Transition: an abrupt change in energy
If you google ‘transition from summer to fall,’ you’ll find a host of fashionable ideas on how to blend your summer and fall wardrobes. You’ll find very little, however, on how to blend the conflicting emotions a change of season can elicit.
The autumnal equinox is on September 22, 2016 and it’s important to nourish your mind, spirit, and body as the season shifts. Shorter days and colder nights have a profound impact on our bodies and minds. We can grow melancholy as the golden hue of the low set sun illuminates the changing landscape. While some find fall invigorating; others find it bittersweet. Feelings of grief and sadness grow more prevalent this time of year.
The following articles offer tips on how to navigate the transition:
Seasonal Transition Tips
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
“September especially is associated with a time of change for just about all of us, and that can really affect a person’s mood,” says Stephen O’Neill, LICSW, BCD, JD, Social Work Manager for Psychiatry and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Some people are ready for cooler weather and school to begin, but others aren’t quite as resilient to change.”
“To help you transition more smoothly from the summer season, here are nine ways you can get into the fall groove, including a few activities to help give summer a proper send-off.“
“The pressure of succeeding and meeting expectations that come with a new year can consume our energy. We use worry like a form of long-distance control when we feel like our goals are merely another opportunity to fail.”
If you or someone you know are struggling through a transition, solution-focused therapy can help. Just like your physical health, staying healthy emotionally will reap benefits over your lifespan and add richness to daily living.
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