Students are back in school or soon will be. The last summer beach trips are wrapping up. Summer’s heat is vacillating during her last few weeks of 2023. For many of us, our moods are also vacillating.
We’re transitioning into Fall. New projects will emerge. New jobs will begin. Different foods will grace our tables. Our homes will welcome the color changes of new decor.
What about you? What transitions will you make with the change of seasons? Goals and resolutions are not just for January. Try one seasonally. Like a rust-colored leaf in the sand, transitions can seem to be out of place, but they’re not.
Physical and Mental Transitions
Although transitions can be difficult, some transitions can also be fun. It’s difficult to add more time to your exercise routine. It can be fun to add one more color to your dinner plate. Color equals healthy.
If you don’t have the energy to add another mile to your walk, add ten minutes of reading your emails while standing up. If you dislike spinach salads, try sautéed spinach with your scrambled eggs or egg casserole.
When you don’t have the time or inclination to do a gratitude journal, hide a happy face post-it note on your desk someplace. Maybe every time you see it, you’ll be inspired to think of something that made you smile lately.
Summer Transition Tradition
As your Summer transitions into Fall, it could be fun to create a Summer Transition Tradition. Wouldn’t it be fun to sit with your friends and family, taking turns talking about your favorite summer memories? It would be a collective recollection of all the fun things you did during your summer.
Then, prepare for the building the future memories and accomplishments. For as Theresa Tsalaky says, “Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door, or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.”