Summer can be super hot, exciting, fun and full of long busy days but when it comes time for Summer to end and Fall to begin, sometimes it can be difficult to transition. I find Fall can be gloomy, dark and sometimes very wet so I become tired quickly, and that can be tough.
When the time comes to bid farewell to Summer, here are some tips to help you transition smoothly:
- Change up Your Wardrobe: It’s time to pack away the shorts, tanks and adorable sandals and bring out the leggings, cardigans and cute jackets! Be sure to love what you have for this type of weather – and if you don’t love it, change it! Getting excited about warmer clothes is one of the best reasons to enjoy Fall!
- Keep Enjoying Nature: During the summer who doesn’t love being outside soaking up the sun? Well, there’s no reason to hibernate during Fall. Get outside, enjoy that crisp air. Go for walks, jogs or even have a picnic on a Sunny afternoon.
- Make the Necessary Changes:
Home: Bring out a warm blanket to lay on the couch with, change the Summery scents into more Fall scents: Pumpkin, Apple Cinnamon etc., put away any summery decor and bring out any that represents Fall (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Leaves etc.!)Work: Have a desk? Change up what’s on it. Add a candle, a nice photo with cool Fall colors (oranges, yellows, browns)With Kids: Keep on schedule, but be sure to enjoy the outdoors more as a family. Take advantage of the cool Fall nights with a late night movie and blanket cuddle on the couch! Food: Comfort food. Yes – I’m talking soups, chili, roasts… Start making those beloved meals that you couldn’t make a lot during the hot summer months and warm up with them now!
Kids usually find it more difficult to adjust than adults do. We’ve been through the change of season more times than we can count so it’s helpful to help the kiddos adjust too. Bake fun treats, go on scavenger hunts outside, look at the different and changes leaves, go to the pumpkin patch, and go on a nice long bike ride! Enjoy the outdoors before Old Man Winter arrives, which will be SO soon.
What do you like to do to help ease the transition from Summer to Fall in your life?