Sometimes summer does feel like it’s over in the blink of an eye. Here at CrunchyTales we all already feel a bit low at the idea of our holidays are coming to an end.
What we’ve realised, however, is that summer is not a time or a place, it’s a feeling and all of us can capture and hold onto it forever with a couple of tweaks to our lifestyle, making the good vibes last through fall and beyond.
How? The secret is giving ourselves a break not only during the good season but throughout the year. It’s only allowing us to break free more often from the usual routine so that we can keep enjoying that laid-back feel of summer over the months.
It could be having a chocolate bar (or two), blasting your favourite music, dancing like nobody’s watching you, enjoying your mornings by giving yourself the quiet time to self-reflect or cook yourself a healthy breakfast, or even reading a book that allows you to escape the cold weather. You can even plan to go outdoors more often with your pup or simply be a tourist in your town.
In the end, seeing the world with the eyes of a beginner and allowing ourselves to experiment with new things, like the way we sometimes daringly do in summer, it’s a sure-fire way to stay energised and fresh, get our daily dose of awe in midlife, learn a lot about self-compassion and the power of letting go of things, perfection and perfectionism.
I personally will keep sleeping with the shades open, letting the light in and waking me up, going for a morning walk, swimming or practising the Five Tibetan Rites, taking some time to play table tennis whenever I can, buying myself some flowers, making sure I’m getting enough vitamin D and of course, drinking prosecco. I will also keep looking after my well-being by following the ‘Take Five to Age Well’ campaign, making small daily changes for better ageing.
My wish for you, dear readers, is that you’ll make yours, the popular French philosopher Albert Camus‘ words to experience that summertime bliss all year long: “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
What about you? Do you have any tips on how you like to create your own endless summer? Why not share it in a comment below!