I love the slow pace of summer, the long and warm nights. I love the easiness of just throwing on shorts and a T-Shirt and eating all your meals outside. I love summer and to me it is always the season of rest and getting refreshed for everything that’s ahead in the fall. But when you’re no longer on a school schedule it can sometimes be hard getting back into the swing of things. I have sometimes felt completely unprepared and then completely overwhelmed.So now I usually try to get a head start. And that really helps me in getting back into the swing of things and ease into the next season. Because I love Fall!
I have just come back from a beautiful vacation at the Atlantic coast of France and I know I have a couple of weeks left before Fall really starts to kick in. So I want to be ready and thought I’d take you with me on the journey of getting back into the swing of things. You ready?
Here are the 3 things I do after summer as if I was going back to school but it’s really just me getting back into the swing of things:
1. Take a little bit of time and get an overview of your Fall until the end of the year
This is so important. When we know the big picture of the season, have a vision of where we want to go it is so much easier getting back into the swing of things because you know your goals. I usually write out the big events of the seasons, my monthly meetings and things which happen on a weekly basis like this blog. That way I don’t over plan and keep time for spontaneity and friends.
2. Be strategic with your times of rest.
Fall can be a really busy season because somehow we all feel like we need to get everything done before the end of the year. Try to plan in times of rest. A weekend where you go away or spend time alone. Not only will you have something to look forward to, but you will also put in moments of pause which will really help you stay the course.
3. Make a wish list.
I only started this recently and I totally love it. At the beginning of each season I make a small list of things I would love to do like a fall hike through the forest or doing a spa day or making a bonfire. That way I make absolutely sure that I’m not just working working working, running running running but I am actually enjoying the season and making the most out of it.
Friends I really just want to encourage you to enjoy each season in life whether it is an actual season like switching from Summer to Fall and getting back into the swing of things or a season in life. Sometimes there are seasons of rest and easiness and sometimes there are seasons of hard work and trying to keep the vision. It can both be enjoyed and I know you have a calling and a purpose so keep pursuing and may this coming Fall the best one yet.