TIPS TO KEEP THE SUMMER ESSENCE ALIVE
Spend time outdoors
The warmth and long days of summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop enjoying the great outdoors. One of the main reasons we love summertime so much is because we tend to spend a great deal of time outside and enjoy the energy of the sun. So simply keep this up! After all, the change in the length and warmth of the days is gradual- so make the best use of it! Walk, cycle, explore and appreciate the slow change of seasons, chase as many sunsets as you can, keep your eyes and heart open and keep summer alive throughout the year.
Have things to look forward to
Many people like to plan their next holiday right after getting back from their summer break and there’s logic in that; keeping the excitement flared up and planning ahead for pleasant new experiences to look forward to can be very helpful during the cold or hard days of winter.
Keep physically active
During summertime, we relax but also take up new fun & energetic activities. By keeping a steady routine of physical exercise and adding new activities to your schedule as the autumn days become winter, you will be looking after your precious endorphin levels, thus staying happier and more energized for longer.
Spend time offline & be present
Spending time offline helps to feel truly present in your life and relationships and experience every moment to the fullest. While it may not be possible to continue this exactly the same way we did during the summer, it is surely worthwhile to try your best shot at being disconnected from social media and your smartphone, and connect to all the beautiful things that go on around you.
Stay connected to significant others
Summer makes us all more social; we meet new people and reconnect with our loved ones and this is one of the features that make it so magnificent. So keep this fire burning by committing to nurturing those social connections with your meaningful others. It is very easy to fall back into well-known busy patterns and routines, but it is up to you to keep the time aside just for the cultivation of your relationship, friendships and family. Make each moment worth it.
Adopt healthy habits
Overall, we tend to eat better and healthier in the summer and that is probably because there is more fruit and vegetables to choose from. Our relationship to food is a very important one, that is in our best interest to further nurture. You can keep the summer vibes alive by continuing to keep a close eye on what you eat. Keep up with the light meals, and try to add new dishes to your everyday menu. Should that be discovering a new restaurant, or experimenting with an exciting tasty recipe at home? That’s your call, but the point is that by keeping a healthy, balanced and delicious diet filled with new tastes now and then, you will also be keeping that summer feel up and running.
Start on new ventures & projects
Inspired by all that they experienced, most people are refreshed and rejuvenated after the summer, so instead of getting straight back into a rut of boring, lifeless, mundane usual activities, you may make the best use of this fresh, optimistic and vibrant energy by leaping into new ventures, goals and projects to challenge you and keep you motivated. Enter a period of new beginnings, no matter what they are. A new diet? A new job? A new relationship routine? A new self-discovery project? Anything new will help keep you moving smoothly and energized into autumn. We love summer because of its novelty in a series of different aspects as we discover and experience new things, therefore this newness is something to hold on to.