I fell off the daily post bandwagon. Sorry folks.
Do you want to hear my excuses? I’ve got several good ones. Gems, in fact.
Skip it, you say. My pleasure! Let’s get back to business.
Today’s tip is to “flow with the season”.
When spring turns to summer I am all set.
When fall morphs right into winter I’m already deep into my self-pity so I don’t really notice a difference.
It’s the big changes that get me every time. I don’t care what my husband says, when we go from winter to spring and when I am stopped dead in my flip flops and forced into big socks and fleece, I get all kinds of crazy. Sometimes it’s not too bad and I just get a little confused or forgetful but sometimes it’s major down-in-the-dumps-sad-angry-depressed- Jimmy-crack-corn-and-I-don’t-care-about-anything kind of feeling.
Many years ago, I let those feelings take over and I didn’t know how to get out of the funk. Now, even though I know they’ll come and I definitely know when they’ve arrived, I am fully aware of what’s happening and I know what to do.
When I feel the “funk” coming on, I acknowledge what it is and think about what I can do to get myself back on track…fast.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity about how much I dread the winter like I usually do, I am trying to embrace the beauty of the change of the season. The air is crisp, the leaves are beautiful and the bugs are gone. I’ve been spending more time than usual outside and I’ve actually been enjoying it. Sure I have to put a shoe and a sock on and maybe even a sweater or sweatshirt but it’s all good.
Instead of fighting with Mother Nature (you know she’s gonna win), go with the flow.
- Spend a few minutes outside during the day – early morning, noon or evening. Close your eyes and take a deep breathe. Now slowly let it go. It’s. All. Good.
- Get your favorite fall sweater or sweatshirt out and snuggle up. It’s been away for awhile but it’s time for a comeback. It’s okay if you’ll be all set with it again in a few months. Now, just enjoy.
- Pumpkin. Pumpkin. Pumpkin. Coffee, tea, candles. Mmmmm. They just don’t feel quite right in June. But now it’s a little slice of heaven.
What can you do to go with the flow as the seasons are changing? Share it below.
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Erika Swafford says
I miss the leaves when they are gone, but they are pretty in the fall colors. There are a lot of things that can’t be enjoyed unless it is cold like you said. For example, I really enjoy a white chocolate mocha. But, not in the summer! It has to be cold outside. If I can wear enough layers to stay warm in the winter I don’t mind it so much.