Focus on fall’s positives
You can live for summer, but fall ain’t so bad. Focusing on all of its positives (and there are many!), can make parting with summer easier. Sure, we may not be spending as much time at the beach and might get chilly in a tank top, but we can’t forget that fall is full of magic, too.
Krimer suggests making a list of all the positive things fall brings, like all the activities that only happen this season. Remind yourself that enjoyment is a practice, and you can practice it at any time you want, she says.
Dr. Sanam Hafeez, licensed clinical psychologist, urges us to appreciate all the things fall has to offer and to plan accordingly. “Appreciating fall and planning weekend getaways to go apple and pumpkin picking, hiking, and taking advantage of cooler, less humid temperatures can have a very positive effect,” she says. Who doesn’t love pumpkin picking?
Stacy Kaiser, licensed psychotherapist and editor at large of Live Happy, knows the deal. “Focus on the positives, such as that cold weather promotes cuddling and that the holidays are around the corner,” she says.
Also, let’s not forget, fall is a super-productive time of the year. “Yes, office culture becomes more restrictive during the fall and winter compared to summer, and assignments become more frequent, but the upshot is your productivity increases, as well,” says Kelsey Torgerson, anxiety and anger management specialist at Compassionate Counseling St. Louis. “You may even find yourself adding on extra tasks because its easier to schedule these projects in, due to your increased productivity.”
And, hello: fall fashion. Need we say more?