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Summer is unofficially over and the warp speed of life is returning with full gusto.
You may be feeling really challenged right now to mentally get back into the proverbial swing of things after a few months of summer's more laid-back energy and vacation travel.
However, embracing the fall season with intention and purpose is critical so that you can more easily embrace a full schedule and regular routine.
Here are a few crucial tips to help get you back in the swing of things:
💡Plan out your week ahead without fail. Know exactly what each day brings and what you must do in order to be fully prepared. And now more than ever, it's vital to look ahead to the month as a whole. This extra step helps you to plan ahead for the important dates and commitments on your calendar.
💡Having a regular sleep schedule is vital year-round, especially as we transition from summer into fall. Getting more sleep helps feed your energy levels and stamina, as well as your creative ideas. It's also a great way to navigate the shorter days and colder temperatures.
💡Keep it moving. Summertime is a traditional time of year to spend time outdoors, but fall offers a huge variety of fun and seasonal activities. These activities help fuel your soul and inspire your creativity, and they give your mind a welcome opportunity to switch off and rest from the rigors of a demanding schedule.
💡Revisit your list of goals. Taking time off during summer - while welcome and necessary for our mental health - can also divert our attention elsewhere and away from our goals. It's easy to forget your existing progress with each goal and how much more needs to be done in order to cross these individual items off your list. Not to mention which goals you need to get started on so that you can be right on track to achieve them this year. Additionally, are there goals that perhaps need to be added to your list, some that are in need of a gentle tweaking (or even more extensive revisions), while others can come off your list altogether?
These are just a few key ways to help you more easily navigate the transition from the summer season into fall.
Think of your favorite ways of welcoming this incredible season back into your life that also help to ease your way back into a much busier routine. Embrace these habits and create new ones that will serve you well in the long run.