what are the things YOU love most about fall? I’d love to see what your list in the comments.