The week after labour serves as the unofficial end of Summer. Although the season doesn’t technically end until September 22, the weather outside is already beginning to change. This is a transitional time of year, kids are going back to school, parents are readjusting their schedule for the school year, traffic gets worse and the weather slowly then suddenly gets a lot colder. This can be a stressful time of year in everyone’s life and it is important to manage this stress ensuring that the change from summer to fall is a seamless one. Here are 5 ways to transition from summer to fall.
Adjust your morning commute: As the weather gets cold and the leaves begin to descend to the ground, it becomes clear that the fall season has arrived. However, the weather isn’t the only thing that is changing this time of year. With school returning, it has a huge effect on traffic making the morning commute much longer. It is important to leave earlier and also be prepared to sit in gridlock. It is also important to remember to stay calm and not let road rage get the best of you.
Re adjust your wardrobe: With fall comes beautiful foliage, however the trade off for these beautiful colours is colder weather. Fall’s weather gives you an opportunity to wear everything in your wardrobe compared to the summer and winter when you are either wearing as little as possible or bundled up in a giant coat.
Take up a new interest or hobby appropriate for the season: Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. However, fall is a season where people spend more time indoors. Find a hobby or interest that lends itself to this season such as reading a great book or baking a delicious pie.
Get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall air and scenery: Before the weather turns on us for good and we are stuck huddling for warmth until spring, get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. For example, a great outdoor fall activity would be to visit a pumpkin patch.
Find a new goal and accomplish it: For many people September symbolizes the start of a new year with kids going back to school and people starting new jobs. Treat this transitional month as if it is a new year and come up with a resolution or goal that you can work towards.