While many of you want to avoid the changing of the seasons, it’s something that you can’t ignore. Going from the warmth of summer to the cold of winter is a drastic shift, and some of us feel it more than others.
The changing of the seasons happens everywhere and to everyone. So, I’m here to tell you that there are easy ways to deal with it this year.
This post will give you some insight into how to deal with the changing of the seasons. Weather changes can affect your mood and emotions, making you feel down or depressed. While it’s perfectly normal to feel a little off during this time, always be sure to speak with your doctor regularly about how you are feeling.
But these feelings don’t have to control your life. You can do something about it with a bit of planning and effort.
This post does not constitute medical advice. Please be sure to consult a medical professional to get a proper diagnosis.
Here’s how you can manage the changing of the season:
Instead of avoiding the changing seasons during fall and winter, you can use them as an opportunity to look at your life and make meaningful changes. Below are some examples and ideas to get started.
Focus on Reflection & Self Improvement
One way to deal with the colder weather is to focus on reflection in your life. When it’s cold, you can sit in a cozy place in your home reading books or listening to audio programs that give you excellent knowledge and insight about yourself and others.
You may want to think deeply about what is important to you or what you want to create in your life.
Write about what is important to you and what changes you like to make in your life. You can also write down ideas on how to improve yourself or plan for the upcoming year. Here are some journaling prompts for you to use all year round.
Create a Vision Board
As the weather gets colder and the leaves change color, this is a great time to help you transition from the spring and summer seasons. You can create a vision board of your goals for the upcoming year or have it remind you how you want to feel each day.
You can print out photos, words, ideas that inspire you and put them up in a place where you’ll see them every day. You can also create a vision board by collaging a posterboard with words and images that inspire you.
When you see your vision board every day, it will help you motivate yourself to live the life you want during the upcoming year.
Get Some Exercise
Even though fall is a busy time of year for most people, as the weather gets colder, it’s also the perfect time to take care of yourself.
As you spend more time indoors and bundling up in layers this season, this is a good time for self-care and exercise. After all, we can’t forget that we are still animals who need physical activity and daylight. Being active outdoors during the fall and winter seasons can help make you feel better.
Even though it may be cold, get outside for a brisk walk or do some exercises at home before starting your day. This will give you the energy to face the day head-on instead of feeling sluggish and lazy.
As you can see, there are many ways you can deal with the changing of the season. I hope that my list of ideas will get you heading in the right direction to live better, feel better, and survive these colder days of fall and winter.
Want to read more about navigating seasonal change? 4 Ways Seasonal Changes Affects Our Perceptions Of Life by Camille Parker is a great read!