It is officially the end of summer! So here’s a few tips on how you can avoid those post-summer blues.
1 Get excited for autumn
It can be all too easy to focus on the shorter days and the impending cold of winter. But, let’s not forget, autumn comes first with all kinds of things to look forward to: Halloween, spiced everything and, my personal favourite, knitwear. No need to shove your summer stuff to the back of the wardrobe, just layer up with a chunky jumper, thick woolly tights and get out there. Nothing is more beautiful than an autumn walk, the feeling of crisp fresh air and an even crispier leaf under your foot. So, in the words of John Lennon (kind of), give autumn a chance.
2 Stay healthy
So many people think about their bodies on the run up to summer and forget all about it once September hits. Despite the cold, it is really important to make sure you are still taking care of both your mind and body! Take time to keep your mind happy – reading books, yoga and listening to music. For your body, try to hit the gym at lunchtime to avoid the morning and evening darkness and make sure you are getting enough nutrients, especially vitamin D. For example, a handy froo-t smoothie in your bag will give you one of your five a day and a boost from the green tea!
3 Don’t forget fun
Although buttoning down the hatches, making a blanket cocoon and binging Netflix is great – it doesn’t have to be all you do for the coming months. Lots of classes start in September, so it’s the perfect time to start new hobbies – a chance to do anything from pottery to tap dance. Once you get truly stuck in, it’ll be spring in no time (and you’ll have hand-crafted enough vases to start your new hobby of flower arranging).
4 Staycation, anyone?
You’ve blown all your savings on a wild week in Bora Bora and now you have to sit tight until next summer for a break, right? Taking a weekend trip, closer to home means something in the calendar to look forward to and a break in what sometimes feels like eternal winter. On top of that, Scotland was just voted the most beautiful country in the world and it’s right on our doorstep. Personally, we recommend Bristol – although we may be biased.
5 Tea, tea and more tea
Colder days means more cups of tea – which can never be a bad thing! Tea is the key to the universe (in our opinion) and there is one to help with every ailment and mood! Next week we are starting a “tea spotlight” to highlight a different tea each week and all the good it does for you.
Until then, enjoy what autumn brings!
Miranda and the froo-t team