Friday, August 29, 2014

Does the change of season get you down?

As the days begin to shorten and Summer swiftly drifts away it can be difficult to come to terms with the warmth and sunshine dissipating. It seems we often wish away our winter months awaiting blissful spring and summer weather. Daylight dwindles, temperatures drop, kids are back in school, vacation season ends, the pools close, and the lush fruits of Summer have passed. For some, the end of summer can trigger a drop in mood among other feelings of the changing seasons. Does the change of season get you down?

It is normal to have some Summer regret; the “I didn’t get in shape and run everyday like I said I would”, or “I told myself I was going to learn to swim this Summer”, “my house is just as unorganized as it was when the kids got out of school”. Do you have any summer regrets? If so, what are they? Ask yourself—Is it too late to still do what I wanted to do? Beyond every turn and change is an opportunity. Do you still want to get the house organized? (or whatever didn’t actualize on your “to-do” list). If you still want that-you can make it happen.
You are the only one that can make that happen. So why wait? There can always be an excuse - if too many excuses or worries are getting in your way of accomplishing your own goals talking to a therapist can help. Make the most of what might be left of summer and helps you ease into Fall.

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Take Good Care,
Amy Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP, Director & Psychotherapist and
Jill Gordon, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist