There’s something about the fall season that signifies all things new and a fresh start, but it's also a little bittersweet to say goodbye to summer.
Whether it’s that you’re heading back to school, prepping for a busy work season or just wanting to use the new season as a way to realign and set some new intentions, here are 5 ideas on how to close the summer in a positive way and make way for a great fall.
1. Make The Most Of Every Day
Carving out time for things you love to do is the best way to create that same momentum into the fall. So make plans, carve out time for dates with friends, try something you haven’t done before, perhaps take a trip or visit some new places locally that you haven’t had the opportunity to try out yet. Even if you’ve had a difficult time this summer nursing a heartbreak, there’s still time to make a short bucket list and cross some things off.
2. Think About Your Personal Goals
Every new season is a great excuse to think a few steps ahead. What would you love to happen this season? Whether that’s getting a promotion, making good grades, making progress on that passion project, cultivating new friendships or creating a healthy routine that you actually enjoy, make a list of things that are important to you and think about the practical steps you can take to turn them into reality. It really helps to write this all down in a journal to get super clear on what these things are.
3. Reflect Back Positively
Something which is equally important to thinking ahead, is to reflect back positively. Whatever you’ve been through this summer - good and bad - what have you learned from those experiences? Where can you really give yourself credit for getting through it all? What has it revealed to you about yourself? Starting a new season might mean making some changes, but it’s also about being your own cheerleader and acknowledging how far you’ve come.
4. Spruce Up Your Personal Space
A really fun thing to do is to mark the new season with some redecorating. Fall is a time for cozying up at home more, for indulgent self-care and for creating a sanctuary for yourself. So set a day where you might want to clear out some clutter to make space for the new. Try rearranging your furniture and sorting your closet out so that it only has things in it that you love to wear. Maybe treat yourself to a day investing in some new pieces! You could even look at switching up your beauty routine too and trying out some new products.
5. Set A Positive Intention
You can also close the summer with a positive intention about other people in your life. It’s really easy to get wrapped up in ourselves and our own needs (which are important!), but how can you also bring more love and warmth into the lives of other people around you? Even if it’s just a genuine compliment or a hug. Try expressing your appreciation and love for people in small ways when you can. It not only makes them feel amazing but will give you an ultimate feel-good buzz too.
Enjoy these last days of summer, and we can't wait to see what the fall brings for you.
We'd love to hear from you - do you have any end of summer rituals? How do you beat the end of summer blues?