As we approach the changing of the seasons, we’re inspired by how nature is cyclical, and how our lives can feel so in tune with its shifts and changes.
The warm, summer months have a way of bringing us out of our shell; we emerge from our winter hiding places and bask in the sun, surrounded by loved ones, cold drinks, and fun evenings filled with laughter, the hours slipping away past midnight. We sneak away in the afternoon for an ocean swim, we plan sunset dinners, we stop to smell the flowers and squeeze in a coastal getaway on the weekends. The season of summer encourages us to indulge in beautiful weather, thrilling festivities, and often, more social events than usual.
But, like all things, summer must eventually come to an end — and by the time it does, most of us are ready to embrace the seasonal slow down.
As the sun begins to set earlier in the evening, the breeze becomes crisp, the sun lessens its intensity and balmy days are no longer. Afternoons of rest and slow-paced evenings take its place, without so much pressure to get out and enjoy before summer sets in the horizon.
The beginning of autumn marks the season of calm. If you’ve been immersed in the fast-paced rush of summer, now is your time to pause, recharge and rejuvenate. Just as nature slows down and prepares itself for the dormant, cooler months, so too do we.
Embracing the seasonal slow down is about honouring this period of rest.
Now is the time to spend evenings curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea and brand new book. Self care swings back to the top of the priority list, as spontaneous plans and morning beach walks are replaced with long showers and refreshing skincare sessions. Embracing me-time feels beautiful, as the weekend’s social invitations are kindly rejected without feeling the summertime guilt.
Immerse yourself in the slowness that emerges around you, as we wind down the busiest season in favour of blissful tranquillity.
If your body, mind and soul have been craving rest and rejuvenation, now is the time to wholeheartedly embrace it.
Welcome to autumn.